Rosh Hashanah 2020 Service
September 18 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew: רֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה), meaning “head of the year,” or Yom Teruah (יוֹם תְּרוּעָה), literally “day of shouting” or “day of blasting,” is the Hebrew New Year, falling on the first day of Tishrei. In Judaism it is the first of the High Holy Days (Yamim Nora’im יָמִים נוֹרָאִים “Days of Awe”) specified by Leviticus 23:23–32.
Time: 8:00pm EST, 7:00pm CST, 6:00pm MST, 5:00pm PT
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The month of Tishrei, meaning “beginning” or “to begin,” is the first month of the civil year and the seventh month of the ecclesiastical year in the Hebrew calendar falling in September/October on the Gregorian calendar.
Program/Order of Service
Today, the New Moon of Tishrei, marks the first day of The New Year in YHVH. It was called anciently Yom Teruah (יוֹם תְּרוּעָה), or “day of shouting or blasting the horn”
We recommend everyone to view and ponder these Five Affirmations for Rosh Hashanah
Introductory Hymn: Sounding of the Shofar
Opening Prayer: Seventy Matthew
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 welcome new community members and visitors and all who acknowledge YHVH and his commandments and desire to worship with us as we gather to meet on this holy Yom Hazikaron [Day of Remembrance], according to the commandment given to Moshe:
In the Book of Vayikra, we read: And the Lord spake unto Moshe, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a day of rest, a memorial accompanied by the blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord. And the Lord spake unto Moshe, saying, Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be a holy convocation unto you; and ye shall submit your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord. And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the Lord your God. For whosoever shall not submit on that same day, he shall cut himself off from among his people. And whosoever it be that doeth any work on that same day, the same partakes of damnation to his soul. Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. It shall be unto you as the sabbath of rest, and ye shall submit your souls to YHVH: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath. Leviticus 23:23-32
Talmud Tractate on Rosh Hashanah 1:16b, we read that three books of account are opened on Rosh Hashanah, wherein are recorded the state of the three degrees of worthiness before YHVH. The names of the righteous are inscribed in the book of life and they are sealed up unto life. The intermediate class is allowed a respite of ten days, until Yom Kippur, to reflect, repent and become righteous, symbolic of the mortal probation. The names of the wicked are blotted out of the book of the living forever. Therefore, we must take the time to reflect, repent and become righteous before YHVH.
The Apostle Paul tells us that All flesh is not the same flesh; but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds, also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial, and bodies telestial; but the glory of the celestial, one; and the terrestrial, another; and the telestial, another. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differeth from another star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead. 1 Cor 15:39-42
Whilst seated upon His Glorious Throne, the Most Holy One of Yisrael said, Upon Rosh Hashanah recite before Me the verses of Sovereignty, Remembrance, and Shofar blasts (malchiyot, zichronot, shofrot): Sovereignty that you should make Me your King; Remembrance that your remembrance should rise up before Me. And through what? Through the Shofar. (Rosh Hashanah 16a, 34b)
The shofar blasts call out: O, you who sleep, awake from your slumber! Examine your ways and repent and remember your Creator. Mishneh Torah, Laws of Repentance 3:4.
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 Elohim. We depart from building our own houses and exalt the House of YHVH El.
Opening hymn: SHEMA YISRAEL
Today, being the First Day of the First Month of the Civil Year, marking the Redemption from Egypt and Bondage, and the Re-Establishment of Yisrael as YHVH’s People, it the pinnacle of the Renewal that we celebrate each first day of the New Moon at Rosh Chodesh. If Rosh Chodesh is Holy, then Rosh Hashanah is a Holy of Holies. Today begins a New Year, and by the Grace and Mercy of YHVH EL, we become a New Human. 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 ponder teshuvah, the way back, and cast our hearts upon YHVH, to purify our tabernacles as a dwelling place for the Ruach HaKodesh throughout this month of Tishrei, beginning August 21st 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.
This day commemorates the birthdays of Adam and Eve, therefore today, let Adam and Eve be born again.
A Reading from the Psalms: Apostle Victoria
PSALM 27 from “Psalms for praying”
Prayer of Blessings: Seventy Christian
Praises to the God of Abraham, God of Isaac and God of Jacob. Praise him for His power and might. It is his will to heal the sick and resurrect the dead. Praise him for his holiness! God, grant unto us wisdom and understanding. We pray unto you to guide both the Jews of old and Modern Israel back to a life based on Torah, for you are a God of repentance and atonement. We ask for forgiveness for all sins, both ours, and all the fallen tribes of your people scattered throughout the world. We ask you to reunite us as one people. Praise and glory unto you for your tender forgiveness. Rescue thy servants Israel, O Lord! Heal us body and spirit. We ask you to bless the produce of the earth. Let it rain on the produce, and let it find its way to the mouths of the hungry. Gather us back to our holy land, O Lord, even Zion. Restore righteous judges as in the days of old. Redeem and rescue our persecutors and those who distort your religion. Have mercy on all who trust in you and support those with righteous intent. Rebuild your city, even Jerusalem and to restore the Kingdom of David. Send the descendant of King David, our Messiah.
God, Oh God, even the glorious! Accept our prayers; have mercy and be compassionate. Restore the Temple services and the proper order of sacrificial services. We thank you, our God, for our lives, for our souls, and for your mighty miracles that are with us every day. We ask for peace, goodness, blessings, kindness and compassion.
