Daily Prayer & Bible Reading

Daily Prayer & Bible Reading

PENTECOST | May 19–August 31, 2024

Pentecost is the culminating feast of the season of Easter, concluding the season. Pentecost celebrates the sending of the Holy Spirit and the birth date of the church (Acts 2). This edition covers Sunday, May 19, through Saturday, August 31.

The flame as the Pentecost icon is a reminder of the presence of God. In the Old Testament God speaks to Moses through the burning bush and leads the children of Israel in the wilderness in the shape of a pillar of fire. In the New Testament John the Baptist speaks of God’s flame as a baptismal element of purification whose fulfillment is experienced in Acts 2.