In the Church’s annual liturgical cycle, Pentecost is “the last and great day.” It is the celebration by the Church of the coming of the Holy Spirit as the end – the achievement and fulfillment – of the entire history of salvation. For the same reason, however, it is also the celebration of the beginning:…
The rich man is not one who has much but one who gives much. For, what he gives away remains his forever.
St. John Chrysostom