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Day of Pentecost Preview

Pentecost derives its name from the Jewish festival celebrating the harvest and the giving of the law on Mount Sinai fifty days after Passover. Fifty days after Easter, we celebrate the Holy Spirit as God’s presence within and among us. In Acts the Spirit arrives in rushing wind and flame, bringing God’s presence to all…

Cathedrals

Email Devotion, Pentecost 8 O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!  You have set your glory above the heavens. –Psalm 8:1, NRSV I was driving home from a day with our youth at this year’s Confirmation Camp at Camp Kirchenwald.  And as I was heading south along Mt. Wilson…

Holy Vessels

Email Devotion, Pentecost 6 “Qodesh cheres … Holy vessels.”  That was the phrase the guest rabbi used in his comments.  But in describing the Jewish usage of the phrase, he noted that the description did not mean a vessel which embodies holiness in its nature, but that of an ordinary vessel holding holy things. The…