The Miracle of Pentecost refers to the Apostolic preaching on the first Pentecost after the Resurrection of Jesus when the crowds in Jerusalem, from countries all around the ancient world, were able to understand the Apostles. The story is related in the second chapter of the Acts of the Apostles.
At St. Athanasius in Boston, we have always had the custom of having the lesson from Acts 2 read in as many languages as possible by readers from the congregation. We have had most of the Romance languages, ancient Greek and Latin, Chinese, Afrikaans, Dutch, German and Dinku all proclaimed within the liturgy.
The practical aid for this is a book compiled by C. David Burt called, aptly enough, The Miracle of Pentecost. It has the lesson from Acts 2:1-11 in many dozens of languages, grouped by continent. You can find the book at his Partridge Hill Press site on Lulu.com. The bound book is $88.00, but you can also download a PDF of the book, from which you can print just the languages needed if your congregation wishes to employ this custom. The direct link for the PDF is: http://www.lulu.com/shop/c-david-burt-editor/the-miracle-of-pentecost/ebook/product-17509580.html
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