St. John's Anglican Church

Birmingham, Alabama church

Birmingham, AL, Mt Laurel, Mt. Laurel, church, Anglican, Episcopal, Christian, Catholic, Reformed Episcopal, Holy Communion, Eucharist

Pentecost

Of this great feast day, Tertullian writes: “the coming of Christ was the fulfilling of the Law, the coming of the Holy Spirit is the fulfilling of the Gospel.”

Anglican Divine Lancelot Andrewes: [The real exchange of this day] …  ”Whereby, as before He of ours so now we of His are made partakers.  He clothed with our flesh and we invested with His Spirit.  The great promise of the Old Testament accomplished, that He should partake  our human nature; and the great and precious promise of the New, that we should … ‘partake His divine nature,’ both are this day accomplished.”