As a congregation Sha'ar Hashamayim has decided that we will be celebrating the Biblical feasts according to the Karaite tradition. This calendar is obviously different from the Rabbinic calendar. They best way to explain it is to post what they wrote about the difference. I hope this will clarify. We are not making this an issue of salvation or a reason to dis-fellowship with anyone. After much study and prayer, this is what we believe to be the Biblical calendar. We do our best to be obedient to what we find out to be Scriptural. This is just our attempt to be in line with the Word. It is our conviction. We put no obligation on any one. Salvation is by grace through faith in Yeshua our Messiah and always will be be. Here is the post from the Karaite website, http://www.karaites.org/purim.html.
Come join us for
When: Sunday September 29th 6:00 PM
Where: 2 Canton St Suite A21 Stoughton MA Sha'ar Hashamayim. All celebrations will be held at this address.
What: celebration, rejoicing in this Holy, and lots of food.
If you are able to bring a dish for all to share that would be helpful. Please nothing un-kosher.
When: Tuesday Oct: 8th 6:00 Pm.
This is the only Holy day where we do not bring food, as most of us will be fasting.
Breaking the fast will take place on Wednesday Oct 9th at 6:00 Pm.
As usual If you are able to bring a dish for all to share that would be helpful. Please nothing un-kosher.
When: Sunday Oct 13th 3:00 Pm
We will gather to set up the congregational Sukkah at 3:00 afternoon Service to follow.
Shimini Atzeret: Sunday Oct 20th 3:00 Pm.
The Biblical Holy days found in Lev 23 are Prophetic pictures of salvation fulfilled by Yeshua (Jesus), the Messiah of Israel and the world. Each and every one of them paints a perfect picture of His coming to earth bringing atonement the first time and His coming again to bring judgment. The fall feasts especially are so rich in prophetic display that all one needs to do to defend the Gospel is share the Holy days to see that picture revealed.