Pentecost Resources

A gift for you:

Breathe In Me, O Holy Spirit Illumination
by student Lily-anne Hein, of Prince Edward Island, Canada

This illumination of St. Augustine’s prayer was created by budding young artist Lily-anne Hein. Download and display in your home as a beautiful reminder of the work of the Holy Spirit.

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Links to sacred music and hymns of Pentecost

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Day 6 ~ Hymn

Bach’s Pentecost Cantatas

First Sunday of Pentecost
Second Sunday of Pentecost
Third Sunday of Pentecost

Other Pentecost Hymns

Hail Thee Festival Day – Pentecost (text from a 6th century Latin poem)
Veni Creator Spiritus (9th century Gregorian chant)
Come Down, O Love Divine (text from a 14th century Italian poem)
Holy Spirit, Truth Divine (text by H.W. Longfellow’s brother, 19th century)
Send the Fire (by William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army)
May the Peoples Praise You (modern hymn by the Gettys)

Links to Pentecost celebrations around the world

Rose Petal Shower in Rome
Eastern Orthodox prayer ‘O Heavenly King’ in 13 languages
Hear “Receive the Holy Spirit” in many languages (Up to minute 3:30)

Explanation of Eastern Orthodox Pentecost Icon

Recommended books

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Building the Way to Heaven: The Tower of Babel and Pentecost
(A typological approach to the stories of Babel and Pentecost, written for children)

The Day When God Made Church: A Child’s First Book About Pentecost
(A colourful introduction to the events of Pentecost for young children)

Sounding the Seasons: Seventy Sonnets for the Christian Year
(More of Malcolm Guite’s wonderful poetry)