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Heavenly King, Comforter, Spirit of Truth, you are everywhere present and fill all things. Treasury of blessings and giver of life: come and dwell within us, cleanse us from all that defiles us, and oh Good One, save our souls.
Meditation on Pentecost
Let us celebrate Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit, the appointed day of promise, and the fulfillment of hope, the mystery which is as great as it is precious. This is from the vespers for the feast of Pentecost.
Hello everyone I'm Danylo from Ukraine and I would like to tell you a little bit about Pentecost from an Eastern Christian perspective.
On this day in a way, we celebrate the birthday of the church. Because 50 days after the death and resurrection of Jesus, the Holy Spirit came upon the apostles and made them more fully partakers of his grace.
And in the same way today we are called to become more fully partakers in this new life by the Holy Spirit. This is why in the Byzantine Rite for Pentecost the priest wears green vestments. Because green symbolizes life. And the Hymn I wanted to share with you today is a hymn we sing especially for Pentecost, but then also again every day before we pray.
In it, we call the Holy Spirit to come and dwell in us and to pray through us. He is the comforter who speaks for us. The spirit of truth who teaches us all things. He is the treasury of blessings.
Because by him, we receive all gifts and graces. We are made children of God. We live with the very life of God, that is why he is the giver of life. On Pentecost we are invited to pray this prayer and ask for the Holy Spirit to dwell in us, to purify us, and to save our souls.
And so I wish you a very blessed feast of Pentecost and I hope you liked what I could share with you.
Singers: Danylo Kolasa, Fr.Yuriy Kolasa, Magdalyna Kolasa
Speaker: Danylo Kolasa
Host: Anthony Xie
Producer & Copyright: 沐光小鹿
Background Music：Veni Sancte Spiritus (Come Holy Spirit) · Simply Taizé ℗ 2014 Integrity Music