Rosh Chodesh Tevet Service
December 15 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Beginning of new Hebrew month of Tevet. Tevet is the fourth month of the civil year and the tenth month of the ecclesiastical year Hebrew year. Join us at 8:00pm EST, 7:00pm CST, 6:00pm MST, 5:00pm PST. It occurs on the Gregorian calendar around December–January. Rosh Chodesh Elul begins at sundown on Monday, December 28, 2020 ending at sundown on Tuesay, December 29, 2020.
Time: 8:00pm EST, 7:00pm CST, 6:00pm MST, 5:00pm PT
Meeting ID: 472 555 063
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ראש חודש Rosh Chodesh is Hebrew for “beginning of the Month,” literally meaning “the head of the month.” It is the term used for the minor Jewish holiday marking the first day of every month in the Hebrew calendar. The day is set by the birth of a new moon. Read more about Roch Chodesh here.
Program/Order of Service
Introductory Hymn: Sounding of the Shofar
Opening Prayer: (TBA)
Welcome and Announcements: Apostle Alexei
Brothers and Sisters, I greet you in the Name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost. We want to welcome new members and visitors worshipping with us as we gather to meet on this holy day of Rosh Chodesh, according to the commandment given to Moses.
In the Book of Shemot, we read:
“And the LORD spoke unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying: This month shall mark for you the beginning of the month; it shall be the first of the month of the year for you.” -Exodus 12:1-2
In the Book of Bemidbar, we read:
“And on your joyous occasions – your fixed festivals and new moon days – you shall sound the shofar over your burnt offerings and your sacrifices of well-being.” -Numbers 10:10
In the 81st Psalm, we read:
“Blow the shofar at the time of the New Moon, at the full moon, on our solemn feast day. For this is a statute for Israel, a law of the God of Yakov.” -Psalm 81:3
This day we cease the businesses of the world and all commercial endeavors to focus upon the business of the heart, which is prayer to YHVH our Eloheim.
Declaration of the Witness
Alexei: In ancient times, the astrologers would camp atop the mountain to observe the sky, and be the first to observe the new moon. They blew the shofar, declaring the beginning of the month. David, being the elder, shall now declare that it is the new moon and the new month.
David: It is declared.
Alexei: Because this is a new moon, and the start of a new month in the Lord, it is also a time for new beginnings and refreshing. Therefore, let us take a moment to ponder teshuvah, the way back, and cast our hearts upon YHVH, to purify our tabernacles as a dwelling place for the Holy Ghost throughout this month of Tevet, beginning December 15th in the year of our Lord 2020. Let us ponder on renewing our baptismal covenants as we partake of the supper of the Lord this evening.
Meditation Hymn: You are Holy
Reading and Prayer
A Reading from the Psalms: (TBA)
Prayer of Blessings: (TBA)
Consecration and Renewal at the Altar
Sacramental Prayers and passing of the sacrament: Second Elder Michelle
Scripture/prayer: Moroni 4:4 RAV, 4:3 OPV; Avahr 34:21
“O God, the eternal Father, we ask thee, in the name of thy Son Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this bread to the souls of all those who partake of it, that they may eat in remembrance of the body of thy Son and witness unto thee, O God, the eternal Father, that they are willing to take upon them the name of thy Son, and always remember him, and keep his commandments which he hath given them, that they may always have his Spirit to be with them. Amen.”
Scripture/prayer: Moroni 5:3 RAV, 5:2 OPV; Avahr 34:23
“O God, the eternal Father, we ask thee, in the name of thy Son Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this wine or water to the souls of all those who drink of it, that they may do it in remembrance of the blood of thy Son which was shed for them, that they may witness unto thee, O God, the eternal Father, that they do always remember him, that they may have his Spirit to be with them. Amen.”
Sacrament Hymn: (TBA)
Alexei: We shall now have the Blessing of the First Elder.
The Prophetic Blessing: First Elder David Ferriman
[blessing upon the heads of all in attendance as the Spirit directs.]
Alexei: We now open the meeting for personal testimonies, prophecies, revelations, songs, lessons and shares as moved by the Holy Spirit. The time is now yours.
(Time open to the congregation)
[Offer thanks for new members and visitors for joining us and bless them in their pursuit of a closer relationship with God].
Closing Hymn: (TBA)