Prayers and Readings for Pentecost Sunday

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Pentecost by Giotto

Today is Pentecost Sunday, when the Church celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles (Acts 2:1-41). Pentecost is often regarded as the Church’s birthday because from that point on the apostles carried the message of Christ. This is also an important feast for Charismatic Christians worldwide. Pentecost marks the end of the Easter season.We recommend the painting “Pentecost” by Giotto. In addition, prayers and readings for Pentecost after the jump:

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TCC Playlist: Speaking in Tongues by Arcade Fire

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Arcade Fire at the Grammys We love the band Arcade Fire, and not just because they write songs about Joan of Arc. They’re willing to ask serious questions, even religious ones, and their music is just that good. Their most recent album title, Reflektor, is a reference to Soren Kierkegaard‘s 1846 essay “The Present Age”. Sunday is Pentecost, try listening to “Speaking in Tongues” from their 2011 album The Suburbs after the jump:

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