In our liturgical prayers and art, we use several symbols to represent the Holy Spirit, all of them with biblical backgrounds. The fire that appeared on Pentecost was reminiscent of the fire in the burning bush on Mount Sinai from which God spoke to Moses.

FIRE calls attention to the strength and force of the Holy Spirit. The wind that appeared on Pentecost was reminiscent of the wind that blew over the waters at the beginning of Creation.