“Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are the people who know the joyful sound [who understand and appreciate the spiritual blessings symbolized by the feasts]; they walk,O Lord, in the light and favor of Your countenance”

Psalm 89:15

There are many different calendars in the world today.  There is the Gregorian/Julian calendar which is internationally accepted as the civil calendar.  This calendar begins in January and ends in December and includes civil holidays like New Year’s Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving as well as all of the church holidays.

There is the Liturgical calendar that was generated by the Roman Catholic church with the celebrations that have been embraced by the Protestant (Christian) church.    On this calendar are dates for the celebrations of Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter.  These celebrations were instituted into the church by Constantine in order to bridge the gap between pagan worship and ‘christianity’.  These holidays along with other ‘saint days’  like St. Patrick’s Day, St. Valentine’s Day, and the Assumption of Mary were added to that calendar.  Today’s church celebrations, though given Christian symbolism, are nothing more than pagan-rooted holidays – golden calves honoring ‘other gods.’  Daniel warms of those who set themselves up as ‘God’ and change the set times and laws.

There is also a Biblical calendar.  This calendar was established by God with Israel beginning with the Passover in Egypt.  This Biblical calendar focuses on the festival days known as the Appointed Times.  These are the ‘appointed times’ that God chooses to meet with His people in amazing and prophetic ways.  The calendar includes Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread, Feast of First Fruits, Feast of Weeks (Shavuot/Pentecost), Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Feast of Tabernacles.  It also includes the Feast of Dedication (Hanukkah) and Purim (Feast of Esther).  The Appointed Times of Yahweh are determined by the sun, moon and stars as He set them in place on the fourth day of creation for ‘signs’ and ‘seasons’ (appointed times).     Days are rendered sunset to sunset.   Months are approximately 28 days based on a lunar cycle along with the sin.  Years are determined by constellations in the heavens.

We use the Jewish calendar to celebrate the Feasts of the LORD.   We have chosen this particular calendar because these time are when all of Israel and the Jewish people around the world celebrate the God’s appointed times. Though we understand there are differing viewpoints, we wait for the return of Yeshua, the Messiah of Israel to restore all things in proper order.   In the interim, it is our desire as part of the nations to be in unity with the Jewish People, God’s chosen people,  so as to make them jealous for their own Messiah (Romans 11).

All festivals begin at sunset and last 24 hours unless they are a week-long celebration.  

Sabbath – Weekly Appointed Time, Sunset Friday to Sunset Saturday

Sabbath is a memorial to creation, a sign of the covenant God mades with His people, and a vision of the coming eternal Kingdom.

New Moon Festivals – Begin at the conjunction of the new (dark moon).  All Biblical holy days are set according to the new moon/new month of approx. 28 day cycles.

Passover and Sukkot should fall on a full moon as they are both the 14-15 day of each month.  

Spring Festivals 2019 (Fulfilled by Yeshua at his first coming.)

Passover – Saturday, April 20, 2019

A How-to Celebrate your own Passover

Unleavened Bread – Sunday, April 21-27, 2019

Feast of First Fruits (Resurrection) -First day of the week rendering after a weekly Sabbath following Passover: Sunday, April 28, 2019

Apostle People – (An unique way to celebrate the Resurrection of Yeshua with your children.)

Counting the Omer – Counting the 50 days between the Resurrection of Messiah on the first day of the week after the weekly Sabbath and Feast of Weeks which also falls on the first day of the week after the weekly Sabbath.

Feast of Weeks (Shavuot/Pentecost) – Sunday, June 9, 2019

Fall Festivals 2019  (Waiting for fulfillment by Yeshua at His return.)

Feast of Trumpets – Monday, September 30 – October 1, 2019

Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) – Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Feast of Tabernacles – (Sukkot – Feast of Booths) – Monday, October 14-20, 2019

Yeshua’s Birth – According to the Book of Luke, Monday, October 14, 2019

Eighth-day Celebration (Shimini Atzeret), Monday, October 21, 2019

Simchat Torah (Day of celebrating the Torah), Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Other Biblical Celebrations found in Scripture

Feast of Dedication (Hanukkah) – Monday, December 23-30, 2019

Purim – Thursday, March 21, 2019