In the New Testament, we read of Jesus’s Resurrection; and then we read that approximately 50 days later there came a powerful in-dwelling of the Holy Spirit in Jesus’s disciples on a day known as Pentecost.

Pentecost is the beginning of a nearly half-year season during which the Church, imbued with the Holy Spirit, delivers its “ordinary” (orders) that are its version of Jesus’s rule book for an abundant life of righteous living.