Pentecost

A prayer led in British Sign Language (BSL) at Pentecost

A prayer led in British Sign Language (BSL) with English captions, for Pentecost.

You can find Pentecost related terminology translated into BSL in our Pentecost category. You may also like to read about the coming of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2:4-7

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Apostle

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Apostle. In the New Testament usually referring to one who was with Jesus in person, a close disciple of Jesus, one who then took early Christian teaching and missionary work.

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Ascend / Ascension

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Ascend. Go up. In the Bible it usually refers to Jesus leaving earth and going to heaven.

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Baptism / Baptize / Baptise / Baptised (Full Immersion)

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Baptism / Baptize / Baptise / Baptised (Full Immersion). The ceremony of immersing a person (usually adult, although some churches will baptize children if they are able to declare their faith) in water to show they have made a full commitment to Jesus Christ. Jesus himself was baptized by full immersion in the River Jordan.

Bible references include: Matthew 3:13-17

See also: Baptism / Baptize / Christening (Infant) and Baptism / Baptize

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Christ (-Jesus) – RCS

Roman Catholic sign

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Christ (-Christ). A Roman Catholic sign for Christ. The second person of the Trinity; the Son of God.

The name Jesus comes from the Hebrew-Aramaic word Yeshua, which means “Yahweh (the Lord) is salvation.” Christ is actually a title for Jesus, it comes from the Greek word Christos, meaning “the Anointed One”. Yeshua was a common alternative form of the name Yehoshua (Joshua).

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