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Does Your Paraclete Talk to You?

Unless you have read extensively in Christian literature or are an ace at the Greek language, you may not have gotten the pun above. Paraclete is the Greek word for comforter and was used in the Greek versions of the New Testament to designate the Holy Spirit, the third member of the Godhead recognized by Christians believing in the Holy Trinity. It is the Paraclete who appears dramatically on the first Christian Pentecost, which we acknowledge this June on the 4th, as well as in our recognition of the Holy Trinity on Trinity Sunday, June 10th this year. Trinity Sunday is the next Sunday following Pentecost. From one source, we learn that the Feast of the Pentecost (called “Shabuoth” by th