Meetings at: 6900 County Road 95, Palm Harbor, FL           

Erev Yom Kippur Service

  • September 29, 2017
  • 8:00 PM
  • 6900 County Road 95, Palm Harbor, Fl.


AS OF SEPT. 15TH, 2017, WE ARE NOW MEETING IN A NEW LOCATION - 6900 COUNTY ROAD 95, PALM HARBOR, FL.

Yom Kippur is also known as the "Day of Atonement." It is the most solemn and holiest day of the entire year. The word "Atonement" means reconciliation of God and man. It is a time to make amends with people and draw closer to God. The days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are known as the "Days of Repentance."

The high holiday season of Teshuvah (repentance), literally means "return to God" and it is fulfilled at the Yom Kippur service. It begins on the evening before Yom Kippur called, Kol Nidre, which means, "all vows."

In ancient times, in the Temple, the Holy of Holies was separated from the congregation by a veil. It was only entered once per year on Yom Kippur, when the high priest offered the "blood sacrifice" of atonement on behalf of the children of Israel.

When Yeshua died on the stake of execution (cross), the veil was ripped from top to bottom (Luke 23: 44-46).  The Messiah came as the High priest and entered the Holy of Holies in Heaven, becoming the final atonement for all of humankind. He has obtained eternal redemption! We have been redeemed by His blood which is in Yeshua (Romans 3).  Though there is no animal sacrifice in the Temple today, Messianic Synagogues continue, together with Jewish communities everywhere, the important biblical practice of  having a day set aside, Yom Kippur, for introspection, repentance, fasting, and drawing close to God. 

At the closing of the Yom Kippur service, it is the time to Break-the-Fast with friends and family, knowing a good year is ahead.


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