Monthly Archives: May 2018

Living Beings – Pentecost Sunday

Today is Pentecost Sunday, the Fiftieth Day after Easter and the tenth day after Jesus’ ascension into heaven.  All the traditional readings for today talk about the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Holy Trinity (Ezekiel 37:1-14; Acts 2:1-21; John 15:26ff).  We worship one God in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, but today is most especially associated …

Spirit, Water, Blood

The Apostle John says that there are “three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree” (1 John 5:7-8) In the Old Testament, priests were sanctified for service by washing with water and by the blood of a sacrifice, and by anointing with oil, denoting the bestowal of the Holy Spirit.  In this way, …