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Whitsun Day

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  • Whitsun Day —    A high Festival observed in the Church on the fiftieth day after Easter, in commemoration of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles on the day of Pentecost as they were all with one accord in one place in Jerusalem. Whitsun Day is …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Whitsun Day — Whit|sun|day «HWIHT SUHN dee, day; HWIHT suhn day», noun, or Whitsun Day, the seventh Sunday after Easter; Pentecost. ╂[Old English Hwīta Sunnandæg < hwīt white + Sunnandæg Sunday (probably because of the custom of wearing white baptismal… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Whitsun — [hwit′sən, wit′sən] adj. [ME whitsone < whitsondei, understood as Whitsun Day: see WHITSUNDAY] of or observed on Whitsunday or at Whitsuntide …   English World dictionary

  • Whitsun Monday; Whitsun Tuesday —    Two days observed with great solemnity as the continuation of the High Festival of Whitsun Day. For the origin and appointment of these days see EASTER MONDAY and TUESDAY …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Whitsun Tide —    The week beginning with Whitsun Day is so called. During this week the Whitsun Ember Days are observed, (Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday), as a preparation for Trinity Sunday, one of the stated times of Ordination …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Whitsun — n. & adj. n. = WHITSUNTIDE. adj. = WHIT. Etymology: ME, f. Whitsun Day = Whit Sunday …   Useful english dictionary

  • Whitsun — (Old English for White Sunday ) is the 49th day (seventh Sunday) after Easter Sunday. In the Christian calendar, it is also known as Pentecost, commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples.It has that meaning in the following:* …   Wikipedia

  • Whitsun —    The English name for the Church festival otherwise called Pentecost, held on the seventh Sunday after Easter as the commemoration of the descent of the Holy Spirit and the inspiration of the Apostles. The derivation of the word Whitsun is… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • Whitsun ales —    The term Whitsun ale is somewhat ambiguous, being used in both a general and specific way. The ale part signifies a festival or celebration; originally one in which ale was specially brewed and sold by the organizer for profit, and from the… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • Whitsun Tuesday — noun the day after Whitmonday • Syn: ↑Whit Tuesday • Hypernyms: ↑Tuesday, ↑Tues • Part Holonyms: ↑Whitsun, ↑Whitsuntide, ↑Whitweek * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Whitsun Monday — Whitmonday Whit mon day, n. (Eccl.) The day following Whitsunday; called also {Whitsun Monday}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English