In two weeks we will celebrate Pentecost Sunday (May 27th). Liturgically, aside from Pascha, Pentecost is the greatest of the 12 Great Feasts. (Pascha is in a category all by itself!) Pentecost is the “Birthday of the Church”, the celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit, a celebration of the very Life that we all embrace as the people of
God, members of Christ’s holy church. The traditional Vespers of Pentecost with the special “Kneeling” prayers and petitions is served following the Divine Liturgy on Pentecost Sunday. In Orthodoxy, we go from glory to glory - come let us welcome the coming of the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth!