Shavuot Torah Readings

Shabuot | שָׁבוּעוֹת | "Weeks/Sabbaths" በዓለ ሃምሳ | Be'Ale Hamsa [50th Day Feast]
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The Holiday of Shavuot (May 21th-28th)

The Torah Reading cycle is suspended for the holiday of Shavuot aka Harvest aka Pentecost.

Technically, according to the Hebrew Torah, the "Saturday" - the Sabbath day, May 20th (at sundown) marks the end of the 49 days of counting the Omer, and therefore the following day (1st Day called "Sunday") is the "Jubilee" of Shavuot (i.e., "Weeks" or "Pentecost"). Recall that the Torah instructed (Lev. 23:15-16) that we count from the day following Passover (i.e., Nisan 16) for exactly seven weeks, until Sivan 5 (i.e., from April 9th until May 28h this year). On the 50th day (i.e., Sivan 6), a special celebration was to be observed. This annual "countdown period" recalls both the time from the Passover until the revelation at Sinai, and the advent of the Holy Spirit (רוח הקודש) among Rabboni (Our Master) Yeshua's disciples in Jerusalem (Acts 2:1-4). Note: The 49-day plus one Omer (Sheaf of Wheat) Count traditionally is said by some other Jews to begin on the day after the Passover (i.e., Nisan 16). This is incorrect. It begins according to Torah on the "morrow after the (Weekly) Sabbath" (Lev. 23:11), which is the "first day of the week" or Sunday.

NOTE: The Gregorian year 2023 is actually 2015 E.C. Ethiopian/Early Church Calendar. Therefore, this year's ትንሣኤ Tinsa'ei/Firstfruits aka First Day 1st Resurrection (according to the Western Roman Church and her Protestant Daughters) is April 9th 2023 AD date! (Note - ዳግም ትንሣኤ Dagim Tinsa'Ey AKA The 2nd Resurrection Sunday this year is April 9, 2023 according to Ethiopia Kingdom of God EKOG)

While the First Day Resurrection according to the Eastern Church and the EOTC is Sunday April 16th, 2023. This means, for us - the Royal Order of the Ethiopian-Hebrews, the holiday of Shavuot ("Feast of Weeks/ Pentecost") will be on Sunday, May 28,2023, at evening this year. For we the Black Jews of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the Holy Day of Shabuot is also known to us as "Feast of the Holy Spirit" - similar to the Ethiopian Orthodoxy of the True Church (Rev. 3:7-8) of the Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah (Rev. 5:5), His Imperial Majesty, Qedamawi Haile Selassie, Elect of God, King of kings of Ethiopia.

The holiday of Shavuot is one of the shelosh regalim (שלוש רגלים) or three major "pilgrimage festivals" commanded in the Torah (see Exod. 23:14-17; Deut. 16:16) and therefore it reveals profound spiritual truth for followers of Yeshua (Luke 24:44; 2 Tim. 3:16). God did not want us to miss the significance of this holiday, since it expresses the blessed truth of the New Covenant of Zion. From my family to you: Chag Shavuot Sameach (חג שבועות שמח) - "Happy Shavuot!" May this be a time of renewal and great joy in your lives...

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Torah Haftarah Brit Chadashah
Erev Shavuot
Thurs May 25 -eve
Sivan 5, 5783
Tikkun Leil ShavuotReading assorted passages of Torah, Talmud, NT, etc.
Shavuot 1
Fri. May 26th -day
Sivan 6, 5783
Exod. 19:1-20:23
Num. 28:26-31 (M)
Ezek. 1:1-28;
Ezek. 3:12
Jer. 31:31-34;
Luke 24:49; Acts 1:1-9; Acts 2:1-41; John 14:26; John 16:7-11; Gal. 5:22-23
Shavuot 2 (shabbat)
Sat. May 27th -day
Sivan 7, 5783
Deut. 14:22-16:17 Num. 28:26-31 (M) Hab. 3:19;
Ruth (K)
Matt. 3:11; Gal. 5:22-23; Rom. 14:17; 1 Cor. 4:20;
John 7:38-39; Acts 2:38
Rastafari Midrashim Selected Essays Volume I
Sabbath Readings' Companion Book
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The Lord’s Supper and The Passover Ritual | Free PDF Book
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