The Feast of Holy Pentecost is celebrated each year on the fiftieth day after the Great and Holy Feast of Pascha (Easter) and ten days after the Feast of the Ascension of Christ. The Feast is always celebrated on a Sunday.
The Feast commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles on the day of Pentecost, a feast of the Jewish tradition. It also celebrates the establishment of the Church through the preaching of the Apostles and the baptism of the thousands who on that day believed in the Gospel message of salvation through Jesus Christ. The Feast is also seen as the culmination of the revelation of the Holy Trinity.
St. Melany’s is an Eastern Catholic Church of the ancient Byzantine tradition. Our liturgy, spirituality, discipline and theology are Orthodox in practice. Our church is in full communion with the Bishop of Rome and is under the jurisdiction of the Most Reverend Gerald N. Dino, Bishop of the Eparchy of Phoenix. All Catholics may fulfill their Sunday obligation by participating in our Divine Liturgy.