Religion: 1900th Pentecost

The Acts make a concise report of the First Pentecost, the founding of the Christian Church 1,900 years ago last Sunday (June 8), an event which Roman Catholic, Lutheran and Episcopalian Churches celebrate annually with due reverence, which other Protestant denominations observe this year with centennial devotion.

It was somewhat before 9 a. m. the 50th day (pentecost means 50th day) after Easter. The Jews had celebrated their Pentecost the sennight before, to commemorate Moses' giving their ancestors the Ten Commandments 50 days after the Exodus from Egypt. Peter and the other...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!