Starting at 5pm tonight (Thursday) we celebrate yet another holiday, The Feast of Weeks, or Pentecost as its called in the states. It comes exactly 50 days after Passover, which is now! It marks the giving of the Torah to Israel on Mount Sinai.
How does The Feast of Weeks overlap with Pentecost. Well, after the crucifixion of Jesus, the disciples had gathered together to celebrate the festival (as good Jewish would) when what was known as the outpouring of the Holy Spirit came upon them and tongues of fire rested above their heads.
So there you have it. Once again. The same holiday celebrated for two different reasons…
Jewish: The Feast of Weeks
Christian: the Pentecost
I will be be celebrating both, thank you very much, and enjoying my Friday and Saturday as a holiday 🙂