Pentecost is celebrated fifty days after Easter Sunday, (seven weeks), hence its name. In the New Testament, Pentecost was the occasion of the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ, as described in the Acts of the Apostles 2:1–31. and therefore in the Christian liturgical year, it became a feast commemorating this occasion. For this reason, Pentecost is described by some Christians as the “Birthday of the Church”.
St. Mary, the Apostles
Wheat: bountifulness; thanksgiving when displayed in a sheaf; the Eucharist when combined grapes
Seven Tongues of Flame: the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit as given in Isaiah 11:2-3:
- True Godliness
- Fear of the Lord
Three Tongues of Flame