Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Ji (Sikhism) Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Ji (1563-1606). Guru Arjan Dev Ji was the first Sikh Martyr and the fifth Guru. He built the Harimandir Sihih (Home of the Divine) in which Sikhs could meet to learn, in the town of Amritsar (Pool of Nectar). To emphasize that the [...]
Pentecost (Christianity) Pentecost (for both Eastern and Western Christians), also known as Whitsunday in some Western Churches, is the commemoration of the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of Jesus following His ascension (Acts 2:1-11). It comes 50 days after Easter.
Shavuot (Judaism) Shavuot (Weeks, the plural of the Hebrew word for seven) marks the conclusion of the period of send weeks that follows Pesah. Shavuot commemorates the giving of the Torah to the Israelites and the completion of God’s purpose to create a special people. It is celebrated for two days in the Diaspora (the [...]
Ascension (Easterna and Western Christians) Ascension is the anniversary of Jesus’ ascension into heaven and enthronement as universal sovereign. It comes 40 days after Easter/Pascha.