We acknowledge to You, O Lord, that You are our God, as You were the God of our ancestors, forever and ever. Rock of our life, Shield of our help, You are immutable from age to age. We thank You and utter Your praise, for our lives that are delivered into Your hands, and for our souls that are entrusted to You; and for Your miracles that are with us every day and for your marvelously kind deeds that are of every time; evening and morning and noon-tide. Thou art good, for Thy mercies are endless: Thou art merciful, for Thy kindnesses never are complete: from everlasting we have hoped in You. And for all these things may Thy name be blessed and exalted always and forevermore. And all the living will give thanks unto Thee and praise Thy great name in truth, God, our salvation and help. Selah. Blessed be Thou, O Lord, Thy name is good, and to Thee it is meet to give thanks.
Supplication before the Altar
Sacramental of Communion: Second Elder Michelle
Sacrament Hymn: The Prayer/Savior of My Soul
The Prophetic Blessing
Alexei: We shall now have the Blessing of the First Elder, which on High Holy Days, consists of the formal Nineteen Point Blessing.
The Nineteen Point Blessing: First Elder David
- Avot (Ancestors) – I bless you in the name of our Fathers, Avracham, Yishak and Ya’akov.
- Gevurot (powers) – Praises be unto Elohim for His power and might, for only He may heal the sick and raise the dead, and Tehiyyat ha-Metim is brought about by his loving kindness. By him, the rain falls on the just and the unjust, even rain in spring, the dew in summer, the leaves in fall and the snow in winter.
- Kedushat ha-Shem (the sanctification of the Name) – Praise the holy Name of Elohim and YHVH and may the Name be upon thy heads in power and exaltation.
- Binah (understanding) – May our Elohim grant wisdom and understanding, to bring us unto effectual service.
- Teshuvah (return, repentance) – Blessings upon the Yehudim and all the House of Yisrael, even the Goyim who seek unto the covenant, that they may return to a life based upon the Torah. Return unto our YHVH and the Elohim of Teshuvah!
- Selichah (forgiveness)- I give unto you by Ruach HaKodesh the Wisdom to praise Elohim above all things for His Forgiveness and Grace, and the path to Atonement, for He is a God of Repentance and Forgiveness.
- Geulah (redemption) – Rescue thy people, O Elohim, O holy YHVH, for they trust upon you alone, even seeing their helpless state and learning wisdom from it!
- Refuah (healing) – Deliver them O Elohim, according to their faith, from all sickness and affliction, from temptation and torment, from persecution and self doubt.
- Birkat HaShanim (blessing for prosperity) – According to thy will, O Elohim, I pronounce thy blessing upon the produce of the earth. Let rain and the nurture of heaven nourish all the righteous endeavors of mankind.
- Galuyot (diasporas) – I, Your Priest, Bless and call down thy desire to restore Yisrael, thy people, from all the secret places which in thy wisdom thou hast led them. Bring them back to the Land of Yisrael, and to Zion as thou hast said.
- Birkat HaDin (Justice) – I Bless you O Yisrael, that you may raise up Just men and women to be Just Judges, that they may be recognized and established in Yisrael as in former days, serving the True King.
- Birkat HaMinim (the sectarians, heretics) – I declare a blight and a curse upon all who with knowledge do blaspheme the holy Name of YHVH, and do distort his words for personal gain, that they may turn against them and appear to be no benefit. I do smite the impure desires within us, that they may wither and die and purify our hearts before YHVH, even as the withering of Apostates purifies the Community of YHVH. May no desires to divide into sects continue in our hearts.
- Tzadikim (righteous) – By the Will and Power of Elohim, I bless mercy upon all who trust in the Name of YHVH, and bless you all to prepare for his loving support.
- Boneh Yerushalayim (Builder of Jerusalem) – Rebuild your City of Peace, O Elohim, That you may restore the Kingdom of David. I bless the Land that it may receive you.
- Birkat David (Blessing of David) – Bring and establish the Child of David, thy heir and our rightful ruler and Mashiah, that all may enter into his Peace. I bless this people that they may seek him and be worthy of him.
- Tefillah (prayer) – I bless this people that their prayers may be accepted, and offer them to Elohim to be accepted according to his Compassion and Mercy.
- Avodah (service) – O Elohim, this people I bless to seek thy restoration of the Temple services and correct sacrifices. May it be of effect, according to thy Heart’s desire, and not according to mankind’s error.
- Hoda’ah (thanksgiving) – A million and more thanks be unto Elohim for our lives, for our souls, for our spirits and our trials, for thy mighty miracles that are with us every day. I bless this people with eyes to see them, and the hearts to thank him always and without fail.
- Sim Shalom (Grant Peace) – I bless you all with peace, goodness, blessings, kindness and compassion, and ask YHVH to recognize and acknowledge this blessing.
[The additional blessing upon the heads of all in attendance as the Spirit directs.]
Psalm: Apostle Victoria
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, of the New Year.
David: It is declared.
Communion of Saints
We now open the meeting for all to share their personal testimonies, lessons, prophecies, revelations, insights and or any other communications prompted by love and the Ruach HaKodesh. .
Prayer: Apostle Alexei
My God, keep my tongue and my lips from speaking deceit, and to them that curse me let my soul be silent, and like dust to all. Open my heart in Your Torah, and after Thy commandments let my soul pursue. May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in Thy sight, O Eternal, my rock and my redeemer.
May it be your will, O YHVH, Elohim of my fathers, that the Temple be rebuilt speedily in our days, and give us our portion in your Torah, and there we will worship you with reverence as in ancient days and former years. And may the Levites make an acceptable offering as in ancient days and former years.
Closing Prayer: TBA
[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