Orthodox Pentecost Sunday around the world in 2021

Orthodox Pentecost Sunday around the world in 2021

  How long until Orthodox Pentecost Sunday?
This holiday next takes place in 282 days.
  Dates of Orthodox Pentecost Sunday around the world
2022 RomaniaJun 12
Romania Sun, Jun 12National Holiday
2021 RomaniaMay 23
Romania Sun, May 23National Holiday
2020 RomaniaJun 7
Romania Sun, Jun 7National Holiday
2019 RomaniaJun 16
Romania Sun, Jun 16National Holiday
2018 RomaniaMay 27
Romania Sun, May 27National Holiday
  Summary
Orthodox Pentecost Sunday, also known as Holy Spirit Sunday, is observed fifty days after Orthodox Easter.

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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