The term “Pentecost” means “the fiftieth day.” Pentecost, also called Whitsunday, is one of the seven principal feasts of the church year in the Episcopal Church and is identified by "The Book of Common Prayer” as one of the feasts that is “especially appropriate” for baptism. The liturgical color for the feast is red, the color of the Holy Spirit.

Sunday, May 19, 2024 - Day of Pentecost: Whitsunday


Season of Pentecost

The season of the church year that runs from the Day of Pentecost until the First Sunday of Advent is the Season of Pentecost, sometimes called Ordinary Time. Sundays are numbered in order after Pentecost during this season, and the liturgical color is green. The color green represents growth and God's creation.