Greetings each and all!
We are sure on the right timing for the beginning the Bible new year being there's barley abib in the
fields of Israel at this time of the new moon becoming visible
(Sabbath) evening 27th march 2009.
I saw this evening's new moon of Abib at 6:34pm while it was still a bit difficult to
be seen due to some thin clouds and it wasn't as yet dark enough that I could have spotted it at the time that I
did through the help of Bro. Mathias Francis who was with me at the time. He was able to have spotted it before me
and pointed it out to me. So it is both he and I who spotted it at 6:34pm this Sabbath evening.
Just after we were able of spotting it, Sis. Clemencia Thomas called me from Morne
Bruce, Roseau where she, her husband Elder J. Felix Thomas and a friend of theirs with them at the time where looking for
the moon informing me that they have spotted the new moon.
A new year on the Bible calendar therefore begins from this evening sunset with the availability
of barley abib in Israel as I write and this evening's visible new moon of Abib (Deuteronomy 16:1).
A happy first new moon day (from this evening sunset until this Saturday-Sabbath-day sunset 28th March 2009 this week) of
the Bible new year to all as we now look forward to the Bible commanded annual observances for this first moon of the year.
I now have to sign off and get going to be in attendance at this evening's sacred name worship
service not only in the welcoming of Yahweh's Sabbath day but as well
in celebration of not only another new moon but even the new moon beginning a new year on the Bible calendar (Numbers 28:11-15).
Please ensure, before signing off, that you peruse the mini-study article entitled,
No Excuse, Except..., (also available in the form of a brochure upon request) at the end of this mailing.
Pre-Passover Assembly Prayer and Fast?
What about proclaiming an Assembly prayer and fast on Sunday 5th April preceeding our observance
of Yahweh's Passover (John 11:55)?
It is something that we here in Dominica have done on a few occasions not so many years
ago and can be done again this year which I recommend for all Assemblies.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
All are welcome to join with us in our worship to Yahweh during this Sabbath and new moon of Abib
first day of the Bible new year (Sabbath 28th March 2009) and on into our celebration of Yahweh's Passover (Thursday evening/sunset 9th April) and Feast of Unleavened Bread (Friday sunset 10th to Friday sunset 17th April 2009).
Please Take Note:
NO BUSINESS/WORKING/BUYING/SELLING/COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES DURING THE FIRST AND LAST DAYS OF THE FEAST OF UNLEAVENED
BREAD (SATURDAY-SABBATH 11TH AND FRIDAY 17TH APRIL), BEING THESE TWO DAYS ARE BIBLE COMMANDED ANNUAL
Remember that there must not be any leaven in our houses and that the bread/cakes/biscuits
that we eat MUST be UNleavened as we have been commanded in Scripture.
Shalom and Yahweh bless,
Abib (Aviv) Found!
On Thursday March 26, 2009 we found Aviv Barley
in two fields in the Jordan Valley, several kilometers south of Beth Shean. Samplings from these plots of barley were between
70% and 90% Aviv or beyond. Much of the barley we found had ripened past the stage of Aviv. Based on this there will definitely
be sufficient quantities of barley that will be harvest-ready in two weeks time. Therefore, the upcoming new moon this Friday night
will begin the Month of the Aviv and the new biblical year.
Chag HaMatzot (the Feast
of Unleavened Bread
) will begin on April 10
at sunset and continue until April 17
Photographs of this year's Aviv taken by CB Newman are posted
at:http://www.karaite- korner.org/ aviv/2009/
The following people participated in today's Aviv Search:Nehemia Gordon
, Ruthanne Koch, Devorah Gordon, Dina
Baruch ben Hosea, Adam Kinghorn, Bruce Brill, Larry Moldaur, Valerie Knowles, Miri Burgin, C. B. Newman, and Randy Boer.
will examine the barley in the northern Negev tomorrow. However, our findings so far are adequate to determine that the upcoming
new moon will begin the new biblical year.
and Ruthanne Koch
26th March 2009
More Abib (Aviv) Found
On Friday March 27, 2009 we found more Aviv,
this time in the northern Negev on road 242 south of Gama junction. This confirms our findings yesterday that the upcoming
month is the Month of the Aviv.