Pentecost by IDorffmeister.jpgHeavenly King,

Advocate, Spirit of Truth,
Who are everywhere
and fill all things,
Treasury of Blessings,
Bestower of Life:
Come and
dwell within us,
cleanse us of all that defiles us,
and, O Good One, save our

The days following Pentecost used to have an Octave like other feasts (e.g., Christmas, Easter, Epiphany, Assumption, etc.) but few remain in the present liturgical form, sadly. My hope is that in due time the Church will restore some of the octaves. In the Byzantine Church the day after Pentecost is known as Holy Spirit Day. The above text comes from one of the hymns of the sacred Liturgy.

My hope is that the priests of the Latin Church celebrated a Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit to accommodate the lack we presently experience in the Roman liturgy.