Pentecost 2017

Holy Trinity was honored to welcome His Grace Bishop Andonios of Phasiane on our patronal feast day, Pentecost. Pentecost is considered by many to be the "birthday" of the Church and is the ultimate expression of the presence of God (i.e. the Holy Trinity) in the life of the Church, when the Holy Spirit came down upon the Disciples (students) and they became Apostles (those who are sent out) and the Good News of salvation in Christ was spread. The Feast of the Descent of the Holy Spirit - as the day is also called - reminds us that the Kingdom of God is here and now, in the Church - whose members are all bearers of the Spirit, and the light. 

"Blessed art Thou, O Christ our God, Who hast shown forth the fishermen as supremely wise by sending down upon them the Holy Spirit, and through them didst draw the world into Thy net. O Befriender of man, glory be to Thee." - Dismissal Hymn of Pentecost