Pentecost Sunday

The literal translation of Pentecost is 50th (day).  On the 40th day after Jesus' Resurrection, just before ascending into heaven, He told the apostles that He would not leave them orphaned and to wait a few more days, when the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, would descend upon them.

Pentecost marks the end of the Easter Season, because the Paschal Mystery - the Passion, the Death, the Resurrection - reaches its goal, culminating in the descent of the Holy Spirit.

Michael Anilao