The Church's Year
The word ‘Pentecost’ is the Greek name for the Jewish Feast of Weeks, always 50 days after Easter Day. It celebrates the coming of the Holy Sprit, the Comforter, on the disciples to give them power to go out and proclaim the good News of Jesus.
It is the Birthday of the Church, when the first Christians went out to preach the Gospel, and which will go on till the end of time. This day is also called Whit Sunday (‘White Sunday’) after the white robes worn by people being baptised at this time. (White is always a symbol of new life.)