His Appointed Times
The Biblical Festivals
Let’s celebrate our heritage together
The people of God have celebrated Pesach or Passover for thousands of years. Before the Exodus, the tribes of Israel celebrated a sacrificial festival in the early spring called Hag HaPesach (Feast of the Paschal Sacrifice), offering the firstlings of their flocks and herds to the LORD in thanksgiving for His tender loving kindness towards them. It was during this time of year, while the people of Israel were enslaved in Egypt, that Moses pleaded with Pharaoh for permission to hold this festival:
“The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Please let us go a three days’ journey into the wilderness that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God, lest he fall upon us with pestilence or with the sword.” Exodus 5.3
Pharaoh refused them, and the sacrificial festival was transformed, as described in detail in Exodus 12, into the perpetual festival of deliverance that is celebrated each year by observant believers to this very day. Join us on our journey as we learn what the three major Pilgrimage Festivals that came out of the Exodus can tell us about ourselves and our God. Our new book, published right after the fall festival of Sukkot in 5782 (2021 civil time), gives an overview of the seven “appointed times” given by our God to Moses in Leviticus 23, adds five more recent celebrations, and then presents full instruction for how to celebrate a Passover Seder with your family and friends.
Please click on the cover image to find out how you can purchase copies of our book, or on one of the links below to find out more about the three Pilgrim Festivals.