It’s been a few weeks since Pentecost, but I felt this site needs some more poems about the Holy Spirit. One a year is not enough. Having now learned a little Ancient Greek, I took inspiration from some observations I had while reading Acts 2:1–4.Continue reading The fire of day 50: a poem for Pentecost (with pictures)
Pentecost is often celebrated as the birthday of the church. We remember how the Holy Spirit came in power upon the apostles, how they preached in Jerusalem and how everyone heard them praising God in their mother-tongue. The story is recorded in Acts 2.
Pentecost, if you didn’t know, is so named because it’s the fiftieth day after Passover; it marks the festival of first fruits in the Jewish calendar (Deuteronomy 16:9-12), which is why there were so many Jews in Jerusalem.
For myself, I think one of the most important things about the Holy Spirit that I’ve come to reckon with, is that the Holy Spirit is a person.Continue reading Air, fire, water, clay (a poem celebrating the Holy Spirit)
I was tasked with writing a prayer of adoration for Pentecost – and came up with these ways of describing the Holy Spirit. These words can be read as a responsive liturgy or as a standalone poem, and presented with a single image or a sequence of images.Continue reading The Holy Spirit: a poem / liturgical prayer for Pentecost (with pictures)