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Unformatted text preview: Know why Christians observe the sabbath on the first day of the week (sunday) Re: In most Christian denominations (Roman Catholic, some Eastern Orthodox, and most Protestant), "Sabbath" is a synonym of "Lord's Day" (Sunday), which is kept in commemoration of the resurrection of Christ, and often celebrated with the Eucharist. It is often the day of rest, and usually the day of communal worship. Know what a Sadducee (sp?) was in Christ's time Re: The Sadducees are mentioned in the New Testament/Greek Scriptures of the Christian Bible. The Gospel of Matthew indicates that the Sadducees did not believe in the resurrection of the dead. Matthew 22:29, 31-32 says: In reply Jesus said to them: You are mistaken, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God ... As regards the resurrection of the dead, did you not read what was spoken to you by God, saying, I am the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob? He is the God, not of the dead, but of the living. Know all the Jewish Holidays and what they mean including the Festival of Lights Re: Rosh Hashanah The Jewish New Year Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish new year and day of judgment, in which God judges each person individually according to their deeds, and makes a decree for the following year. Aseret Yemei Teshuva Ten Days of Repentance The first ten days of the Jewish year (from the beginning of Rosh Hashanah until the end of Yom Kippur) are known as the Aseret Yemei Teshuva. During this time it is "exceedingly appropriate" for Jews to practice "Teshuvah," which is examining one's deeds and repenting for sins committed against both God and one's fellow man in anticipation of Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur Day of Atonement Yom Kippur is considered by Jews to be the holiest and most solemn day of the year. Its central theme is atonement and reconciliation. Eating, drinking, bathing, anointing with oil, and marital relations are prohibited. Fasting begins at sundown, and ends after nightfall the following day. Yom Kippur services begin with the prayer known as "Kol Nidrei", which must be recited before sunset. (Kol Nidrei, Aramaic for "all vows," is a public annulment of religious vows made by Jews during the preceding year. It only concerns unfilled vows made between a person and God, and does not cancel or nullify any vows made between people.) Sukkot Sukkot ( or sukkt) or Succoth is a 7-day festival, also known as the Feast of Booths, the Feast of Tabernacles, or just Tabernacles. It is one of the three pilgrimage Booths, the Feast of Tabernacles, or just Tabernacles....
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2011 for the course SCIENCE AST-101 taught by Professor D during the Fall '10 term at Edison State College.
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