Pentecost at Sts Peter and Paul, Montreal

May 27, 2018

Trinity Sunday, also called Pentecost (the 50th day after Easter), is one of the twelve major Orthodox holidays, celebrated every year with a lot of reverence and joy. On this day all Orthodox churches, are decorated with a lot of verdure. In our St Peter and St Paul Cathedral everything spoke of the feast: green festive vestments of the priests, spring flowers, green icon-lamps, boughs of birch at the royal doors, and freshly cut grass placed on the floor all created a merry and lighthearted ambiance. Even some parishioners were wearing green clothes showing so the particular mood of this special day. Smiles, kindness, light festive sermon - everything was bright, beautiful and solemn. People left the Cathedral carrying with them, to their homes, the good news of the Descent of the Holy Spirit!