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[[Image:Pentecost.jpg|right|frame|[[Pentecost icon]] - Descent of the Holy Spirit onto the Church. ]]
The '''Holy Spirit''', or '''Holy Ghost''' is [[God]], the third Person of the [[Holy Trinity]], who , from eternity , "proceeds" from the Father (John 15:26). The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the [[Jesus Christ|Son]]. The word "Spirit" commonly translates the Greek New Testament word pneuma.
The Spirit dwells inside every true Christian, each one's body being his temple (First Epistle to the Corinthians 3:16). He is depicted as a 'Counsellor' or 'Helper' (''paraclete'' in Greek, guiding them in the way of the truth. The 'Fruit of the Spirit' (i.e. the result of his work) is "love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control" (Galatians 5:22). The Spirit is also believed to give gifts (i.e. abilities) to Christians.
Christians believe that it was the Holy Spirit whom Jesus mentioned as the promised "Comforter" (i.e. "strengthener", "fortifier") in John 14:26. After his [[resurrection]], Christ told his disciples that they would be "[[baptism|baptized]] with the Holy Ghost", and would receive power or endowment (Acts 1:4-8); a promise that was fulfilled in the events recounted in the second chapter of [[Acts of the Apostles|Acts]]. On the first [[Pentecost]], Jesus' disciples were gathered in Jerusalem when a mighty wind was heard and tongues of fire appeared over their heads. A multilingual crowd heard the disciples speaking, and each of them heard them speaking in his or her native language.
 
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=="Holy Spirit" or "Holy Ghost"==
[[el:Άγιο Πνεύμα]]
[[fr:Saint Esprit]]
[[mk:Бог Свет Дух]]
[[ro:Duhul Sfânt]]
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