Days of the Pentecost

“O Sages standing in God’s Holy Fire !
As in the gold mosaic of a wall,
Come from the Holy Fire , perne in a gyre,
And be the Singing-Masters of my Soul !”

( Sailing to Byzantium by William Butler Yeats )

Days of the Pentecost
Till Rosey Easter
The Old Moveable Feast
The Joyous Feaster

The White Sunday, Whitsun
The Gold Wheat Harvest
The First Fruits of the Wheat
The Golden Bread blest

On warm Trinity Sunday
Adornments verdant
The Celebrant recalls
The Noahic Covenant

The Spirit’s Rainbow Sign
Lets Youth see Visions
As Old Men dream their dreams
Forewarned by Maidens

The Mighty Rushing Wind
The Tongues of Fire
Descent of Spirit Bird
Saints perne in Gyre

Filled with the Holy Spirit
Baptised by Fire
They speak in other tongues
Ecstatic lyre

Theotokos amidst them
Blessed Deipara
He comes , blesses and goes
The Church , His Kara

Put not away the robes
From the Sacristy
Until Faith is affirmed
In Corpus Christi

O Pray for Us on Earth
Saints and Apostles
Around us our World burns
And Satan jostles

O Heavenly Host purge us
Of stubborn evil
Strengthen us as we fight
World, Flesh and Devil

( Amita Sarjit Ahluwalia )

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