Sunday, June 8, 2014

Pentecost



Pentecost is considered as the event which gave birth to the Church. The gathering of the Holy Apostles and the descent of the Holy Spirit formed this new reality. However, what does this mean. Was this a one of event? Christos Yannaras in his book Elements of Faith explains:


“Pentecost – the descent of the Holy Spirit – is the foundational and constitutive event of the Church. An institution is not founded, but the “new creation of Grace” is born, the possibility of immortal life given by God to man. Therefore even Pentecost – the descent of the Holy Spirit – is not an event which has been completed “once for all time”, but the event which always and continuously constitutes and forms the Church”.  (p. 128)

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