The notion of time helps us celebrate life by marking and recalling the important dates and events in our lives. Time also has an important place in our spiritual life: It helps us connect with God and with His Story (of which we are a part.) The Liturgical calendar is organized around the events in the life of Christ, celebrating Jesus’ life, death, resurrection and return.
The Season of Pentecost begins with the Feast of the Pentecost, fifty days after Easter. Pentecost celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit from heaven and the birth of the Church. It is a season centered on sanctification, the work of the Holy Spirit in the day to day life of the Christian. Through the Word and Sacraments, the Holy Spirit gives us the power to believe and trust in Christ as our Savior and the power to live the Christian life. This precious gift of faith in the saving work of our Lord Jesus Christ is the reason we celebrate Pentecost with such joy and thanksgiving. Historically, the color used during Pentecost is red.