Based on expected moon sighting, and the calendar being ONE month off,
Hanukkah will be Jan 1st-8th 2011. If the calendar is NOT
off than Hanukkah is Dec 2nd-9th.
Rowina (26 Nov
"To Robert Rose on
how celestial calendar might move Hanukah"
Concerning your realization that the Celestial
Calendar might be a
month later than the currently used
calendar, thus moving the Feast of Hanukah:
People say Hanukah starts
December 1, 2010, and runs eight days on
the currently used calendar
Dec. 2,even Dec. 4). If counting 30 days
to the future from Dec.
1 or 2,
Hanukah then starts on the
last days of 2010 and runs into the
first days of
Those eight days would encircle the date of the Christian feast
the Epiphany, which means
"Great Appearing" in the
Greek. Epiphany (Epiphania) is Orthodox
Christmas, on January
6, and celebrates
the first coming of Jesus, when He was born in
So thus the Jewish feast would wrap its arms around the
feast of Epiphania, the Great
Appearing of Our
Lord. I am not a crackerjack date-maven as most
here are, but
I think that if
Hanukah occurred on Dec. 30 that the last day of Hanukah
would be on
called Epiphania, or Great
Appearing. Perhaps He would bless the
Orthodox and us
Appearing for the second time on their Christmas.
That's if the
calendar truly is off a month, as you and many others
Remember to love our Orthodox brethren, who have suffered
the centuries at the hands of the
long before we were born. Pray for their
Christmas to be a
culminating revelation of Emanuel,
whether or not He comes in the rapture
on that day, in their spirits
if not in their flesh! But
preferably in their
flesh, and ours, on that Day!
the wonderful Christmas carol: "Oh come, oh come Emanuel!
rescue Captive Israel!" We
are the Church, not Israel, but are
grafted into the tree, and thus
we too sing to be rescued by
which signifies God With Us!