Synchroblog for June
What’s a synchroblog?
…A group of bloggers agree to post on their own blogs on the same broad topic on the same day. The titles are circulated a day or two beforehand, and each blogger includes links to the other blogs. (More at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog_carnival)
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Our topic for June is Faith, Feasts, and Foreshadowing. Here’s the verbatim provided invitation / introduction:
The Jewish festival of Shavuot (Pentecost) celebrates the giving of the Torah at Sinai, and falls 50 days after the second night of Pesach (Passover). This year that’ll be June 7-8, depending on where you live and how you celebrate.
The Christian feast of Pentecost celebrates the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles in the book of Acts, ushering in the beginning of the church. Fifty days after Jesus’s resurrection (10 days after His ascension), the apostles were gathered together, and on Pentecost a flame rested upon the shoulders of the apostles and they began to speak in tongues/languages by the power of the Holy Spirit.
For the June synchroblog we invite you to reflect on the foreshadowing that Shavuot brings to the Christian feast of Pentecost. How does the Torah foreshadow the Holy Spirit? What can we learn from our forefathers that will enrich our faith? What are the parallels? What are the differences? These are some (but definitely not all) of the questions that might be explored in this synchroblog.
Please submit your name, name of blog, title of post, and link, in the comment section of the June announcement on the blog http://synchroblog.wordpress.com/ by 6 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, June 7, if you would like to be included in this synchroblog. The list of participants will be compiled and posted June 8.