And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
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It should be noted that among the ancients the day of Pentecost was computed from the time of the killing of the pascal lamb. In our case, however, it is not from the Lord's passion, but from his resurrection.
Dost thou perceive the type? What is this Pentecost? The time when the sickle was to be put to the harvest, and the ingathering was made. See now the reality, when the time was come to put in the sickle of the word: for here, as the sickle, keen-edged, came the Spirit down. For hear the words of Christ: "Lift up your eyes," He said, "and look on the fields, for they are white already to harvest." (John 4:35.) And again, "The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few." (Matthew 9:38.) But as the first-fruits of this harvest, He himself took , and bore it up on high. Himself first put in the sickle. Therefore also He calls the Word the Seed. "When," it says, "the day of Pentecost was fully come" (Luke 8:5, 11): that is, when at the Pentecost, while about it, in short. For it was essential that the present events likewise should take place during the feast, that those who had witnessed the crucifixion of Christ, might also behold these. "And suddenly there came a sound from heave...
The first infusion of the Holy Spirit into the congregated disciples took place at "the third hour.".
Hour is demonstrated as an hour of prayer, about which hour it was that they who had received the initiatory gift of the Holy Spirit were held for drunkards;