Pentecost - First Reading: Acts 2:1-11-

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They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak. All who heard them heard in their native language.

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  • 1Cor 5:7-8; 10:16-18; 11:23-26; Col. 1:20
  • Lev. 3:1-17 Lev. 7:11-21; Lev. 7:28–34; Lev. 9:18-21 Lev. 22:17-30; Lev. 21:21-30; Num. 15:7-12
  • Pentecost - First Reading: Acts 2:1-11-

    1. 1. The Holy Bible : Revised Standard Version Second Catholic edition (2006), with the ecclesiastical approval of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Thomas Nelson Publishing for Ignatius Press.
    2. 2. The Holy Bible : Revised Standard Version Second Catholic edition (2006), with the ecclesiastical approval of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Thomas Nelson Publishing for Ignatius Press.
    3. 3. The Holy Bible : Revised Standard Version Second Catholic edition (2006), with the ecclesiastical approval of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Thomas Nelson Publishing for Ignatius Press.
    4. 4. Pentecost Pentecost means fiftieth and occurs 50 days after Easter Sunday’s Resurrection. The festival is first spoken of in (Ex 23:16) as “the feast of the harvest,” It is mentioned again in (Ex 34:22) as “the day of the first fruits. This Jewish feast was celebrated seven weeks after the Passover and is sometimes called “The Feast of Weeks.” It was a time for all Jewish men to go to the Temple sanctuary and give God a “Thank Offering” a Toda.
    5. 5. The Toda -The Toda, a peace offering, was offered to God in recognition of, or in thanksgiving for the blessings God had granted to the giver.In this particular case the offerings given were from the “first fruits,” crops or livestock, which God had allowed the giver to produce.The Toda was known as a “Thank Offering,” the Greek word is, Eucharistia, which for us is Eucharist.Wherein an ordained priest offers a thanksgiving to God on behalf of the congregation.
    6. 6. Leviticus 7:11-1311“This is the ritual for the peace offerings that are presented to the LORD.12When anyone makes a peace offering in thanksgiving, together with his thanksgiving sacrifice he shall offer unleavened cakes mixed with oil, unleavened wafers spread with oil, and cakes made of fine flour mixed with oil and well kneaded.13His offering shall also include loaves of leavened bread along with the victim of his peace offering for thanksgiving.
    7. 7. The Feast of First FruitsPentecost was also the time He ascended forty days Jews associated with after the resurrection God giving Moses the Law (Torah) on Mount (The Feast Day of the Sinai. Ascension).Pentecost was one of three On Pentecost one of the major annual feasts celebrated by the Jews: Trinity, the Holy The Passover Spirit, blew new Pentecost and life, new courage, into Feast of Tabernacles the hearts of men. about four months laterJesus was crucified at Passover time.
    8. 8. First Fruits The identification of Pentecost with “first- fruits” has a real significance here, since three thousand came to have faith in Christ on that day. We can say that they constituted the “first- fruits” of Christianity.

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