“As a Mighty Wind”: Learning the Effects of Pentecost from the Liturgy

Originally posted on Catholicism Pure & Simple:
Catholics all know the story of the descent of the Holy Ghost on Pentecost—but do they truly understand the effects of the Holy Ghost in their souls? In his liturgical-catechetical work, “The Church’s Year”,  Fr. Leonard Goffine offers some illuminating insights on the significance of the Feast of…

This is a Most beautiful explanation about the meaning and purpose of the Festival of Pentecost. All of the specific aspects of this are thoroughly illuminating as well inspiring; telling us to rise above the broken and fallen nature that our flesh lives took on after being stained with sin. We have the precious opportunity and eternal power through our Lord, Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ, to overcome any and all barriers that would seek to keep us separated from our rightful inheritance of being in, and sharing with; God’s eternal glory in Paradise, as His children! Amen.

Over the last couple of days occasion came for me to share something I had written nearly a couple of years ago regarding our walking with Jesus daily; while so doing seeking insight, wisdom, knowledge and grace from our heavenly Father, by the Holy Ghost visiting us on our journey here and for Him to fill our hearts with God’s love! I share that article link here as well; in hope that it may be helpful to anyone seeking God’s Truth. I must quote the very ending of this inspiring writing with what to me is the heart of the matter and should be our duty here; if we truly wish to follow Jesus!

“He Himself wished to die in obedience to the will of His Father.” CP&S

I close with this verse which begins the article in the header, that I wrote on November 8, 2019

“This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

https://lawrencemorra.com/2019/11/08/he-alone-is-the-way-the-path-and-the-life-and-none-come-to-the-father-but-by-the-son-2/

God bless you.

Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III

Catholicism Pure & Simple

Catholics all know the story of the descent of the Holy Ghost on Pentecost—but do they truly understand the effects of the Holy Ghost in their souls?

In his liturgical-catechetical work, “The Church’s Year”,  Fr. Leonard Goffine offers some illuminating insights on the significance of the Feast of Pentecost, including an exposition on the gifts and fruits of the Holy Ghost.

Instruction on the festival of Pentecost

What festival is this?

It is the day on which the Holy Ghost descended in the form of fiery tongues, upon the apostles and disciples, who with Mary, the Mother of Jesus, were assembled in prayer in a house at Jerusalem. (Acts II)

Why is this day called Pentecost?

The word “Pentecost” is taken from the Greek, and signifies fifty. As St. Jerome explains it, this was the last of the fifty days, commencing with Easter, which the early Christians celebrated…

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