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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Shavout/ Pentecost

Today is Shavout which is the day marking the 50 days after Passover and lots of Jews gathered at the Western Wall (and all around the world) and read the Torah (basically The Old Testament in Hebrew) all night long! So cool! I didnt actually get to go to this, but it is cool!

Today is also Pentecost, for lots of Christians, it is when the spirit came down upon the Church in an upper room in Jerusalem during the "Feast of Weeks" (Jewish Shavuot). (It is actually lucky that these two things are on the same day)

We got to hear a very amazing sermon by our school headmaster! It gave us a very great picture on what happened and it was very interesting and he used a lot of great metaphors and he explained it very well. He is the one on the left in one of the pictures below!

If you look in Acts then you can read all about it and I had no idea this is what it meant in Acts by Pentcost, so cool!

"And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance." (Acts 2:1-4)

A very cool setup!

In front of the Christ church

We got some pizza after!

Such a great day!

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