Today we’re half way between Passover and Pentecost. Feasts of First Fruit and Second Fruit. The wheat and barley harvest. Both are deeply rooted in Judeo-Christian faith.
The Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread– which culminates for Christian faith in Resurrection Sunday (commonly called Easter) is calculated each year by the Solar and Lunar Cycles. Because God designed things this way.
- Solar — by finding the Spring Equinox, or the day when the earth is midway between Winter and Summer Solstices. Solstice is when the sun is lowest in the sky and the sun highest in the sky, respectively.
- Lunar by finding the first full moon after the Equinox.
Because of the way the Ancient Hebrews counted their years, the Passover always begins on the first Full moon following Spring Equinox.
It’s nearly one lunar month now since Passover and with clear weather in our area…
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