Holy Days VS Holi-days Part V

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What are the Lord’s holy days?

From this site:

The Season of Christmas ends on 5 January 2008
The Season of Epiphany 6 January through 5 February
The Epiphany is 6 January
The Baptism of Our Lord is 13 January
The Season of Lent 6 February through 22 March
Ash Wednesday is 6 February
Holy Week
Palm Sunday (Passion Sunday) is 16 March
Maundy Thursday is 20 March
Good Friday is 21 March
Holy Saturday is 22 March
The Season of Easter 23 March through 11 May
Easter Day is 23 March
Ascension Day is Thursday, 1 May
Pentecost is 11 May
The Season After Pentecost 12 May through 29 November
Trinity Sunday is 18 May
All Saints Day is 1 November
The Season of Advent 30 November through 24 December
The First Sunday in Advent is 30 November
The Season of Christmas 25 December through 5 January 2009
Christmas Day is 25 December
Holy Name is 1 January 2009

Copyright ©1995-2007 by the Rev. Kenneth W. Collins. Reprinted with permission.

In Judaism, these are the holy days:

Description of the seven holy days:

Date/Month Name Alternative name and meaning
1st of Tishri Rosh Hashanah; “Head of the Year The Jewish New Year, and the anniversary of the completion of creation. 
10th of Tishri Yom Kippur; “Day of Atonement A day of fasting and praying which occurs 10 days after the first day of Rosh Hashanah. The holiest day in the year. 
15th of Tishri Sukkot; “Season of our rejoicing; Feast of Tabernacles The Feast of Booths is an 8 day harvest festival; a time of thanksgiving. This was considered the most important Jewish festival in 1st cent. CE
25th of Kislev Hanukkah, Chanukah; “Feast of Dedication The Feast of Lights is an 8 day Feast of Dedication. It recalls the war fought by the Maccabees in the cause of religious freedom. 
14th of Adar Purim; “Feast of Lots The Feast of Lotsrecalls the defeat by Queen Esther of the plan to slaughter all of the Persian Jews, circa 400 BCE. 
15th Nissan Pesach; “Passover”  The 8 day festival recalls the exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt circa 1300 BCE. A holiday meal, the Seder, is held at home.
6th of Sivan; 50 days after Pesach Shavouth; “Festival of Weeks Pentacost (a.k.a. Feast of Weeks) recalls God’s revelation of the Torah to the Jewish people. 

So, I’m assuming here, that the holy days of the Jewish people, are the days listed in the OT somewhere, correct?

Here is a list of the catholic feast day for the saints.

*on a side note, I  really like the the Catholic Encyclopedia here, its a treasure chest of knowledge on all things Catholic.

From here:

On December 13, 1991 the members of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops of the United States of America made the following general decree concerning holy days of obligation for Latin rite Catholics:

In addition to Sunday, the days to be observed as holy days of obligation in the Latin Rite dioceses of the United States of America, in conformity with canon 1246, are as follows: January 1, the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God;
Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter, the solemnity of the Ascension;
August 15, the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary;
November 1, the solemnity of All Saints;
December 8, the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception;
December 25, the solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Whenever January 1, the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, or August 15, the solemnity of the Assumption, or November 1, the solemnity of All Saints, falls on a Saturday or on a Monday, the precept to attend Mass is abrogated.

So, it looks like most of these days are made in the traditions of men.

from the bible:

