Holy Day Calendar for 2023

New Moon Calculators:   For anyone to calculate a moon.
Complete Sun & Moon Data for One Day
Click here Tim

Lunar Perigee and Apogee     Scriptures on New Moons   Moon Data 2023

 

March 20,  is a date that most of us recognize as symbolic of changing seasons.    As we welcome spring, people south of the equator are actually gearing up for the cooler temperatures of autumn. What Happens at the Equinox?
Far from being an arbitrary indicator of the changing seasons, March 21 (March 20 in some years and March 19th in some years) is significant for astronomical reasons.  The Gregorian calendar marks Mar 20 approx as the first day of Spring.  On Mar 21, 2021, the Sun will cross directly over the Earth's equator. This moment is known as the vernal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. For the Southern Hemisphere, this is the moment of the autumnal equinox.
 
Equinox Means "Equal Night"   Translated literally, equinox means "equal night." Because the sun is positioned above the equator, day and night are about equal in length all over the world during the equinoxes. A second equinox occurs each year on Approximately September 21;     This date will mark the autumnal (autumn) equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the vernal equinox in the Southern (vernal denotes "spring").   Fall Holy Days are calculated from the New Moons, not necessarily the Equinox's, but the Equinoxes tell the time of the year.  God's Holy days are counted from new moons, not equinoxes.

In order to have the Passover and Equinox in the first month, and the spring green starting in March,  I have picked  Mar 21 17:27. : (local daylight time) So Mar 22, is the probable New Moon This day probably reflects the day of the rebirth of the Moon.  The true invisible conjunction. (The invisible conjunction is the absolute darkest part of the new moon) This makes March 22, 2023 the first day of the First Month as it is early in the morning.   This is on or very neer the equinox as the biblical spring of the year.  Since that is the mathematical calculation of the Spring  new moon.   That is also the Scientific calculation of the new moon by the US Naval Observatory.  I do not use the Jewish traditional reasoning as my standard.  (It is so flawed)  I looked at all the discussion regarding having the 1st day of the year before or after the Equinox each time, and with all the angles of suggested and quoted scriptures and finally think that the 1st day can sometimes possibly be before the equinox, but very close, so Passover can be in the first month.   This year it is after march 20th date, so it is very easy to confirm. .

Dates of Moon Phases in 2023Year

Below you can find dates and hours of all Moon Phases in FormilabYear. All dates and times are given both in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and America/Denver Time Zone time. Times are shown in Daylight Savings Time when necessary and in Standard Time in the other cases.  But we went to latitude and longitude of Wheatland, WY for our exact calculation.  Because I use Wheatland time and visibility to calculate the Sabbath, I also use this time and area to calculate the Holy Days.

Cheyenne is 70 miles South of Wheatland


Biblical Holy Day Calendar for 2023 (Based on the Moon)  
The Phase of the Moon on (local daylight time)  The first new moon is after the Equinox in 2023

The following information is provided for Wheatland, Platte County, Wyoming (Actually Cheyenne WY this year 2023) (longitude W105.0, latitude N42.1):                    

    Phase of the Moon on  This day probably reflects the day of the rebirth of the Moon.  The true invisible conjunction. This makes Phase of the Moon on Phase of the Moon on March 21, 2023 @ 17:27 p.m.  It is just about sundown     So we will probably use the Mar 22nd, 2023 to count the New Moon. 

Passover April 4th, 2023   (Starts evening before On April 3rd  (Monday night)
Counting to Abib 14.  Abib 14 starts when the sun goes down. This will be on April 3rd, 2023

    The commanded Passover Meal is after sundown (Monday night) on the beginning of Abib 14. PASSOVER IS THE EVENING BEFORE ON THE April 3, 2023       ) Passover Day on the Passover April 4th, 2023
    The commanded service of taking the bread, wine and foot washing comes after the main (regular) meal.  This is
    Christ's Passover meal also.  We will also observe that Special Night to be Much Observed (Exo. 12.42), not
   Abib 15 as the Jewish traditional doctrine believes.  (see Passover is the Feast)  He had to be off the cross before the Jewish Passover, remember.

