Key Resources: Ascension and Pentecost

The nine days between Ascension day and Pentecost is sometimes referred to as the period of Novena, or nine days of prayer, when some churches spend time in prayer as they wait for the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. The Diocese of Canterbury, once again has a variety of Novena resources for use during Novena, which can be accessed here

gloucesterExperience Pentecost is a resource published by Jumping Fish which offers all-age services for Pentecost, Trinity and Father’s Day together with a series of worship outlines to accompany Experience Pentecost, which draws on the story of the growing church. These include ideas for celebrating the world church as well as thinking about the work of the Holy Spirit. You can borrow this resource from our library.
Roots has a variety of resources that can be used with young people to explore ascension and Pentecost.
ascensionAscension Day comes forty days after Easter and celebrates Jesus ascension into heaven. The feast always falls on a Thursday, but the reading for the next Sunday also includes an account of the Ascension.
Matthew 28:16-20; Mark 16:19; Luke 24:50-53; Acts 1:9-11
The liturgical colour for the Ascension is white or gold.
For a list of resources available from Going for Growth click here

The festival of Pentecost comes 50 days after Easter and marks the time when the first disciples received the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2) The themes in the Lectionary readings for Pentecost cover
The Holy Spirit
The formation of the Church
Christ as the light of the world
The mission of God to all nations
The colour of Pentecost is red.
For a list of resources available from Going for Growth click here

posted by Gemma Traquair

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