La Pentecôte se fête cinquante jours après Pâques, (en grec pentêkostê veut dire cinquantième). On célèbre la venue de l’Esprit Saint qui avait été annoncé par Jesus aux apôtres juste avant l’Ascension

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Extraits des actes des Apôtres

 Act 1.6closeActs 1:6 The Ascension So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” (ESV) closeActs 1:6closeActs 1:6 The Ascension So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” (ESV) The Ascension So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” (ESV) Alors les apôtres réunis lui demandèrent: Seigneur, est-ce en ce temps que tu rétabliras le royaume d’Israël?

Act 1.7closeActs 1:7 He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. (ESV) closeActs 1:7closeActs 1:7 He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. (ESV) He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. (ESV) Il leur répondit: Ce n’est pas à vous de connaître les temps ou les moments que le Père a fixés de sa propre autorité.

Act 1.8closeActs 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (ESV) closeActs 1:8closeActs 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (ESV) But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (ESV) Mais vous recevrez une puissance, le Saint Esprit survenant sur vous, et vous  serez mes témoins à Jérusalem, dans toute la Judée, dans la Samarie, et jusqu’aux extrémités de la terre.

 

Act 2.1closeActs 2:1 The Coming of the Holy Spirit 2:1 When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. (ESV) closeActs 2:1closeActs 2:1 The Coming of the Holy Spirit 2:1 When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. (ESV) The Coming of the Holy Spirit 2:1 When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. (ESV) Le jour de la Pentecôte, ils étaient tous ensemble dans le même lieu.

Act 2.2closeActs 2:2 And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. (ESV) closeActs 2:2closeActs 2:2 And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. (ESV) And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. (ESV) Tout à coup il vint du ciel un bruit comme celui d’un vent impétueux, et il remplit toute la maison où ils étaient assis.

Act 2.3closeActs 2:3 And spanided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. (ESV) closeActs 2:3closeActs 2:3 And spanided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. (ESV) And spanided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. (ESV) Des langues, semblables à des langues de feu, leur apparurent, séparées les unes des autres, et se posèrent sur chacun d’eux.

Act 2.4closeActs 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. (ESV) closeActs 2:4closeActs 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. (ESV) And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. (ESV) Et ils furent tous remplis du Saint Esprit, et se mirent à parler en d’autres langues, selon que l’Esprit leur donnait de s’exprimer.

 

Il s’agit donc d’une fête très importante dans la vie chrétienne car depuis ce jour nous avons reçu la force de l’Esprit Saint pour nous aider à marcher vers le Père en attendant le retour de Jesus.

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