Pentecost. Why 50 days?
I grew up with Whitsunday, the name, apparently, coming from the white clothes that people making their first commitment to the Christian Faith would wear. It was always 7 weeks after Easter; we even had a Whit Bank Holiday. Then the name changed to Pentecost, which seemed at the same time both churchy and spiritually good: after all when did I ever see anyone in white on that Sunday? Somehow it seemed as though ‘Pentecost’ was rather a more authentic name for the day. From the Greek for 50, Pentecost was 50 days after Easter. At Pentecost we read again the story we find in the early chapters of Acts, telling us that God sent his Holy Spirit to the disciples.
I never did ask why 50 days
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Advance notice of events:
Saturday 10th 4pm TIME4Life Concert at Hertford URC
Sunday 18th 10.30 Church Anniversary and Gift Day
Thursday 29th NLVASM quiet day 'Music in Worship' Wattan at Stone Methodist Church
Sunday 15th NLVASM fellowship lunch at the Highland Restaurant