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Sunday, June 4, 2017

AOC Sunday Report - Pentecost, commonly called Whitsunday

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Happy Whitsunday!

The entire AOC Sunday Report is RIGHT HERE!

Pentecost which is commonly called Whitsunday and the time of Whitsuntide
The octave (8 days) following Whitsunday. In the Book of Common Prayer, the Monday and Tuesday after Whitsunday are Red Letter days, so called because days provided with a proper Collect (prayer), Epistle, and Gospel were marked in the calendar in red ink. "Whitsuntide" (formerly also spelled "Whitsontide") or "Whitsun Week" is derived from Middle English whitsonday, from Old English hwita sunnandæg, "White Sunday", in reference to the white ceremonial robes formally worn on this day.

Whitsunday marks the Feast of the Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles on the 50th day after Easter. It ranks, after Easter, as the second festival of the Church. In the West, the Vigil of Pentecost soon became a secondary date for baptisms, with a ceremony resembling the Paschal Vigil Service. (Pentecost is the Greek name for the Jewish Feast of Weeks, which falls on the 50th day after Passover.) As the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles on this day (Acts 2:1), the name was applied to the Christian feast celebrating this event, popularly called "Whitsunday".

We have really really great sermons from Bishops Jerry and Roy, as well as Revs Jack and Bryan!  Each covers differing ground, you will not be bored!

There are a lot of people who need your prayers, this week like always.  Start with the fun one, give thanks for Kurt being back at work with half a new heart and a very grateful one at that!  He has a long road ahead of him, but his faith and trust are to be emulated.  Pray also for Shamu to gain strength and heal.  Pray for God to drive the cancer from Jimmy, Mary, Bob and Michael, work out from there.

Yesterday was Bishop Jerry's 74th birthday, which he spent working on church work.  Don't feel too sorry for him, he had a great party on Friday!

Put your trust in God, follow His Will to the best of your ability and accept the epic week ahead that He has for you.


Church of the Faithful Centurion
Descanso, California