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Sunday, 12 June 2011

Pfingster Sontag - Pentecost Sunday

Today the Christian Churches celebrate the "birth" of the church - the coming of the Holy Spirit upon those gathered in the Upper Room in Luke's account in the Acts of the Apostles, or who were "breathed on" by Christ before He "left them" to carry on the ministry He gave them. (St John, Chapter 20.)

The Holy Spirit is the third member of the Christian Trinity, the constant presence of God in our lives and in the world.

We celebrated it wel this morning in the Friedenskirche in Wiesbaden, with a Eucharist and baptism and followed by coffee and cakes. Pentecost is a big event here in Germany and tomorrow is a holiday to mark its importance.

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