6-20: the vision of the wrath of God in the outpouring of the seven bowls containing the seven last plagues, xv.
At a later period, however, the difficulty of screening the rites of baptism and Eucharist from the eyes of catechumens and from their ears the creeds and liturgies - a difficulty which had ever been formidable and which after the overthrow of paganism must have become insurmountable - seems to have provoked not only a great outpouring on the part of the Christian rhetors, like Basil, Chrysostom, the Gregories and the Cyrils, of phrases borrowed from the Greek mysteries, but perhaps an actual use of precautions.
To the Christian Church Pentecost acquired a new significance through the outpouring of the Spirit (Acts ii.).
So at Pentecost on the occasion of the first outpouring of the Spirit the saints were by the bystanders accused of being drunk (Acts ii.
33) shall be fully realized in the outpouring of the Spirit on all the Jews and even upon their servants (Isa.