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  SET-APART DAYS & APPOINTED TIMES 2016

Printable Calendar. Set-apart days and appointed times for the calendar year 2016 (Hebrew year 5776/5777).

 
  SABBATH READINGS 5776 [2015-2016]

This schedule of readings will take us through the Torah in one year.  The Torah portion for each week (Parshat Hashavua) is broken up into seven daily readings.  The last section (aliyah) is read on Shabbat along with the Haftorah reading from the prophets or writings.  Also included are daily Tehillim/Psalm readings.  The book of Tehillim is completed every month. 

 
  CHANUKAH 2015

Chanukah, the Festival of Dedication, begins Dec. 6 at nightfall. The festival continues for eight days, concluding on Dec. 14. We celebrate Chanukah in dedicating ourselves to the service of the Most High YAHUAH and by dedicating His set-apart place as the place that bears His Name (Deut. 12, Num. 7, 1 Kings 8, Ezra 6).

 
  SUKKOT Lesson

Sukkot teaches us to be humble in the eyes of YAH and to give Him thanks for all that we have.  He blesses us so that we can bless Him by building His House and being a light to the nations.  This is our season of rejoicing!

 
  SUKKOT Prayer Guide

Sukkot, the Festival of Booths, begins 10/8/2014 at sundown. The first day [from sunset 10/8 to sunset 10/9 ] is a Sabbath Rest. The Festival continues for seven days, and on the 8th day, there is a closing festival--Shemini Atzeret--which is also a Sabbath Rest [from sunset 10/15 to sunset 10/16]. Sukkot remembers the children of Israel's journey through the wilderness when YAHUAH dwelled with them--to guard them, lead them, and provide for them.  Yahushuah came into the world during Sukkot, and again Elohim dwelled with man (John/Yoh. 1:14). As YAH raises up His Assembly in these last days, He again dwells with His people. For He dwells in us and walks among us (Lev. 26:12; 2 Cor. 6:16). See also: Lev/Way. 23:33-44; Num/Bem. 29:12-39; Deut/Deb. 16:13-17; Zech/Zek. 14:16-18; John/Yoh. 7:2, 37.

 
  YOM KIPPUR Prayer Guide

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, begins 10/3/14 at sundown and continues until 10/4/14 at sundown.  This day we afflict our beings (fast) and repent before Elohim.  We confess all our sins and pray that the blood of YahuShuah cleanses us and atones for us.  It is a Sabbath Rest.  (See Leviticus/Wayyiqra ch. 23:26-32; Numbers/Bemidbar 29:7-11)

 
  YOM KIPPUR (lesson)

A Yom Kippur lesson on atonement for our life and our livelihood through obedience to the Messiah YahuShuah and loving-kindness toward our neighbors.

 
  YOM TERUAH 5774 (Simplified Prayer Guide)

Yom Teruah begins 9/24/14 at sundown and continues until sundown the following day (9/25/14). This is an updated and shortened Prayer Guide for a simplified observance.

 
  YOM TERUAH Prayer Guide (Complete Version)

Yom Teruah (more commmonly known as Rosh HaShana) begins 9/24/14 at sunset, and continues until sunset on 9/25/14.  In the Scriptures, it is called a Day of Blowing the Trumpets and a Remembrance of Blowing of Trumpets (Lev/Way. 23:24-25; Num/Bem. 29:1-6).  This day is a Sabbath Rest. On this day, we proclaim the Sovereignty of YAHUAH and make a loud shout on the ram's horn. The sound of the ram's horn awakens our souls to our deeds and brings us to repentance.  Yom Teruah begins a 10-day period of sincere repentance that ends on Yom Kippur.  (For a printable guide in document format click here.)

 
  YOM TERUAH IN THE REIGN OF ELOHIM

The meaning of Yom Teruah in the Reign of Elohim (lesson).  A Day of celebration, rejoicing, and givingPraise YAH for the Return from Babel!

 
  SHAVUOT--Festival of Weeks

Go to our SHAVUOT page for lessons on preparing for Shavuot and the Word of YAH containing Covenant Promises.

Shavuot  is a remembrance of Matan Torah--the Giving of the Torah--on Sinai. It is also remembers the giving of the Set-Apart Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh) in Acts 2. We prepare for this Festival with cleansing and setting ourselves apart (mikveh and circumcision of the heart). On Shavuot, we accept the Torah of Elohim into our hearts and minds, and with the anointing of the Set-Apart Spirit, we obey them.

 
  Immersion (Mikveh)

This article contains instructions for the mikveh--immersion--washing by water.  The mikveh is spiritual cleansing of our beings from the filth of our deeds. 

