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Friday, May 10th is the day of the New Moon!  This was celebrated not only by the Jewish people under the Old Covenant, but was also honored by the first Christians (both Jew and Gentile) of the first century AD.  According to the law of Moses, the New Moon Day required even more sacrifices than the normal Sabbath Day.  The prophet Isaiah also tells us that in the new heaven and new earth, all flesh will worship before the lord every new moon and every sabbath:

“For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed and your name remain. And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord.” ~ Isaiah 66:22-23

Details about the new moon can be found on the “God’s Calendar” page of this site.  According to a prominent Jew living during the time of Jesus- Philo of Alexandria- the new moon was honored on the day of the moon’s conjunction with the sun.  Today is that day and we wish you a day of rejoicing that the Creator has marked a new month!  Sabbath dates are as follows (based on Dallas, TX location):

New Moon Day– May 10th (Day 1 of the 3rd Month) (Day after Conjunction of the Moon)

First Sabbath– May 17th (Day 8 of the 3rd Month) (Half Moon)

Second Sabbath– May 24th (Day 15 of the 3rd Month) (Full Moon)

Third Sabbath– May 31st (Day 22 of the 3rd Month) (Half Moon)

Fourth Sabbath– June 7th (Day 29 of the 3rd Month) (No Moon)

“Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:  Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body of Christ.” ~ Colossians 2:16-17 (Note- the last phrase “body is of Christ” was mistranslated.  “Is” cannot be found in the Greek text, but was inserted- this should read “but the body of Christ“)

“The Sabbath evolved from an irregular and fourfold monthly experience to a regular weekly event” ~ Rabbi Martin M. Weitz- Journal of the royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Vol. 36, p.28

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