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Pentecost


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The Greek name for the Jewish Feast of Weeks, which falls on the 50th day after Passover. As the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles on this day (Acts 2: 1), the name is applied to the Christian feast celebrating this event, popularly called Whitsunday (q.v.).

Subjects: Biblical Studies — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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