Orthodox Pentecost Sunday around the world in 2021

Orthodox Pentecost Sunday around the world in 2021

  How long until Orthodox Pentecost Sunday?
Orthodox Pentecost Sunday
  Dates of Orthodox Pentecost Sunday around the world
2022 Various Jun 12
GreeceSun, Jun 12National Holiday
RomaniaSun, Jun 12National Holiday
2021 Various Jun 20
GreeceSun, Jun 20National Holiday
RomaniaSun, Jun 20National Holiday
2020 Various Jun 7
GreeceSun, Jun 7National Holiday
RomaniaSun, Jun 7National Holiday
2019 Various Jun 16
GreeceSun, Jun 16National Holiday
RomaniaSun, Jun 16National Holiday
2018 Various May 27
GreeceSun, May 27National Holiday
RomaniaSun, May 27National Holiday
  Summary

Orthodox Pentecost Sunday, also known as Holy Spirit Sunday, is observed fifty days after Orthodox Easter.

  Which countries observe Orthodox Pentecost Sunday in 2021?
  GreeceJun 20National Holiday
  RomaniaJun 20National Holiday

When is Orthodox Pentecost Sunday?

Orthodox Pentecost Sunday, also known as Holy Spirit Sunday, is observed seven weeks after Orthodox 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 Sunday is also known as 'Kneeling Sunday', as it is tradition not to kneel during prayers in the church from Easter Sunday until Pentecost Sunday.

History of Orthodox Pentecost Sunday

It marks the end of the Easter cycle, that began 92 days before 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 recognise this event as the birth of the Church.

The following day, Pentecost Monday, is celebrated as a holiday in some East European counties.

In Eastern Orthodox Christianity, Pentecost can refer to the entire period of the fifty days of Easter through to Pentecost.

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