Pentecost is one of the major festivals for Christians worldwide, reminding us of the power of the Holy Spirit. Pentecost Sunday is always celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Easter. Hence, Pentecost Sunday this year is celebrated on 5 June, traditionally seen as the “birthday” of the Church. Make this year’s Pentecost in Venice, FL special by engaging in the following:
Decorate the House in Red
As a symbol of the Holy Spirit and Pentecost, the Clergy usually don red vestments on this special day. Your family can also follow suit by redecorating the house, adding special red touches to your home to honor and celebrate this occasion. Some simple embellishments you can implement in your home are red napkins, candles, or windchimes. Windchimes are particularly fitting for this occasion as it helps you and your loved ones remind yourselves of the wind that blew on the first Pentecost Sunday.
Have a Feast With Your Loved Ones
Pentecost is one of the Great fests in the Church, also known as the Feast of Weeks. This makes it a fitting day to invite your loved ones for a lovely dining experience in a celebratory meal. Many families have Pentecost-themed recipes they’re happy to share, mainly themed around red flames. White dishes are also suitable for this day, based on the alternative name for Pentecost Sunday which is “Whitsunday”, a contraction of “White Sunday”.
It’s always a delight to start a Pentecost Sunday meal with a fresh fruit salad, evoking the fruit of the Spirit. By reminding your family of the message of the fruit of the Spirit, you can inspire your household to uphold the same positive values. Don’t forget to set your table with a red tablecloth and red napkins to bring the Pentecost dining experience altogether!
Read the Story of Pentecost Together
Reading and reflecting on the story of Pentecost in acts 2:1-2 as a family can be an inspiring session for the entire group. You could read it directly from scripture, which the older adults in your household will appreciate. If you’d like to involve the little ones in your family in the experience, a storybook Bible could do wonders in getting them engaged and active in their Pentecost Sunday experience.
Reading the Bible together can bring interesting new perspectives and discussions that can shed new light on your interpretation of the scriptures, regardless of age. If you’re in Venice, FL, feel free to pick up new Bibles and Christian books at Books-A-Million on Tamiami Trail, where they have an impressive selection of Christian books.
Attend Pentecost Sunday Service
This is an obvious choice for Pentecost Sunday! Attending Divine Liturgy as a family is an important, core aspect of celebrating and showing gratitude to God. For us in Venice, FL, the Diocese of Venice in Florida is a wonderful community to attend mass in.
If you or a loved one require assistance in daily tasks, such as arriving to and from church, do consider Aston Gardens At Pelican Pointe’s senior living options. Our transportation services ensure that residents will always be able to make it to service on time.