The Passing Parson

A monthly blog by Rev. Dr George J. Koch, Holy Trinity’s Intentional Interim Pastor during our time of transition.  Pastor Koch will provide spiritual leadership for Holy Trinity until the new regularly called Pastor takes office.  In his weekly blog, Pastor Koch will discuss his thoughts on the Church Year and upcoming events at Holy Trinity.

Why Red on Pentecost?

Posted by Mark Donahue on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 @ 10:37 AM

When you come to church on Sunday, you will see the color red predominantly featured.  Why?  For the ancients, God was found in the wind, the earthquake, and the fire.  They were things beyond human control, and the fire that they knew was from wood, oil or wax which gave off a bright red hue. As the old saying goes, fire can either warm you or burn your house down.  Fire therefore became associated with the spirit of God because we cannot control it.

Pentecost is often called the birthday of the Church because on that day the spirit was poured out on the disciples and a new relationship between God and humans (as well as human to human relationships).  On Pentecost, gifts were poured out on all disciples, including us.  What are those "passionate" gifts of the Spirit?  Come on Sunday and find out what gifts the spirit has given you!  Wear read to show your spirit! 

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