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The Roots of Pentecost

Pentecostalism as a religious movement is 100 years old. But it is named for an event, the Pentecost, that most Christian churches recognize and celebrate. In the Bible, the book of Acts describes the descent of the Holy Spirit.

Pentecost Sunday is seven weeks, or 49 days, after Easter. The word "Pentecost" comes from the Greek word for fifty.

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