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The Biblical Holy Days are the ordained Festivals of God as recorded in the Scriptures. Within these Annual Festivals there are seven Annual Sabbaths or "Holy Convocations" in addition to the weekly Sabbath which is also a Holy Convocation. On these Sabbaths work is restricted.

The Seven Annual Festivals

(Based on Gods Calendar, calendar as stated in scripture.) "These are the feasts of the Lord, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons." (Lev 23:4) 

  • Passover: On the 14th day of the 1st month. Passover Services are held but Passover is not a Holy Day or High Sabbath.
  • Feast of Unleavened Bread: Begins on the 15th day and lasts seven days. Only the 1st and the 7th day are Holy Days or High Sabbath.
  • Pentecost: Also known as the Feast of Weeks. It always falls on Sunday because 50 days are counted from the weekly Sabbath during the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Pentecost is a Holy Day or High Sabbath.
  • Feast of Trumpets: On the 1st day of the 7th month. Usually falls in September or October on the Gregorian Calendar. Trumpets is a Holy Day or High Sabbath.
  • Day of Atonement: On the 10th day of the 7th month. A fast to the Lord. No food or water for 24 hours. Atonement is a Holy Day or High Sabbath.
  • Feast of Tabernacles: Also known as the Feast of Booths because God commanded that the people stay in temporary shelters called booths Falls on the 15th day of the 7th month and only the 1st day is a Holy Day or High Sabbath. This festival lasts seven days.
  • Last Great Day: Also known as the Day of Somber Assembly or Last Great Day of the Feast. It follows immediately after the Feast of Tabernacles. This is a Holy Day or High Sabbath.

The Meaning of the Festivals has not changed, yet there has been new meaning added to them,

Old Testament
Added New Meaning
Passover: Is a memorial to commemorate when the Lord Passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and protected the Israelites homes. Passover: Pictures Christ shedding his blood for the sins of humanity, a chance for eternal life.
Unleavened Bread: Seven days you must eat unleavened bread, known as the bread of affliction, because you came out of the land of Egypt in a hurry and that you may remember the day when you came out of the land of Egypt all the days of your life. Unleavened Bread: Leavening represents sin in our lives, and the need for us to remove it.

Feast of Weeks / Pentecost: To observe the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year's end. Feast of Weeks / Pentecost: Pictures Christians receiving the holy spirit upon acceptance of the Lord in our lives.
Trumpets: A memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation, signaling an appointed time. Ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt, designed to bring the people into remembrance before the Lord. Trumpets: Pictures the blowing of trumpets at Christ's return, and the ushering in of the Lord's coming kingdom.
Atonement: And this shall be an everlasting statute unto you, to make an atonement for the children of Israel for all their sins once a year. Atonement: It is a Christians once a year recommitment to the Father.
Tabernacles: That your generations may know that the Lord made the children of Israel dwell in booths when he brought them out of the land of Egypt. Tabernacles: Egypt represents the world and sin, we are to live separate from the world while still in it.
Day of Somber Assembly / Eighth Day: The day of somber assembly or eighth day occurs at the end of Tabernacles. It brings the yearly Festivals to an end and the look forward to the next years Festivals.
Day of Somber Assembly / Eighth Day: Pictures an end to this present evil world, and the gathering of God's people for the start of the new world to come.


Literature
Figuring the Appointed Feast Times and Postponements
Websites
Feast Locations
Video
General
Sunrise Sunset Times
Calendars

History has shown us that the Jews CHANGED THE CALENDAR approximately four centuries after Christ's death, and substituted in its place a “fixed,” artificial calendar which has changed the Holy Days, and POSTPONED these days by adding Jewish traditions to the calendar! The Jews themselves admit to this change! It can be clearly documented in the Jewish Encyclopedia, and many other Jewish books that deal with the subject.

Something to keep in mind when someone claims that the oracles of God where entrusted to the Jews.

For further reading in regards to  The Oracles of God


A Simple Formula for Figuring the start of the Holy Days

  • First find the spring equinox. 
  • Next find the new moon nearest the spring equinox (The Barley must be in the green ear phase in Jerusalem to be the signal for the first month of the year). 
  • Always use Jerusalem time.
  • The first night of the new moon is counted as the first day of the Biblical new Year. 
  • Then count to the fourteenth day from that moon and you have the Passover Day (this will get you started for counting the rest down).

     NOTE that all begin the evening before
* The Passover service itself is held just after Sunset the evening before
* Only the first and last day are Sabbath's
* Only the first day is a Sabbath

2017
* Passover: April 12
* Feast of Unleavened Bread: April 13 - 19
Pentecost: June 4
Feast of Trumpets: September 22
Day of Atonement: October 1
* Feast of Tabernacles: October 6 - 12
Eighth Day or Last Great Day: October 13




Moon Phases

New Moon
New Moon

Waxing Crescent
Waxing Crescent

First Quarter
First Quarter

Waxing Gibbous
Waxing Gibbous


Full Moon
Full Moon

Waning Gibbous
Waning Gibbous

Last Quarter
Last Quarter

Waning Crescent
Waning Crescent


New Moon - The Moon's unilluminated side is facing the Earth. The Moon is not visible (except during a solar eclipse).
Waxing Crescent - The Moon appears to be partly but less than one-half illuminated by direct sunlight. The fraction of the Moon's disk that is illuminated is increasing.
First Quarter - One-half of the Moon appears to be illuminated by direct sunlight. The fraction of the Moon's disk that is illuminated is increasing.
Waxing Gibbous - The Moon appears to be more than one-half but not fully illuminated by direct sunlight. The fraction of the Moon's disk that is illuminated is increasing.
Full Moon - The Moon's illuminated side is facing the Earth. The Moon appears to be completely illuminated by direct sunlight.
Waning Gibbous - The Moon appears to be more than one-half but not fully illuminated by direct sunlight. The fraction of the Moon's disk that is illuminated is decreasing.
Last Quarter - One-half of the Moon appears to be illuminated by direct sunlight. The fraction of the Moon's disk that is illuminated is decreasing.
Waning Crescent - The Moon appears to be partly but less than one-half illuminated by direct sunlight. The fraction of the Moon's disk that is illuminated is decreasing.

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