Mid-Pentecost, also known as Mid-Feast, will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 2 at 6 PM with the Blessing of Water. This day, twenty-five days after Pascha, marks the midpoint between Pascha and Pentecost. Mid-points are important in any journey. During Great Lent we commemorated the feast of the Veneration of the Precious Cross, teaching us that the way to Pascha is the way of the Cross. We daily commit ourselves to picking up our cross and following the Savior to Golgotha, to death and to resurrection. The feast of Mid-Pentecost, with its blessing of water, unites within the faithful both Pascha and Pentecost—we are grafted on to Christ’s glorified and risen Body, which is the Church, at Baptism, during which we receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit.