After Jesus ascended into the Heavens, the eleven Apostles and the rest of His disciples, the God-loving women who followed after Him from the beginning, His Mother, the most holy Virgin Mary, and His brethren — all together about 120 souls — returned from the Mount of Olives to Jerusalem. Entering into the house where they gathered, they went into the upper room, and there they persevered in prayer and supplication, awaiting the coming of the Holy Spirit, as their Divine Teacher had promised them. Suddenly, a sound came from Heaven, as when a mighty wind blows, and it filled the whole house where the Apostles and the rest with them were gathered. Learn what happened next and more about the Fest of Pentecost in this video from the Archdiocese:
For Further Study
The Roots of Pentecost – In this podcast from Ancient Faith Radio, Fr. Thomas Hopko looks at the roots of Pentecost — the coming of the Spirit — in Old Testament worship.
The Holy Spirit – The day after Pentecost is the Feast of the Holy Spirit in the Orthodox Church and Fr. Thomas Hopko uses it to examine more closely the “Spirit who proceeds from the Father,” in this podcast from Ancient Faith Radio.
The Power of the Holy Spirit – Fr. Josiah Trenham speaks about the power of the Holy Spirit in this podcast from Ancient Faith Radio.