Day of Pentecost

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The liturgical routine of Eastertide continues through the Day of Pentecost except as noted below.

The Day of Pentecost is a traditional date for Holy Baptism.

The alternate RCL readings are used in even years.

The Gospel reading and other elements of the liturgy may be adapted to mark the day, but no particular adaptation is customary or expected.

The Confession of Sin is not used.

The Comfortable Words are not used at 8 a.m. because the Confession of Sin is not used.

The Prayer of Humble Access is omitted at the 8 a.m. Eucharist.

The dismissal includes the addition of the words “Alleluia, alleluia!” for the last time of the year.

The four-fold blessing from the Book of Occasional Services is used on the Day of Pentecost.

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Vestments are fire red (not blood red). The St. Margaret’s set is appropriate, but not required.

Holy Baptism is likely.

The paschal candle is displayed prominently through (and including) the Day of Pentecost, but not after.

Last updated: September 10, 2018 at 19:32 pm