The Descent of the Holy Spirit, St. Sophia of Kyiv
How long until Orthodox Pentecost Monday?
|This holiday next takes place in 11 Days.|
Dates of Whit Monday
Who observes Orthodox Pentecost Monday?
|The name Whitsunday is generally attributed to the white garments formerly worn by the candidates for baptism on this feast|
Orthodox Pentecost Monday, also known as Holy Spirit Monday, is observed fifty days (approx. seven weeks) after Orthdox Easter.
The date in the Orthodox church will differ from the Western church due to the different methods of calculating the date of Easter.
Orthodox Pentecost marks the end of the Easter cycle, that began 92 days ago with Orthodox Shrove Monday.
Pentecost Sunday commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit in the form of flames to the Apostles, as recorded in the New Testament in Acts, 2.
The Holy Spirit allowed the apostles to speak in other languages, and they started preaching the word of Jesus to the Jews who come to Jerusalem for the feast of Shavuot (Pentecost). Many Christians recognize this event as the birth of the Church.
The following day, Pentecost Monday, is celebrated as a holiday in some East European counties.