Observing and celebrating the Feast Days (the High Sabbaths) of our Father, Yahweh, is an important part of holy living. Below are the feast dates for the calendar year 2018. Below, if available, you’ll find links to videos of sermons and songs related to the feasts.
The Sabbath Day
Every week on the seventh day
April 2nd – 8th
Passover is the evening of April 1st
(Shavuot/Feast of Weeks)
Feast of Trumpets
Day of Atonement
Feast of Tabernacles
September 26th – October 2nd
The Last Great Day
The Weekly Sabbath
The weekly Sabbath is part of the Feasts of Yahweh as commanded in Leviticus 23. As opposed to the High Sabbaths, the rest of the feasts, the weekly Sabbath is observed every week on the seventh day. The weekly Sabbath begins from sunset on Friday to sunset on Saturday.
Learn more about the Sabbath Day here.
The Feast of Unleavened Bread commemorates the rescue of the nation of Israel from Egypt. It is the beginning of faith for everyone who comes to the Savior. The Feast of Unleavened Bread is sometimes called “Passover”. Strictly speaking, however, the Passover is the sacrifice. In the New Covenant, Yahshua is our Passover.
Just as it was necessary to eat the Passover on the first day of the very first Unleavened Bread to escape Egypt, so it is necessary for one to have Yahshua the Messiah to be saved from the world.
In 2018, Unleavened Bread will be observed from April 2nd – 8th. Passover is the evening of April 1st.
Learn more about the Feast of Unleavened Bread here.
Shavuot, sometimes called the “Feast of Weeks” and commonly called “Pentecost”, remembers the giving of the Law to Moses. That was the first time that the very words and commandments of Yahweh were written down. It is also on the very same day, thousands of years later, that the Holy Spirit was poured down upon the believers in Jerusalem.
Shavuot reminds us that it is impossible to keep the Law of Yahweh without the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is our Helper and we must walk with Him daily if we are to please our Heavenly Father.
In 2018, Shavuot will be observed on May 27th.
Learn more about Shavuot here.
Yom Teruah (The Feast of Trumpets)
Yom Teruah, the Feast of Trumpets, marks the beginning of the Fall Feasts. It is a day of great celebration and the blowing of trumpets. This feast reminds us to blow the trumpet, to share the words of Messiah and to preach the Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven. It also looks forward to the coming of the Messiah at the last trumpet and there will be great rejoicing among the saints that await Him.
In 2018, Yom Teruah will be observed on September 12th.
Learn more about The Feast of Trumpets here.
Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement)
Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is considered the Highest of the High Sabbaths. It is a solemn day that looks at the atoning sacrifice of Messiah Yahshua. On this day we are reminded that sin was and can only be atoned for Yahshua. No one else was involved and can be involved in the blotting out of sin from human lives.
On this day we fast for the whole day from sunset to sunset.
In 2018, Yom Kippur will be observed on September 21st.
Learn more about the Day of Atonement here.
Sukkot (The Feast of Tabernacles)
Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, is a feast of great celebration. The Feast commemorates the wanderings of the children of Israel in the desert and were provided for by Yahweh. It also reminds us that we are on a journey to the Promised Land and that our stay here on earth is a wandering. It also looks forward to the coming of Messiah and Him “tabernacling” with us.
The Feast lasts seven days. We usually go away for this feast and live in temporary shelters (campsite cabins) for the whole seven days including the Eighth Day (see below). The church building in Pittsburgh is usually empty during the whole time and no one will be available if you show up then.
If you’re a believer in Yahshua, we would love for you to join us and celebrate with us when we go out. This is oftentimes a time of great spiritual revival. Signing up and payment usually begins in April.
In 2018, the Feast of Tabernacles will be observed from September 26th – October 2nd.
Learn more about the Feast of Tabernacles here.
Shemini Atzeret (The Eighth Day)
Shemini Atzeret, the Eight Day, is usually called “The Last Great Day.” It is the eighth day after the Feast of Tabernacles but is its own separate feast. The Last Great Day looks to eternity when Yahshua will make all things new. There are only seven days in a week which makes up for all counting. So, the eighth day is a new day for a new creation.
The Last Great Day is the eternal Sabbath so looked forward to by everyone who has placed their faith in Yahshua, the Son of the Living God.
In 2018, the Last Great Day will be observed on October 3rd.
Learn more about the Last Great Day here.