Passover פסח Pesach

Passover is the first of the Moedim in YHWH’s calendar, that occurs during the barley harvest. It’s also the first of the Moedim that our family began to observe (in 2007). At the time, we simply wanted an annual Biblical event that could begin a family tradition that was not based on pagan beliefs and practices. It seemed like the natural replacement, even though we knew little about the observance of it. Each year we’ve had an evening meal consisting of unleavened bread and roasted lamb, as we spend time praying and reading Scriptures that remind us of YHWH’s Passover and focusing on the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

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Day of First Fruits יום הבכורים Yom HaBikkurim

This day (also known as the “Day of the Wave Sheaf Offering”) occurs during the seven days of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. It is the day after the weekly Sabbath – known today as Sunday. It was not a commanded day of rest, but simply a day when an omer (a little over two litres) of the early barley grain was waved or raised by the priest at the temple. None of the season’s barley was to be eaten until after this ceremony each year. The sacrifices that accompanied the waving of the omer were a male lamb, unleavened bread and wine. Interestingly, these were the elements the Messiah used in His “Last Supper”, with Himself as the lamb!

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