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The American Church Dictionary and Cycopedia
The Sunday following Ascension Day is so called. Being the only Lord's Day which intervenes between the Ascension of our Lord and the Descent of the Holy Ghost, it represents that period during which the Apostles were obeying the command of their Master when "He commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father." They remained therefore, in the city expecting the Gift of the Comforter which was bestowed on the Feast of Pentecost.
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Miller, William James. Entry for 'Expectation Sunday'. The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/acd/e/expectation-sunday.html. 1901.