Catechism On Line
In this chapter we discuss the following topics:
The PentecostOriginally, the Pentecost was a jewish holiday - The Harvest Festival celebrated on the fiftieth day after the Passover. It was then, after Jesus' crucifixion, that the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles, thus the Church was born.
The Holy SpiritAccording the Acts of the Apostles, it was manifested by tongues of fire over all the apostles, and each apostle received the gift of tongues (the ability to speak different languages). As we already know about the Holy Spirit, at that moment the apostles were: