Early Barley

Scenario 1 for Holy Days of the Khodesh Scenario 2 for Holy Days of the Khodesh
KHODESH EVENT Y/N GR.DATE NOTES Y/N GR.DATE NOTES
Khodesh 01 IF ripe Barley confirmed in Yis'rael Yes 03/29/2017 Khodesh Sighted,
1st Crescent, Khodesh 1 after 12th month
No 03/30/2017 Khodesh Affirmed
Pesakh Yes 04/11/2017 At Evening. Rest from evening to evening of next day which is 1st day of "Matzot" and a High Sabbath. Assembly and beginning of rest begins at Seder. No 04/12/2017 At Evening. Rest from evening to evening of next day which is 1st day of "Matzot" and a High Sabbath. Assembly and beginning of rest begins at Seder.
Omer Count Yes 04/15/2017 1st Omer Count begins at evening No 04/15/2017 1st Omer Count begins at evening
Matzot 7th Day Yes 04/18/2017 Congregation Assembly No 04/19/2017 Congregation Assembly
Khodesh 02 Yes 04/27/2017 Khodesh Sighted No 04/28/2017 Khodesh Affirmed
Khodesh 03 No 05/26/2017 Khodesh Sighted Yes 05/27/2017 Khodesh Affirmed
Shavu'ot Yes 06/03/2017 50th Day Assembly
at local body of water.
Lake Conroe Park
06/04/2017 10:00am.
No 06/03/2017 50th Day Assembly
at local body of water.
Lake Conroe Park
06/04/2017 10:00am.
Khodesh 04 06/25/2017 Khodesh Sighted 06/26/2017 Khodesh Affirmed
Khodesh 05 07/24/2017 Khodesh Sighted 07/25/2017 Khodesh Affirmed
Khodesh 06 08/23/2017 Khodesh Sighted 08/24/2017 Khodesh Affirmed
Khodesh 07 Yom Teruah Y/N 09/21/2017 Khodesh Sighted Y/N 09/22/2017 Khodesh Affirmed
Y/N 09/22/2017 Congregation Assembly 1PM Y/N 09/23/2017 Congregation Assembly 1PM
Yom Kippurim Y/N 09/30/2017 Total Fast begins at evening Y/N 10/01/2017 Total Fast begins at evening
Y/N 10/01/2017 Congregation Assembly 1PM Y/N 10/02/2017 Congregation Assembly 1PM
Sukkot Y/N 10/05/2017 1st Night in Booths Y/N 10/06/2017 1st Night in Booths
Y/N 10/06/2017 Congregation Assembly 1PM, Sukkot 1 Y/N 10/07/2017 Congregation Assembly 1PM, Sukkot 1
Y/N 10/11/2017 Last Night in Booths Y/N 10/12/2017 Last Night in Booths
Sh'mini Atzeret
Simkhat Torah
Y/N 10/12/2017 Assembly 10/13/2017 1PM,
8th Day Assembly
Y/N 10/13/2017 Assembly 10/14/2017 1PM,
8th Day Assembly
Khodesh 08 10/21/2017 Khodesh Sighted 10/22/2017 Khodesh Affirmed
Khodesh 09 11/19/2017 Khodesh Sighted 11/20/2017 Khodesh Affirmed
Khanukkah Y/N 12/13/2017 1st Night Y/N 12/14/2017 1st Night
Y/N 12/13/2017 Congregation Assembly, tentative Y/N 12/14/2017 Congregation Assembly, tentative
Khodesh 10 12/19/2017 Khodesh Sighted 12/20/2017 Khodesh Affirmed
Khanukkah Y/N 12/20/2017 8th Night Y/N 12/21/2015 8th Night



Question: Why are our feast days oftentimes different from
mainstream Judaism and many other Messianic congregations?


Answer: The short answer is, "We are not Rabbinic". We do not follow the teachings of the Rabbis simply because they are Jewish, as the Rabbis were shown by Messiah to have erred from the Commandments. Our "Judaism" is 1st century, Messianic, "Mishnaic" Judaism, meaning the customs we follow were practiced by Messiah Yeshua and the Shlikhim [Apostles], and recorded in the 2nd century in what is known as "Mishnah," confirming and explaining the 'how' of what is written in Torah. The Mishnah tells us they "observed"/"saw" the "khodesh", the crescent new moon. This aligns with Torah. The current, Jewish schedule of holy days follows a calculated solar/lunar calendar which was not completely codified until nearly 1000AD, and uses Babylonian methods of setting feast days, having been first calculated by Hillel the 2nd in the sixth century AD. The Torah has no real concept of a fixed "month", but counts each "khodesh", or "renewed crescent moon".

The start of the feasts is set in the spring at Pesakh, each new crescent moon determining the benchmark for setting the following feasts. Pesakh is 14 days after the first crescent, and Yom Teruah/Rosh HaShannah falls on the 7th renewed crescent moon. For details on determining Pesakh and the subsequent feasts, please read this document: Reckoning Pesakh
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