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Pentecost, which we celebrate this Sunday, is the liturgical season after Easter. It celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Church. Pentecost begins the eighth Sunday, or 50 days, after Easter Sunday. The descent of the Holy Spirit ushered in a new era for the people of God. The Jewish History of Pentecost “Pentecost” is …

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Ash Wednesday

Catholics and some Protestants celebrate Ash Wednesday. The name “Ash Wednesday” comes from the blessed ashes that are applied to the foreheads of the faithful. Being marked with ashes is a public acknowledgement that one is a sinner, as we all are. What is Ash Wednesday? Ash Wednesday is the first day of the liturgical …

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