The liturgy changes in an important way after the Day of Pentecost. Rather than taking place within specific seasons, each within its own theme, this period does not have one overall theme. Each Sunday takes its theme from the readings for that day and from the biblical and liturgical meaning of Sunday as the Lord's Day.

During this period, we finish reading substantially all of one Gospel each year. The three –year lectionary appoints one of the three "synoptic" Gospels – Matthew, Mark, and Luke – for each year. John's Gospel is used throughout the three years for certain Holy Days, Lent, and Easter, and in filling out the Gospel of Mark, which is considerably shorter than the others, in Year B. We also read several of the epistles each year during this period. Finally, the Old Testament readings are chosen to complement the Gospel reading each Sunday. Most often they are events or prophecies that point to the work of Christ in the Gospel passage they accompany.

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Pentecost (Penekekoka), green:
These hangings are inspired by the kalo lo‘i (the taro ponds) below the mountains in Kaua‘i. Like the taro, we hope to "ho‘oulu" (grow) throughout the Church year, nourished by the Water of Life.
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