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Event of outpouring of Holy Spirit and its reflexions and commemoration in Christianity

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Does the tongues of fire incident make it clear, that all such events have now ceased?

This question, addressed to Trinitarian Protestants, regards the nature of the incident related by Luke, Acts 2:3, when a manifestation of fiery tongues was seen in association with the eleven, after ...
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Why does the Eastern Orthodox Church call the 49 days following Easter, Pentecost, and the Western Church does not?

Just from Wikipedia I have found that the 49 days before Pentecost are called "Pentecost" (there's even "Mid-Pentecost" which is the midpoint from Easter to Pentecost) but in the Western Church I can'...
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Did Mary lay her hands on all the Apostles in the Upper Room to pour out the Holy Spirit anointing?

Pentecost is the outpouring of graces or anointing coming from the Holy Spirit and the Catholic Church teaches that all graces comes only from the hands of Mary as Mediatrix of all graces. In the Old ...
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According to mainline Protestant theology, why is Pentecost on Sunday and why did it lose its significance?

Christian Pentecost It is well known that the early Christians were Jews who accepted Jesus, who was also a Jew, as the messiah. These Christian Jews also observed Shavuot, a Jewish holiday but later ...
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What are the relationships of the Gifts of the Holy Ghost to the beatitudes and virtues?

According to Catholic theology, what are the relationships of the seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost to the beatitudes and virtues?
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Why is the Feast of the Visitation held on May 31st, during the Easter/Pentecost season?

The Feast of the Visitation is held on May 31st (May 30th in Eastern churches), which depending on the year will fall into either the Easter or Pentecost season. It seems really strange to me that ...
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Who first described Pentecost as a reversal of Babel?

In Spiritual Maturity, J. Oswald Sanders describes Pentecost as a reversal of Babel. An online search shows this to be a link made by others, and in a related thesis on the topic, Paul J. Pastor goes ...
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Do Christians regard speaking in tongues as necessary? [closed]

I have heard that some Christians consider it the only sure sign of having received the Holy Spirit, which would seem quite important. If not generally, which groups hold to this belief, and in what ...
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When did Jesus send the Holy Spirit? [closed]

I've always assumed that the Holy Spirit did not make his presence known amongst men until Pentecost. Famously, in Acts 2, the Spirit descends upon the first believers, gives them power of speech, ...
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Was that Pentecost in the Acts also a time of the year of jubilee?

Was that Pentecost, during which the Holy Spirit was poured out on the apostles in the book of Acts was also a time of jubilee? From what I see, the Pentecost was a holiday to commemorate God's giving ...
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Need to know exact sacrifices required in the Old Testament Pentecost Feast

I am writng an Easter play for my children's church class. In it, there's a fictional "villain" who tries to cover up the fact that Jesus rose from the dead because he's in the business of selling ...
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How and when Pentecost People raised in this world recently [closed]

Now a Days we can see the Independent Pentecostal churches all over the world. I want to know When these Pentecost people raised ???? till 19th century there is o news about that people
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How do Evangelicals celebrate Pentecost?

Wikipedia sayeth in vague generalities: In Evangelical churches, where a lesser degree of emphasis on the liturgical year is generally placed, Pentecost may indeed be one of the greatest ...
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Reformed Theology, Pentecostalism, and Charismatic Movement on The Holy Spirit

To a first degree approximation, is the following correct? Reformed Theology: Spiritual gifts ceased after the apostolic age. The gifts were important to setup the initial church, but after the ...
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Can people speak in tongues today? [closed]

The Bible refers to people speaking in tongues--most notably at Pentecost. Is this something that legitimately happens today? I've been in church services where speaking in tongues has happened, but ...