The Sacred Calendar Of The God Of Israel
The Sacred Calendar Of The God Of Israel

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The Annual Sabbaths of Yahweh

Years 2005 - 2010

CIVIL YEAR New Moon (conjunction) Times A likely first sighting at Jerusalem on New Year's Day First Day of Unleavened Bread Last Day of Unleavened Bread Feast of Pentecost Feast of Trumpets Fast of Atonement First Day of Tabernacles Last Great Day of Tabernacles
2005 * Abib 10 March 09:12 11 March 12 March 26 March 1 April 15 May 5 September 14 September 19 September 26 September
Ethanim 3 September 18:46 4 September
2006 Abib 29 March 10:16 30 March 31 March 14 April 20 April 3 June 24 September 3 October 8 October 15 October
Ethanim 22 Sept. 11:46 23 Sept.
2007 Abib 19 March 02:44 19 March 20 March 3 April 9 April 23 May 13 September 22 September 27 September 4 October
Ethanim 11 Sept. 12:45 12 Sept.
2008 * Abib 7 March 17:15 8 April 9 March 23 March 29 March 12 May 1 September 10 September 15 September 22 September
Ethanim 30 Aug. 19:59 31 Aug.
2009 Abib 26 March 16:07 27 March 28 March 11 April 17 April 31 May 20 September 29 September 4 October 11 October
Ethanim 18 Sept. 18:45 19 Sept.
2010 Abib 15 March 21:02 16 March 17 March 31 March 6 April 20 May 10 September 19 September 24 September 1 October
Ethanim 8 Sept. 10:31 9 Sept.

Conjunction Times are reproduced with permission from data supplied by the Science Research Council, UK

NOTE: Asterisks (*) beside the years 2005 and 2008 in the chart above mean that the sacred calendar year will be started one month earlier than in the popular Jewish calendar. See below for Alternative Dates.

Why the Difference?

The answer is because A Voice In The Wilderness Canada - USA starts the year with the new moon nearest the true Spring equinox (20th March.) Several Questions concerning the sacred calendar are answered in Part Two of the booklet entitled The Sacred Calendar of the God of Israel. Please study those answers before submitting further questions.

As stated in the Calendar booklet concerning First Visibility:
It is not possible to infallibly predict the exact date and time of the first sighting of a new moon. Greenwich Observatory in England confirms this fact. Therefore when setting up a calendar in advance, it is necessary to proceed using all the known facts at one's disposal; facts such as

Besides these there are other factors which must be considered.
They are:

3. THE YEARS 2005 & 2008
You will notice from the chart above that in these years AVITW has started the year a month before the popular Jewish calendar. The reason is that we have selected the new moon nearest the true equinox (20th March) to begin Abib (Nisan). In year 2005 this conjunction occurs on 10th March at 11.12 hours (Jerusalem Time) and the new moon is expected to be seen on the evening of 11th March or the morning of the 12th March, thus making 12th March the 1st Abib.

Many believers become polarised about the matter of keeping the correct Feast days. It is, of course, vitally important; and that is why AVITW makes such an effort to get it right. But let no one forget that the GREAT FEASTS (the realities to which all the current feasts point) will be miraculously highlighted by signs in the sun, moon and stars! We will not then be dependant upon computer printout, or the knowledge and skill of leaders feverishly arguing amongst themselves as to who is correct.

In the near future there shall be SIGNS IN THE SKY which will clearly mark out the correct feasts, sacred seasons or Sabbatical Year just as they did when the Saviour hung on the cross. On that occasion the sun went out for over three hours. That was no eclipse by any means; for an eclipse only lasts a few minutes.

Matt.27: 45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.

When the Saviour died on that memorable day, even the Roman soldier confessed:

" Truly this man was the Son of God."
It will be the same in the near future; the promised signs in the sun, moon and stars will mark out the sacred times for all to see. Look out for these celestial signs at the Feasts!
Mark 13:23 But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things. 24: But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, 25: And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.

The following dates are given for those who wish to celebrate the Feasts in
A.D. 2005 and A.D. 2008 a month after AVITW.

Annual Sabbaths

A.D. 2005

A.D. 2008

First Day of Unleavened Bread

24th April

22th April

Last Day of Unleavened Bread

30th April

28th April

Feast of Pentecost

13th June

11th June

Feast of Trumpets

5th October

1st October

Day of Atonement (Fast)

14th October

10th October

Feast of Tabernacles

19th October

15th October

Last Great Day

26nd October

22th October

Whichever set of dates you settle for, do make sure that you are on the lookout for the
SIGNS in the sun, moon and stars at the Feasts! Because the Almighty will certainly keep to His promise in Genesis 1:14 to signal to the universe the most important days, seasons and years in His sacred calendar.

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven
to divide the day from the night;
and let them be for SIGNS, and for seasons, and for days, and years.

(Genesis 1: 14)

Feast Dates 1993 - 1999
Feast Dates 2000 - 2005

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