The Day of Pentecost Sermon, The Rt. Rev. Andrew ML Dietsche, "When We Call Upon the Spirit"

May 23, 2021

"The coming of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples, and then the reopening of doors, the rushing of the followers of Christ into the crowds and the unmasked, unafraid expressions of joy in their declaration of the risen Lord, are the very things we have so longed for, that we are celebrating on this Pentecost," said the Rt. Rev. Andrew ML Dietsche, Bishop of the Diocese of New York, at today's 11:15am Holy Eucharist on Pentecost, our first day back for in-person service at Trinity Church in 14 months.

"We may understand them now, as we have not before, and understand perhaps the reordering of all our priorities," he continued. As we return, exhausted spiritually and mentally, we call upon the Holy Spirit to reclaim our lives, our community, our Church, to rediscover it and shepherd it back to life. "Doors are reopening, and not our old lives, but new and larger lives, are at the ready." Watch the sermon.