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The Feasts - An Overview
Our calendric celebrations are based on the Scriptures, particularly as outlined in Leviticus 23. We don't just observe to remember, but we also observe their prophetic significance in Yeshua's birth, ministry, death, and resurrection.

To paraphrase the first question of the Westminster Shorter Catechism - The chief end of human beings is to Glorify God and enjoy Him forever!.

One of the most significant ways we glorify the Lord is through worship. Worship is the reaction of the people of God uplifting God. Celebration and praise are one of the most significant demonstrable activities. According to scripture, the people of God are to be salt and light to the people of the world. They are to draw people to God through their love and light!

The people of God have observed calendric celebrations from time immemorial. The modern Ekklesia (called body and church) developed their calendric celebrations based on two things: (1) The Death and Resurrection of Yeshua - Jesus the Messiah. And (2) loosely based on the feasts that God called Israel to celebrate.

In Leviticus 23 the Lord calls Israel to observe times and seasons for meeting with Him. The word used is 'moedim' meaning appointments. This is comparable to you and I setting a date and time to come together. For the first few years after the resurrection, the early followers of Jesus (Yeshua), who were Jews, would have observed these times and seasons.

It is our belief that they should not have stopped being celebrated, and in fact the probable reason for cessation was reactionary to social rejection and Roman persecution. Or HaOlam's vision is to restore that calendric celebration according to biblical observance inclusive of revelation of the risen Messiah. Each feast is described in simplistically. If more information is desired, please contact us.