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Rituals and Worship

Sacred Time

Without a liturgical calendar to guide their sacramental lives, Pentecostals rely on the supernatural activity of the Holy Spirit to bridge the gap between chronological and sacred time.

Sacred Space

Pentecostals sacralize spaces that have historical significance to them or spaces where healing occurs. Unlike some other Christians, however, they do not wish to imbue material objects with supernatural powers.

Rites and Ceremonies

Aside from the two traditional rites of baptism and the Lord's Supper, Pentecostals have added the baptism of the Holy Spirit, healing, and prophecy to the rites of the church.

Worship and Devotion in Daily Life

Pentecostal worship and devotional life are essential to the theological foundation of the movement. As an experiential faith, Pentecostalism thrives on innovations in worship and an intense devotional life.


Key Pentecostal symbols—fire, doves, and water—are all associated with the Holy Spirit, who, as the main spiritual catalyst for Pentecostals, is the most visible expression of Pentecostal faith.