Mid-Pentecost: A Bridge Linking Two Feasts

Mid Pentecost icon of Jesus among the Doctors. Photo: Public domain

Christ is Risen!

We find ourselves approaching Mid-Pentecost this Wednesday, May 22. Mid-Pentecost, what is that? Pentecost is the Feast celebrated 50 days after Easter Sunday and halfway in between on the 25th day is Mid-Pentecost; always celebrated on a Wednesday. This past Sunday, was the 4th Sunday of Pascha, Sunday of the Paralytic. We heard in the Gospel of John that day: “there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem” (5:1). On this upcoming Wednesday, …

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