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Centenary Icon from Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church, Jessup, PA
by Iconographer Raymond J. Mastroberte.
Used with special permission.


  • Tone 6 - Heavenly King, Comforter, Spirit of Truth, You are everywhere present and fill all things. Treasury of Blessings and Giver of Life: come and dwell in us, cleanse us from every impurity, and save our souls, O Good One!

    The most popular prayer to the Holy Spirit, included at almost every divine service and in private devotions. From Pascha to Pentecost, this prayer is suppressed. It is sung for the first time as the third verse of the Aposticha for Pentecost.

  • Troparion
    Tone 8 - Blessed are You, O Christ our God! You have revealed fisherman as most wise by sending down upon them the Holy Spirit. Through them You have drawn the whole world into Your net. O Lover of man, glory to You!

  • Kondakion
    Tone 8 - When the Most High descended and confused the tongues, He scattered the people; but when He distributed the tongues of fire, He called all to unity. Therefore with one voice, let us praise the Most Holy Spirit!

  • Meditations - Gifts of the Holy Spirit

    Spiritual Reading

  • Scripture
    Liturgical Readings for Pentecost

  • From the Fathers
    Saint Ambrose of Milan "On the Holy Spirit"
    Saint Basil the Great "On the Holy Spirit"
    Saint Gregory Nazianzen "On the Holy Spirit"
    Saint Hilary of Poitiers "On the Trinity"
    Saint John Chrysostom "Homily on Acts - Pentecost"
    Saint Leo, Pope of Rome "First Pentecost Sermon"
    Saint Leo, Pope of Rome "Third Pentecost Sermon"
    Manuel Phile, Byzantine Poet "To the Holy Spirit"

    Orthodox Theology

  • On the Filioque

    You are listening to "Heavenly King"
    Samohlasen Tone 6, Carpathian Plain Chant
    courtesy of Msgr. Oskar Schiffler of Košice, Slovakia.

    Return to "Glory to Jesus Christ! Slava Isusu Christu!"