The First Day of Unleavened Bread /Better known as the First day of the Passover starts late afternoon on April 3 at the going down of the sun.  Making that the Passover day and 1st Day of UB/1st Day of the Passover.., that evening before would be Christ's Passover Ceremony.   This then matches the OT with the NT.
       The First Holy Day will  continue all through the 1st day. (Which is the 14th day of Abib).  The Unleavened Bread will last for only 7 days which is called the Feast of the Passover.   (See this explanation) Not 8 days as one scripture indicates, which is conflict with all of the rest.

         The Seventh day of the Feast of the Passover (Unleavened Bread) is on April 4, 2023

 Last day of UB

April 10,  2023  would be the
        last day of The Passover week or the 21st day of the 1st Abib month.

            This last (7th) day coincides with Abib 20. and ends the 7-- 24 hr periods at about 7:00 in the
            evening of Apr 10th at the going down of the sun. (Or as is stated "until" (the start) of the 21st day of Abib..."April 10") (Not inclusive of the 21st day of Abib which would make the Days of UB 8 days.)
 

     April 9, 2023  is the Feast of First of the First Fruits   (Sunday) or:
       
 Waive Sheaf Day (Sunday) April 9, 2023  (Lev 23:9-14  
          Go to the weekly Sabbath during the week of UB.  
          Then morning after the Sabbath.  It is Waive Sheaf  Sunday.
 In 2023 this day is during the week of UB.

  Coincidentally this coincides with Easter, but not every year.   But in 2023 it does.   ("...on the day after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it.)       Is that in the Bible?  Is it a Holy Day?   Is it to be kept forever?

Analysis of New moons by sighting        

New moon Scriptures

NASA defines a New Moon -- Probably a pretty good description.

New Moon Definition

How to garden by the moon Phases ..... Almanac

 

Jewish Reasoning or "Forbidden Days"       The UCG and LCG does not understand the Jewish Calendar
Admissions on the Calculated Rabbinical Calendar               Inconveniences are not Postponements

Forbidden Days of the Week = x

SUN

MON

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

SAT

PASSOVER

x

x-

 

x-

 

TRUMPETS

x

x

x

ATONEMENT

x

x

x

TABERNACLES

x

x

x

The Jews do not want to interrupt the day of preparation so they postpone the Holy Days to fit their man made schedule, so that no one has a hardship on a preparation day.  We do not accept this circular reasoning.  So no matter when the new moon comes or the count comes out, they stay away from Fridays for holy days.  also the chart shows the other days of the week they stay away from, with the x in the box.

 

   Feast of Weeks    May 29, 2023 The Jewish calendar uses Sunday as their count.   (Monday)   (Pentecost) Article 1Article 2,  An old Pastor Understood this.    
     Article 3   
Lev 23:15  'And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering: seven Sabbaths shall be completed.  Lev 23:15  'And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, (In other words, the day after the Sabbath is Sunday) from (Sunday) the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering: (the day after Sunday is day one) seven Sabbaths shall be completed.
 What is the day after the Wave sheaf Sunday?  Simply that is Monday and Monday is Day (1) one in our count to 50.  Pentecost means count 50, not 49.
 

            Feast of Trumpets    So the Feast of Trumpets would be on September 15, 2023 because it is 1:15 in the early morning about 7 hours into the day of Sept 15th  (Time 1:40 or about 1 1/2 hr after midnight)    So the Truest New Moon day is  Sept, 15, 2023.     So to make the FOT First Day, come out on a full moon looking at the month/moon both ways, I conclude that Sept 15th would make the month come out more accurate. I've weighed the lengths of the month before and after the fall 7th month new moon. 

Now I don't live in Jerusalem, so I will just have to use Wyoming Time to Calculate a New Moon here. So I concede to Sept, 15, 2023 as the magical memorial day of blowing of Trumpets.

