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The deep past is littered with holy days and festivals that have long since either lost their true meaning or the meaning has been purposely concealed for as they say the benefit of the minions. The history as told by the corrupt half there book called BIBLE does not do the story justice ... according to many learned amongst us, this passover is a reference to an astrological event which was then Christianized by the Roman Church post the adoption of the festival by the false Jews at that time.
The Passover is the annual passing over of the sun from the southern to the northern hemisphere, according to primitive ideas concerning astronomy. The sacrifice of the lamb at this period was practised by the pagan Greeks who regarded the vernal equinox as the annual rebirth of the savior god. The ceremony of Easter is the perpetuation of pagan equinoctial rites.
Manly P Hall
For instance, when we read of "lamb's blood" being daubed on the portals of doorways, we are being told of this constellational change. When we hear of the Jewish priests blowing the "ram's horn" at the Eastern gate of the temple, we are being told of it, and when we hear of the sacrifice of the "Paschal Lamb," the story is the same.
The very term "Passover," originally referred to this action of the sun literally passing over the hypothetical boundaries of the signs of the zodiac. The most important biblical rendition of the astrological story and dilemma concerns the time of the exiled Children of Israel at Mount Sinai. It was here that the people returned to the worship of the "golden calf," that is of Taurus.
As the Book of Exodus relates, Moses was furious with his people's recalcitrance and smashed the tablets with his Yahwistic (Atonist) commandments on them.
Pentecost (Ancient Greek: Πεντηκοστή [ἡμέρα], Pentēkostē [hēmera], "the fiftieth [day]") is the Greek name for Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks, a prominent feast in the calendar of ancient Israel celebrating the giving of the Law on Sinai.
For this reason, Pentecost is sometimes described by some Christians today as the "Birthday of the Church".
In the Eastern church, Pentecost can also refer to the whole fifty (50) days between Easter and Pentecost, hence the book containing the liturgical texts for Paschaltide is called the Pentecostarion. The feast is also called White Sunday, or Whitsunday, especially in England, where the following Monday was traditionally a public holiday. Pentecost is celebrated fifty days (i.e. 49 days with the first day counted, seven weeks) after Easter Sunday, hence its name. Pentecost falls on the tenth day after Ascension Thursday (which falls 40 days after Easter).
The Pentecostal movement of Christianity derives its name from the New Testament event.
Passover or Pesach (/, /; from Hebrew פֶּסַח Pesah, Pesakh), is an important, biblically derived Jewish festival.The Jewish people celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation by God from slavery in Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. It commemorates the story of the Exodus as described in the Hebrew Bible especially in the Book of Exodus, in which the Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt.
According to standard biblical chronology, this event would have taken at about 1300 BCE (AM 2450).
Passover commences on the 15th of the Hebrew month of Nisan and lasts for either seven days (in Israel) and for Reform Jews and other progressive Jews around the world who adhere to the Biblical commandment or eight days for Orthodox, Hasidic, and most Conservative Jews (in the diaspora).
In Judaism, a day commences at dusk and lasts until the following dusk, thus the first day of Passover only begins after dusk of the 14th of Nisan and ends at dusk of the 15th day of the month of Nisan.
The rituals unique to the Passover celebrations commence with the Passover Seder when the 15th of Nisan has begun. In the Northern Hemisphere Passover takes place in spring as the Torah prescribes it: "in the month of spring" (בחדש האביב Exodus 23:15).
It is one of the most widely observed Jewish holidays.
Nisan (or Nissan) (Hebrew: נִיסָן, Standard Nisan Tiberian Nîsān) on the Assyrian calendar is the first month and on the Hebrew calendar is the first month of the ecclesiastical year and the seventh month (eighth, in leap year) of the civil year.
The name of the month is Babylonian; in the Torah it is called the month of the Aviv, referring to the month in which barley was ripe. Assyrians refer to the month as the "month of happiness." It is a spring month of 30 days. Nisan usually falls in March–April on the Gregorian calendar. In the Book of Esther in the Tanakh it is referred to as Nisan.
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