On Sunday, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, in conjunction with other Christian denominations from the Island community, held a Pentecost Day Car Parade to commemorate the Pentecost season in the Christian faith. Pentecost comes 50 days after Easter Sunday, and serves as the beginning of the longest liturgical season in the Christian calendar, and is the day when the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles. In the Christian canon, Pentecost also is the day that Moses was presented with the 10 Commandments.
The parade started at the Park and Ride in Edgartown, and traveled to the Old Whaling Church on Main Street. The Rev. Chip Seadale, alongside the Rev. Steven Harding of Grace Church in Vineyard Haven, and the Rev. Hyuk Seonwoo from Trinity Methodist Church in Oak Bluffs, stood in front of the Whaling Church to bless those who rode by. In accordance with social distancing regulations, the leaders asked all attendees to remain in their cars to receive the blessing.