I am reading the Bible from A-Z.
In Matthew 3:16, the bible says:
"As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him".
The icon of the feast of the Pentecost shows the Holy Spirit as a dove.Some Eastern Orthodox Icons depict the Father as an old bearded man.But why is the Holy Spirit always depicted as a dove? I heard a reference to Noah's dove, but I am not sure if that is that correct explanation.Anyone?