Tomorrow Thursday is the traditional date of the Ascension of Our Lord…forty days since the resurrection–our celebrations of Easter.
It is traditional to pray for the next nine days (a novena–the original nine prayer) as we join with the disciples and the Blessed Virgin waiting and praying for the coming of the Holy Spirit. This year in our seclusion the diocese has the opportunity to join remotely in this prayer and expectation.
Below are several links and an explanation of the Diocesan Pentecost Novena which can be lived streamed each evening beginning this Friday, the 22nd.
Please watch with us and pray or simply add the prayer to the Holy Spirit to your daily offering.
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful. Enkindle in us the fire of your love. Send forth your spirit and we shall be created and you shall renew the face of the earth!
Yours in Christ,
The rev’d G.M. Simpson
From Dcn. Tim Weinmann, of Christ the King, who is on the planning team for this event…
“The Pentecost Novena was decreed by Pope Leo XIII on May 9, 1897, calling on the whole Church to pray for a greater out-pouring of the Holy Spirit as promised by Jesus Christ. This year, the Cathedral of Christ the King will host the first diocesan Pentecost Novena, referred to as “Nine Days of Power” for personal, parish, and diocesan spiritual renewal. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this will be a virtual event only and will be live-streamed each evening. We invite every individual and family to participate and celebrate the birth of the Church towards a new Pentecost.
Each day (6:30-8:30 PM except on Pentecost Sunday which will begin at 2:30 PM) begins with a time of praise and worship followed by a bilingual teaching and then a prayer component.”
Link to Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/3342517449131949/
You can visit the event web page here: http://cathedralctk.org/ninedays
Instructions for streaming options: http://cathedralctk.org/howtostream
More information from the planning team: https://www.facebook.com/261886597208204/videos/520821961928275/