The Feasts — Purim, Pesach, Shavuot & Succot — are times when we can join together to celebrate God’s love and faithfulness. Each Feast illustrates the Glory of Almighty God, and is an appointed time in the Bible where we are instructed to remember the miraculous acts of deliverance, protection and provision The LORD has done for His people. Join with us for Worship, Prayer, Teaching and Fellowship as we focus on the greatness of our God throughout the generations. Learn how each Feast carries a prophetic significance from the past, to the present and into the future.

Hamantaschen (Haman Ears), pastries eaten during Purim.

Purim is a time of celebration on account of God’s victory and deliverance for His people. It is a happy festival to remember that God worked all things together for good for those who are called according to His purposes. It is also a time of special parties and plays put on by children, as well as reciting the Hebrew blessings and reading from book of Esther. There are also several customs associated with Purim like, sending gifts to others, giving to the poor and a festive Purim meal in the afternoon where many children dress up with masks and costumes.

Passover meal.

Pesach or Passover is an eight-day holiday which usually takes place in March/April. It is also named “feast of freedom” because it celebrates the Exodus of the God’s people from the slavery in Egypt and remembers when the people of Israel was delivered from death and his enemies by the blood of the lamb – a clear allegory of Jesus’s sacrifice – the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

Wheat field. First fruits of the crops.

The Festival of Shavuot or “Feast of Weeks” – since it marks the end of the seven-week counting from Passover – commemorates the day when the Lord, at Mount Sinai, gave the Torah to His Chosen People. This counting express the expectation and desire for the giving of the Word of God. On Pesach, the Israel were delivered from their servitude; on Shavuot they were given the Torah to became a people committed to the Lord.

A sukkah made of wood and palm branches.

Tabernacles (Sukkot) is a time of great celebration in the Jewish calendar! Many Jewish families construct a sukkah, a small hastily built hut in which meals are eaten throughout the festival. The Sukkah is used to remember the huts Israel lived in during their 40 years sojourn in the wilderness after the exodus of Egypt. It is also marks the end of the annual harvest cycle, where God commanded seven days of rejoicing with generous sacrifices of thanksgiving.

The ten days starting with Rosh Hashanah and ending with Yom Kippur are commonly known as the Days of Awe (Yamim Noraim) or the Days of Repentance. This is a time for serious introspection, a time to consider the sins of the previous year and repent before Yom Kippur.