Feast Days

Observing and celebrating the Feast Days of our Father, Yahweh, is an important part of holy living. Below are the feast dates for the calendar year 2020.

All feast days begin the previous evening at sunset.

Sabbath Day

Every week on the seventh day.

Feast of Unleaveaned Bread / Chag HaMatzot

to Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Passover begins the previous evening.

Shavuot / Feast of Weeks / Pentecost

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Feast of Trumpets / Yom Teruah

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Day of Atonement / Yom Kippur

Monday, September 28, 2020

Feast of Tabernacles / Sukkot

Saturday, October 3, 2020 to Friday, October 9, 2020

Eighth Day / Last Great Day / Shemini Atzeret

Saturday, October 10, 2020

The Weekly Sabbath Day

The weekly Sabbath is part of the Feasts of Yahweh as commanded in Leviticus 23. Unlike the yearly feasts, the Sabbath Day is observed every week on the seventh day. The weekly Sabbath begins from sunset on Friday to sunset on Saturday.

Every Sabbath day, we gather and learn from Yahweh through the Holy Spirit. You can find sermons that are preached every Sabbath day on the sermons page.

The Feast of Unleavened Bread

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 2020, the Feast of Unleavened Bread will be observed from to Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Passover starts the previous evening.

Shavuot / Feast of Weeks / Pentecost

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 2020 Shavuot will be observed on Sunday, May 31, 2020.

Feast of Trumpets / Yom Teruah

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 2020 the Feast of Trumpets will be observed on Saturday, September 19, 2020.

Day of Atonement / Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is considered the highest of the yearly feasts. 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 2020 Yom Kippur will be observed on Monday, September 28, 2020.

Feast of Tabernacles / Sukkot

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 2020 the Feast of Tabernacles will be observed from Saturday, October 3, 2020 to Friday, October 9, 2020.

Eighth Day / Last Great Day / Shemini Atzeret

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 2020 the Last Great Day will be observed right after the Feast of Tabernacles on Saturday, October 10, 2020.