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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Whitsunday

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(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.


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Entry for 'Whitsunday'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ncd/w/whitsunday.html. 1910.

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