Celebrating Pentecost 2024

Celebrating at St. Xenia the Major Feast Day of Pentecost

  • 22 June – Soul Saturday – 10 am – Panikhida
  • 22 June – Soul Saturday – 6 pm – All-night Vigil 
  • 23 June – Pentecost – 10 am – Divine Liturgy
  • 23 June – Pentecost – 12 pm – Celebratory Luncheon hosted by the Sisterhood and Brotherhood

All are encouraged to attend the services and stay on for the celebratory luncheon.


This Major Feast Day commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ while they were in Jerusalem celebrating the Feast of Weeks. Pentecost marks to the Orthodox believer the coming of the Holy Spirit, the full revelation of the Trinity, and a day to celebrate membership in God’s family. Fasting is forbidden because it is a time of great joy.

The fullness of God is manifested with the Spirit’s coming to man, and the Church hymns celebrate this manifestation as the final act of God’s self-disclosure and self-donation to the world of His creation. For this reason, Pentecost Sunday is also called Trinity Day in the Orthodox tradition.

All are encouraged to attend the divine services and the celebratory luncheon, following which the Parish Kitchen will be closed until September. 

The celebratory luncheon was offered by the sisterhood and brotherhood working together.