Sunday, June 4, 2017

A tongue of fire?

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In the dim recesses of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a priest and his reflection.

Enlarge the photo and you will even see the light reflected in his eyeglasses as well.

What almost looks like a flame above his head reminds us that this Sunday is Pentecost for some Christians.

The Book of Acts says that the Apostles were gathered together in one place [Jerusalem's Upper Room] when suddenly a sound came from heaven like a rushing wind, filling the entire house where they were sitting.
Then tongues of fire appeared and one sat upon each one of Apostles!
They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages as directed by the Spirit.
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Happy Pentecost to all the Christians celebrating it today!
There is a surprising and beautiful blessing for you here, by the modern poet Jan Richardson. 
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(Linking to the meme inSPIREd Sunday.)
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8 comments:

Come Away With Me said...

Thank you Dina! In about 30 minutes I am on my way to church to celebrate this beautiful event. It's a gray, overcast day here in San Diego, but the sun will be breaking through this afternoon. We are in the "June Gloom" days heading up to summer here in Southern California. Have a lovely evening and night there in Meitar!

Tom said...

...thanks Dina, for this Pentecost Sunday post.

Gosia k said...

looks fantastic

Ida said...

Thank you for sharing this post

Jim said...

Great

Alice said...

What a lovely post , Dina

William Kendall said...

Fitting for the occasion, Dina!

Kay said...

I love it that I am learning about Christian practices from you.