The feast of Pentecost is one of our favorite! Did you know that Pentecost is also referred to as the birthday of the church? Pentecost is celebrated 50 days after Easter and also marks the very beginning of the church - when the Holy Spirit came upon the apostles and they were filled with the gifts of the spirit and left to begin preaching Jesus message!
How can you celebrate at home?
One way is like you would any other birthday - have cake and ice cream - a favorite in our house is to make Pentecost Sundaes to go with cake - you can find the recipe and symbolism here:
What else can you do?
Wear RED - as the official color of Pentecost it's the perfect choice.
Have a fire in your backyard - you might even decide to roast Smores or marshmallows.
Whatever you do be sure to include a prayer asking for the gifts of the Holy Spirit - one of our favorites at home is the prayer from St. Augustine:
Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy.
Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy.
Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy.
Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy.
Guard me, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy.
Check out this video on Pentecost:
Enjoy this beautiful weekend!