 
  COUNTING THE OMER

We begin counting the Omer on the second day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread--4/15/14 at sundown.  At Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread, we removed sin (leaven) from our lives through confession and repentance.  In the fifty days of the Omer, we focus on changing our ways to become more like our Master YAHUSHUAH.  We focus on transforming ourselves from being slaves in Egypt to being servants of the Most High Elohim.  We prepare ourselves for Shavuot--to receive the Covenant and the Set-Apart Spirit of Elohim. Count every night after sundown (beginning 4/15/14) until Shavuot.

 
  SIMPLE SEDER

Passover is from sundown 4/13/14 to sundown 4/14/14. This a very simple guide making Passover observance easy and enjoyable for you and your family.

 
  SPIRITUAL PREPARATION FOR PASSOVER

We cannot properly observe the Passover if we are unclean.  Our sins (thoughts, actions, and attitudes) make us unclean.  This article gives guidelines on how to prepare for Passover and go through the proper cleansing (removing spiritual chametz).

 
  FESTIVAL OF UNLEAVENED BREAD

The Festival of Unleavened Bread begins 4/14/14 at sundown and continues until 4/21/14 at sundown.  The first and seventh days are Sabbaths in which a set-apart gathering is commanded.  We observe the Festival of Unleavened Bread in remembrance of the Exodus from Egypt and in remembrance of our Messiah YAHUSHUAH Who was without sin. We focus on removing all sin from our beings through confession and repentance and striving to be more like our Master YAHUSHUAH.  This guide is used on the 1st & 7th days of the Festival.

 
  TENTH OF ABIB

From sundown 4/9/2014 to sundown 4/10/2014, we observe the first step in observing Pesach: Acquiring the Lamb. This is the day that YAHUAH commanded Yisrael to take a perfect lamb and keep it until the 14th day. On this same day, YahuShuah entered Yerushalayim riding on a donkey with the jubilant praises of the people. How to Acquire the Lamb

 
  ROSH CHODESH ELUL

Rosh Chodesh Elul is the beginning of the sixth Scriptural month.  It is a month of preparation for the coming Set-Apart Festivals.  We prepare by focusing on sincere repentance in Messiah YAHUSHUAH.  This article contains an introductory lesson on the month of Elul and an Order of Service for observing Rosh Chodesh. 

 
  THE PASSOVER OF YAHUAH

Passover is the 14th day of Abib (sundown 3/24/13 to sundown 3/25/13).  This is a simple guide for observing Passover in the home.  We remember the great deliverance from slavery in Egypt and the suffering and impalement of Messiah YAHUSHUAH for our sins.  This guide includes instructions for Passover, instructions for the Festival of Unleavned Bread, and Daily Readings for the Pesach Festival week.
 

 
  FEST. OF UNLEAVENED BREAD: A Memorial Festival to YAHUSHUAH (instructions)

YAH has revealed to us more significance to the Festival of Unleavened Bread.  These instructions tell you what to do to remember Messiah YAHUSHUAH every day of the Festival.  The Festival begins sundown at 4/14/14 and continues for 7 days until sundown 4/21/14.

 
  OMER LESSON

We begin Counting the Omer on the 2nd day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread--4/15/14 at evening.  We count every day for seven weeks until Shavuot.  This time of the Omer coincides with the time that Yisrael spent in the wilderness.  It was a time of testing and training that we too must go through to prepare us for Shavuot.

 
  PRINTABLE PASSOVER DOCUMENTS

All Passover Guides in printable or downloadable form.

 
  YOM KIPPUR Lesson

YAHUSHUAH is the completion of the Day of Atonement.  This lesson parallels the atonement ceremony of the tabernacle (Wayy/Lev. 16) to Messiah's atonement for us.

 
  YOM TERUAH -- Celebrating the Rebirth

Each year YAHUAH reveals to us the focus of His Set-Apart Days so we observe them in spirit and truth.  This year (2011), we are celebrating the rebirth, our resurrection. 

 
  PESACH SHENI -- The Second Passover

This guide can be used for observance of the Second Passover on the 14th day of Iyar, the second month (sundown 5/5/12 to sundown 5/6/12).  Those who did not observe the Passover of the first month, should follow this guide.

 
  ALEINU (It is our Duty)

The Aleinu is a prayer that affirms our belief in the greatness of Elohim, the Most High El and His sovereignty over all the earth.  יהוה [Yahuah] is Elohim!  A daily prayer of belief found in most Jewish prayer books.