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 2011 - 2020

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
2011 Abib 3 April 16:32 4 April 5 April 19 April 25 April 8 June 29 September 8 October 13 October 20 October
Ethanim 27 September 13:09 28 September
2012 Abib 22 March 16:37 23 March 24 March 7 April 13 April 27 May 17 September 26 September 1 October 8 October
Ethanim 16 September 04:11 17 September
2013 Abib 11 March 21:51 13 March 13 March 27 March 2 April 16 May 7 September 16 September 21 September 28 September
Ethanim 5 September 13:36 6 September
2014 Abib 30 March 20:45 1 April 1 April 15 April 21 April 4 June 26 September 5 October 10 October 17 October
Ethanim 24 September 08:14 25 September
2015 Abib 20 March 11:36 21 March 22 March 5 April 11 April 25 May 15 September 24 September 29 September 6 October
Ethanim 13 September 08:31 14 September
2016 * Abib 9 March 03:54 10 March 10 March 24 March 30 March 13 May 3 September 12 September 17 September 24 September
Ethanim 1 September 11:03 2 September
2017 Abib 28 March 04:57 29 March 29 March 12 April 18 April 1 June 22 September 1 October 6 October 13 October
Ethanim 20 September 07:30 21 September
2018 Abib 17 March 15:11 18 March 19 March 2 April 8 April 22 May 11 September 20 September 25 September 2 October
Ethanim 9 September 20:01 11 September
2019 Abib 6 March 18:04 7 March 8 March 22 March 28 March 11 May 1 September 10 September 15 September 22 September
Ethanim 30 August 12:37 31 August
2020 Abib 24 March 11:28 25 March 26 March 9 April 15 April 29 May 19 September 28 September 3 October 10 October
Ethanim 20 September 07:30 21 September

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

NOTE: An asterisk (*) beside the year 2016 in the chart above means the sacred calendar year will be started one month earlier than in the popular Jewish calendar. See below for Alternative Dates.

Why the Difference?

1. ANSWER
The answer is because A Voice In The Wilderness Canada 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.

2. FIRST SIGHTINGS OF THE NEW MOON
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 2016 & 2019
You will notice from the chart above that in these years A Voice In The Wilderness - Canada 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 2016 this conjunction occurs on 9th March at 03:54 hours (Jerusalem Time) and the new moon is expected to be seen on the morning of 10th, thus making 10th March the 1st Abib.

4. SIGNS IN THE SKY
Many believers become polarised about the matter of keeping the correct Feast days. It is, of course, vitally important; and that is why A Voice In The Wilderness - Canada 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.

ALTERNATIVE DATES
The following dates are given for those who wish to celebrate the Feasts in
A.D. 2016 a month after A Voice In The Wilderness - Canada.

Annual Sabbaths

A.D. 2016

First Day of Unleavened Bread

23th April

Last Day of Unleavened Bread

29th April

Feast of Pentecost

12th June

Feast of Trumpets

2nd October

Day of Atonement (Fast)

11th October

Feast of Tabernacles

16th October

Last Great Day

23nd 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
Feast Dates 2005 - 2010


A Voice In The Wilderness   Calendar Page   The Almighty's Feast Days
Author: Elder: David B. Loughran - Stewarton Bible School - Stewarton Scotland
A Voice In The Wilderness - Canada
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First published 1979 / Placed on the Internet 1996 / Updated: 1998 / Updated: 2002 / Updated: 2007 / Updated: 2008