Ex 12:167th Day, Sabbath, Sunday‘On the first day you shall have a holy assembly, and {another} holyassembly on the seventh day; no work at all shall be done on them, except what must be eaten by every person, that alone may be prepared by you. Ex 20:8“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Ex 20:11“For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and made it holy. Ex 31:15‘For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath of complete rest, holyto the LORD; whoever does any work on the sabbath day shall surely be put to death. Ex 35:2“For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day you shall have a holy {day,} a sabbath of complete rest to the LORD; whoever does any work on it shall be put to death. Le 23:3‘For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath of complete rest, a holy convocation. You shall not do any work; it is a sabbath to the LORD in all your dwellings. Le 23:7‘On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall not do any laborious work. Le 23:8 – ‘But for seven days you shall present an offering by fire to the LORD. On the seventh day is a holy convocation; you shall not do any laborious work.’ ” Le 23:21‘On this same day you shall make a proclamation as well; you are to have a holy convocation. You shall do no laborious work. It is to be a perpetual statute in all your dwelling places throughout your generations. Le 23:27“On exactly the tenth day of this seventh month is the day of atonement; it shall be a holy convocation for you, and you shall humble your souls and present an offering by fire to the LORD. Le 23:35‘On the first day is a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work of any kind. Le 23:36‘For seven days you shall present an offering by fire to the LORD. On the eighth day you shall have a holy convocation and present an offering by fire to the LORD; it is an assembly. You shall do no laborious work. Le 23:37‘These are the appointed times of the LORD which you shall proclaim as holy convocations, to present offerings by fire to the LORD–burnt offerings and grain offerings, sacrifices and drink offerings, {each} day’s matter on its own day– Le 27:23then the priest shall calculate for him the amount of your valuation up to the year of jubilee; and he shall on that day give your valuation as holy to the LORD. Nu 28:18‘On the first day {shall be} a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work. Nu 28:25 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew] ‘On the seventh day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work. Nu 28:26 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew] ‘Also on the day of the first fruits, when you present a new grain offering to the LORD in your {Feast of} Weeks, you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work. Nu 29:1 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew] ‘Now in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall also have a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work. It will be to you a day for blowing trumpets. Nu 29:7 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew] ‘Then on the tenth day of this seventh month you shall have a holy convocation, and you shall humble yourselves; you shall not do any work. Nu 29:12 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew] ‘Then on the fifteenth day of the seventh month you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work, and you shall observe a feast to the LORD for seven days. De 5:12 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew] ‘Observe the sabbath day to keep it holy, as the LORD your God commanded you. 1Ki 8:8 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew] But the poles were so long that the ends of the poles could be seen from the holy place before the inner sanctuary, but they could not be seen outside; they are there to this day. Ne 8:9 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew] Then Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest {and} scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, “This day is holy to the LORD your God; do not mourn or weep.” For all the people were weeping when they heard the words of the law. Ne 8:10 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew] Then he said to them, “Go, eat of the fat, drink of the sweet, and send portions to him who has nothing prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” Ne 8:11 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew] So the Levites calmed all the people, saying, “Be still, for the day is holy; do not be grieved.” Ne 10:31 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew] As for the peoples of the land who bring wares or any grain on the sabbath day to sell, we will not buy from them on the sabbath or a holy day; and we will forego {the crops} the seventh year and the exaction of every debt. Isa 58:13 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew] “If because of the sabbath, you turn your foot From doing your {own} pleasure on My holy day, And call the sabbath a delight, the holy {day} of the LORD honorable, And honor it, desisting from your {own} ways, From seeking your {own} pleasure And speaking {your own} word, Jer 17:22 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew] “You shall not bring a load out of your houses on the sabbath daynor do any work, but keep the sabbath day holy, as I commanded your forefathers. Jer 17:24 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew] “But it will come about, if you listen attentively to Me,” declares the LORD, “to bring no load in through the gates of this city on the sabbath day, but to keep the sabbath day holy by doing no work on it, Jer 17:27 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew] “But if you do not listen to Me to keep the sabbath day holyby not carrying a load and coming in through the gates of Jerusalem on the sabbath day, then I will kindle a fire in its gates and it will devour the palaces of Jerusalem and not be quenched.'””

 

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  1. Pingback: A Weeks Worth of Thoughts « Musings of a Home Engineer

  2. All of the OT God ordered feasts (Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Passover and Pentecost) speak of the Messiah.

    It has been interesting keeping these feast days since the boys were small: They were more instructive than I had imagined.

    I could write a whole piece on this and I might one of these days, but Christians are missing out by not keeping the feast days of the OT.
    ~~so you follow the jewish list above?

  3. We pretty much keep all of the feasts above, including Purim and Hanukkah. Long story about how we started doing that and why we continue to do so. Maybe worth a post some day.

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