The Pentecost festival season lasts just three days, starting on the fiftieth day after Easter. It commemorates the original event of the sending of the Holy Spirit of love and understanding to Christ’s disciples, who were gathered in community. It also helps tune our souls to receive the healing Spirit of Truth and Love whenever we are in community. The Pentecost prayers, spoken from the altar in these days in the communal ‘we’, affirm that Christ sends the Father’s healing Spirit, imaged in the light and warmth of the candle flames. The altar colors of white and yellow let us feel the nearness of the world of light and the healing power of the Spirit. The three-day Pentecost festival is followed by a Trinity interval that lasts until June 24.