When the Feast of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Without warning there was a sound like a strong wind, gale force–no one could tell where it came from. It filled the whole building. Then, like a wildfire, the Holy Spirit spread through their ranks, and they started speaking in a number of different languages as the Spirit prompted them. (Acts 2:1-4, The Message)
The Holy Spirit is often associated with the symbol of a dove, and of fire. The liturgical colour red. I tried to get something of those symbols in my image for Pentecost, above.
I would have said that friend and photographer-extraordinaire Steve Brown would have been proud of me for that image montage, but it lacks something of that bleak, post-apocalyptic holocaust feel that he does so well. Check out his work. (Warning the site doesn’t work 100% in Mozilla Firefox if you have particularly strict pop-up blocking.)
Anyway … back to violet, Lent and onwards to Palm Sunday and Holy Week.