Pentecost is the festival when Christians celebrate the descending of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles. It is celebrated 50 days after Easter (the name comes from the Greek Pentekoste meaning fiftieth). As New Apostolic Christians, this day marks the end of the period of waiting and is also the birthday of the Church of Christ.
On this festival day brothers and sisters from Montserrado-Monrovia District in Liberia gathered at Mangrove Island Congregation to celebrate the pouring of the Holy Spirit. The celebration was in two phases (indoor and outdoor activities).
The divine service
This Festive Divine Service was officiated by Ap. Alexander Wreh. He began by saying that we celebrate Pentecost as a feast of joy and we are joyful that the Holy Spirit is still active in our church today. We celebrate Pentecost as a feast of thankfulness, because we are thankful that we have received the gift of the Holy Spirit through the rebirth of water and Spirit. His text came from Acts 2:4.
During the service two priests and one deacon were ordained. Also 30 souls were Holy Sealed and 356 members were in attendance.
After the service the choir performed splendidly by moving the congregation with some beautiful songs.
The youths of the district converged on the Snowhill Football field were series of activities took place. There were singing, dancing and football games. They also carried out evangelistic work by distributing flyers of the church to people who came to watch the activities.