 

Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a Sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.  Lev 23:24

  
      
  The rabbinical calculation is only screwed up part of the time and is not consistant..  only advances one extra day it so they can postpone it so nothing lands on a Friday or Sunday.    So advancing it a complete additional day to fit the full moon better is some peoples thinking, but I'm not at all sure they have it right. It is not right this year because its not on a Friday or Sunday.  Ha Ha  (Poor reasoning)    I'm trying to stay away from rabbinical calculation as it usually so biased for tradition and not from God.

           
           Day of Atonement = Sept 24, 2023 (Lev. 23:27) Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement:  Sept 24th  is the 10th day after the new moon in the 7th Month.  Probably not good Jewish reasoning, but Great Biblical reasoning.  I have noticed that sometimes these days don't match "The Inspired Pocket Calendar".  (Pun Intended).

 

            Feast of Tabernacles (7 day Feast of TabernaclesSeptember 29th, 2023  Lev 23:34 The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the LORD.

            Phase of the Moon on Closest Primary Moon Phase: Full Moon on Sept 29 at 9:58  in the morning  (local daylight time) Mountain Daylight Time   But remember we don't use the full moon as the way of counting.
         
             First Day of the Feast of Tabernacles is on  Sept 29th, 2023   the Full moon and the 1st day of FOT is about the same exact time,    But the Feast of Tabernacles is on the 15th day of the 7th month.   The 1st day of the Feast of Tabernacles  would start On   Sept 29th, 2023   (The 15th day of the 7th Month)  (But the count starts on the New Moon and is not proved by the Full moon.)

 But we use the count, not the full moon.

Many of the COG churches and Jewish reckoning use the Simular this year as the first day of  the FOT.  That neither fits the plan for an invisible conjunction new moon but kind of of look-see at the correct full moon for those that like to see full moons for the FOT.  They will have only  possibly missed it by maybe 1 day. .  That is if you use the full moon as the sign of the count, the natural observation, but not necessarily the biblical observation of the New moon.  14 1/2 days after the New moon rotation.  NOT an exact 15 days.

            Last Great Day  =  October 6, 2023

This is all calculated in MST and not Jerusalem Time.  As we do not observe the Sabbath based on Jerusalem time but on MST or sundown to sundown in the area of which we live.

 

What is a New Moon and What is a Full Moon, and Why?

More Information:

 

New and Full Moons

Forbidden Days - Postpone Godís Holy Days ??            Problems with the Hebrew Calendar
Jewish Reasoning or "Forbidden Days"      
The UCG does not understand the Jewish Calendar
Admissions on the Calculated Rabbinical Calendar               Inconveniences are not Postponements

Forbidden Days of the Week

SUN

MON

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

SAT

PASSOVER

x

x

x

TRUMPETS

x

x

x

ATONEMENT

x

x

x

TABERNACLES

x

x

x

The Holy Day arrangement for the year is determined by rules (traditions of men) that aim to prevent Yom Kippur (Atonement) from occurring either before or after the Sabbath. Thus making the "Day of Preparation" (Fri.) or the Preparation for the weekly Sabbath, more important than the High Day.

Frequently Asked Questions (From the US Naval Observatory)

... About Phenomena of the Sun and Moon

  How do I find Sun and Moon rise and set times?
  How do I find out about the phases of the Moon or the percent of the Moon illuminated?
  What does the Moon look like today?
  Why do the rise/set times in the One-Year Table seem to be off by an hour?
  Why do I have problems in printing the One-Year Table?

... About Time

  What are the U.S. time zones?
  What are the world time zones?
  When does daylight time begin and end?
  What time is it? (USNO Time Service)


bar


For Your Information about ...

Phenomena of the Sun and Moon

  Rise, Set, and Twilight Definitions
  References on Eclipses
  Lengths of Longest and Shortest Days
  Length of Day and Night at the Equinoxes
  The Dark Days of Winter
  Visibility of the Crescent Moon

Calendars and Historical Events

  Introduction to Calendars
  Leap Years
  U.S. Holidays
  The International Date Line
  The 21st Century and the 3rd Millennium
  The First Sunrise of the New Millennium

US Naval Observatory Master Clock Time (The Correct Time)

 

How does God count a Day?

THE DIFFERENT CALENDARS
YOUR CALLING


 

* Observed Previous Evening