The Father is light, the Word is light, and the Holy Spirit is light,
who was sent to the Apostles in fiery tongues;
and through him the whole world is guided by light
to worship the holy Trinity.
The Holy Spirit is light and life
and living, spiritual spring.
Spirit of wisdom, Spirit of understanding;
good, right, spiritual, sovereign, cleansing faults.
God and making divine;
fire and proceeding from fire,
speaking, working, distributing the gifts of grace;
through whom all the prophets and Apostles of God
with the Martyrs have been crowned.
Strange tidings, strange sight:
fire divided for the apportioning of gifts.
— Verses from Matins for Pentecost