Each year, on the 50th day from Easter Sunday, we celebrate Pentecost – the day that commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and a few followers of Jesus Christ while they were in Jerusalem celebrating the Feast of Weeks, as described in the Acts of the Apostles:
And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were all filled with the holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues,* as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.
It’s the descent of the spirit, along with the call of each of us to go proclaim the Good News, that we celebrate each year! While our in-home celebrations look quite different than the original day of Pentecost (there are no real tongues of fire coming down from above!), we have a lot of fun celebrating together and talking about ways that we can each live out our baptismal promises and bring God’s Word to others. Some of my favorite items are listed below, but you can view the full Pentecost list of items here on Etsy!
- Pentecost Quilt Banner: Looking to add a beautiful table runner to your kitchen or dining room? This beautiful quilted runner shares the fire of Pentecost! The Holy Spirit, represented by the dove in shades of white fabric, dives down amidst tongues of flames, just as it did so many years ago.
- St. Augustine’s Prayer to the Holy Spirit: Want to add some prints to your prayer table? This beautiful print comes in two different options; choose either an enhanced matte paper poster (with no frame) or a gorgeous hanging canvas! The artist was inspired by Acts 2:1-4 (The Coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost), and readings from CCC on Symbols of the Holy Spirit in creating this design.
- Holy Spirit Color and Make Mobile with Headband: wanting to find an activity that’s great to do with kids? This instant download prints in black and white, making it perfect for last minute planning. Create a lovely mobile of the tongues of flame, while your children make themselves crowns!
- Watercolor Hand Drawn Illustration: want to send a beautiful print to a friend? Sized just right for an extra large envelope, this gorgeous watercolor takes a traditional iconic design and beautifully portrays it in modern colors (size: 11″x14″)
- Traceable Pentecost Artwork: Are you into bible journaling? This lovely printable includes tabs, inspirational words, ephemera relating to Pentecost. Use this print to aid not only your bible journaling, but also as a pattern for cards, tags, notes, and more!
- Holy Spirit Socks: want to add some spirituality to your wardrobe? Like the other persons of the Trinity, The Holy Spirit will continue to be a mystery to all of us, yet the beautiful image of a dove keeps the knowledge of the Holy Spirit, ever ancient and ever new. These socks are a wonderful reminder of God’s loving and perfect presence in our lives.
- Music Scores for Pentecost: ready to get your vintage jam on? These authentic vintage Hymn Song Sheets come from 1930’s-1980’s Song & Hymn Books, and are ready to debut in your home or parish!
- Holy Spirit Greeting Cards: wishing to send a few greetings to friends and family? This ten-pack of cards are beautifully designed and come printed at a lovely 5″x7″ size. Front Design – Wishing you many blessings on your special day as you welcome the Holy Spirit in your heart. Back Design – Be on Your Guard, stand firm in the faith, be courageous, be strong, do everything in love. 1 Corinthians 16:13-14
- Floating Holy Spirit Locket: looking for the perfect Confirmation gift? This delicate floating locket has the fiery Holy Spirit inside, and comes in multiple designs for you to pick from.
- Pentecost Fabric Panel: looking to sew something lovely? This fabric panel measures 24″x33.5″ and is surrounded by a large beige border. Overall fabric size is 36X42 inches.