Contemplating the Holy Spirit

PENTECOST (TRINITY SUNDAY)Contemplate the descent of God the Holy Spirit upon the holy apostles

How the apostles stood in one mind at prayer and how, suddenly, there came a sound from heaven as a rushing mighty wind.

How there appeared fiery tongues over the apostles, one on each of them.

How the apostles were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in various tongues, as the Holy Spirit gave them utterance.

How all the men wondered and marveled, hearing the apostles speak in different tongues.

Contemplate the action of God the Holy Spirit upon the apostles

How the small are made great by God the Holy Spirit and how the fearful are made fearless by Him.

How He makes the simple wise and how He makes the inarticulate eloquent.

How, from fishermen, He makes fishers of men for the Kingdom of God and how, from shepherds of an irrational flock, He makes shepherds of the rational flock.

How the apostles, led by the Holy Spirit, traveled throughout the world without means and without friends.

How they converted the rich and the poor to the Christian Faith by their words, lives and miracles alone.

How the Holy Spirit led the apostles through all sorrows and tribulations, filling their hearts with consolation and joy.

How the Holy Spirit assembled them in Jerusalem from distant lands for the burial of the Most-holy Theotokos.

St. Nikolai Velimirovic, The Prologue of Ohrid – Volume One

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