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Rcia Handouts 20120523

Rcia Handouts 20120523

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When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. Andsuddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled theentire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire,which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were all filled with theHoly Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them toproclaim.Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven staying in Jerusalem. Atthis sound, they gathered in a large crowd, but they were confused because each oneheard them speaking in his own language. They were astounded, and in amazementthey asked, "Are not all these people who are speaking Galileans? Then how doeseach of us hear them in his native language? We are Parthians, Medes, and Elamites,inhabitants of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia andPamphylia, Egypt and the districts of Libya near Cyrene, as well as travelers fromRome, both Jews and converts to Judaism, Cretans and Arabs, yet we hear themspeaking in our own tongues of the mighty acts of God."
Acts 2:1-11
In Sacred Scripture ...
The feast of the Law of Moses originally known as the feast of Weeks or thefeast of Harvest . Later, among Greek-speaking Jews, the feast came to becalled Pentecost. The Greek pen
means “fiftieth” and refers to thetiming of the festival, which took place fifty days after the spring celebration of Passover. Pentecost became a Christian feast when the Holy Spirit rusheddown on the apostles seven weeks after Jesus celebrated his final Passover.In the Old Testament, the feast of Weeks (Pentecost) is one of three majorfeasts listed in Exodus where it is known as the harvest festival), along withthe festival of Unleavened Bread and the festival of Ingathering at the end of the year . In Leviticus, the feast is calculated to occur seven weeks from theday of the presentation of the first sheaf of the barley harvest during thePassover celebration. In Numbers and Deuteronomy, it is known as the “feastof Weeks.Tobit and 2 Maccabees, as well as Josephus, refer to it to as thefestival or feast of Pentecost.Catholic Bible Dictionary (p. 693). Kindle Edition.
In Jewish culture ...

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