corner graphic   Hi,    
ver. 2.0.20.02.19
Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Go to classic.studylight.org/

Bible Dictionaries

1910 New Catholic Dictionary

White Sunday

Resource Toolbox

(Greek: pentecostes, fiftieth)

Feast which commemorates the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the Apostles, and takes its name from the fact that it comes nearly fifty days after Easter. It was a Jewish festival, and has been observed in the Christian Church since the days of the Apostles. It is often called Whitsunday (White Sunday) from the practise of giving solemn Baptism on that day in early centuries, the candidates being attired in white baptismal robes.


Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. Used by Permission.

Bibliography Information
Entry for 'White Sunday'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ncd/w/white-sunday.html. 1910.

Lectionary Calendar
Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
the Sixth Week after Epiphany
There are 53 days til Easter!
ADVERTISEMENT
Search for…
Enter query in the box:
 or 
Choose a letter to browse:
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M 
N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  Y  Z 

 
Prev Entry
White Sisters
Next Entry
White, Saturday in
ADVERTISEMENT
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology