FIXED DATES OF CHRISTIAN HOLYDAYS
In the Aristean Calendar, the correct date of observing significant Christian religious holydays are fixed. The Holy Spirit revealed the correct dates of these events.
Christmas Day - May 23
Crucifixion Day (formerly Good Friday) - August 17
Resurrection Day (formerly Easter) - August 20.
In addition, the Holy Spirit confirmed that Sabbath day is Sunday. In the Aristean Calendar, the no-weekdays will be observed as Sabbath days as well.
Sabbath - Sunday
Grand Sabbath - December 31
Glorious Sabbath - June 31
According to the Holy Spirit, Jesus was born on May 23, 2033 years ago this year 2000. May 23 is a spring day. Springtime agrees logically with Biblical accounts, such as shepherds who were spending the night in the fields (Luke 2:8), and Jesus being wrapped in strips of cloth (Luke 2:7). The time couldn't be December for that would be winter time. Would shepherds be spending the night in the fields, or would a newborn child be just wrapped in strips of cloth in winter?
Besides Christmas Day being declared as a public holiday in the Christian world, I also recommend that May 22 be made a public holiday to be designated as Christmas Eve. In this way, we will have a four-day long weekend.
In the Aristean Calendar, the Christmas Season starts on Monday, May 5 and ends on Sunday, May 25. Three weeks would be long enough to celebrate Christmas.
The Holy Spirit revealed that Jesus Christ died on the cross on August 17, exactly 2,000 years ago this year 2000. Instead of calling this day Good Friday, it would be called Crucifixion Day. The years before Jesus was crucified would still be called B.C. but with a new meaning--Before Crucifixion (of Jesus Christ). Since Jesus died when he was crucified, the years after His death would still be called A.D. but with a new meaning--After Death (of Jesus Christ).
August 17 in the Aristean calendar falls on a Saturday. Is it a coincidence that it falls on the eve of Sabbath day (Sunday)? It is just like when Jesus was crucified. It was on the eve of the Jewish Sabbath.
I recommend that this day be a public holiday throughout the Christian world.
Three days after Jesus died on the cross, He resurrected. This happened on August 20, exactly 2,000 years ago this year 2000. Resurrection Day is celebrated to commemorate this day. The Holy Spirit said that no day is made bad but Resurrection Day is a GREAT day. He said in the Pilipino language that it is "Dakilang Araw" which means that the day is grand, noble, dignified, glorious, magnificent, splendid, sublime.
In the Aristean calendar, August 20 falls on a Tuesday. I recommend that this great day be a public holiday throughout the Christian world, and Resurrection Eve, August 19, a Monday, be declared as a public holiday as well in lieu of the Saturday public holiday. We would therefore have a four-day long weekend when we celebrate this occasion.
Moses produced the blueprint for the seven-day week which we call Sabbath. Exodus 20:8-11 in The Holy Bible, Revised Standard Version states: "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work; but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your manservant, or your maidservant, or your cattle, or the sojourner who is within your gates; for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day and hallowed it."
Sabbath is a religious observance, a special day of prayer, and a day of rest dedicated to God. Christians generally observe Sabbath on Sunday, Jews on Saturday, and Muslims on Friday. The Holy Spirit confirmed that Sabbath day is Sunday. Is it a coincidence or a design by God that in the Aristean calendar, the seventh day of the week is Sunday?
GRAND SABBATH AND GLORIOUS SABBATH
The main objection to a perpetual calendar is religious in nature for its having eight days in a week, such as in the Aristean calendar and in the World Calendar. This was the experience in the 1950s when calendar reform was discussed at the United Nations. It was argued that the natural succession of the Friday, or Saturday, or Sunday, would be disturbed. It leads to difficulties in religious observance, i.e. the sanctity of the Sabbath.
In the Aristean, the eighth days are on December 31 every year, and June 31 every leap year, which are World Peace Day and Leap Year Day, respectively. These no-weekdays of December 31 and June 31are designated as Sabbath days also, i.e. Grand Sabbath and Glorious Sabbath, respectively. They are holidays throughout the world. They are holydays since they are special Sabbath days. Jesus said in Mark 2:27, "The sabbath was made for man, not man for the sabbath; so the Son of man is lord even of the sabbath." By making these two days as sabbath days, we are making them for the good of man, aren't we? Will God not be more pleased of our giving Him these extra Sabbath days? Hence, the religious objection is answered by an appropriate religious answer, and from Jesus Himself!
The Jews observe Sabbath day on Saturday, and the Muslims, on Friday. By the Jews and the Muslims observing the Grand Sabbath and Glorious Sabbath also, their regular weekly Sabbath days will not be affected by these eighth days in the Aristean calendar. The Grand Sabbath and Glorious Sabbath could then become occasions wherein the Christians, the Jews and the Muslims will all observe Sabbath days on the same common days, thereby promoting unity.
The Grand Sabbath is the main or principal Sabbath of the year. It is the day when we give thanks to God for all His blessings during the year and pray for His continued blessings for the coming year. The Glorious Sabbath, on the other hand, is a special day when we glorify God in a very special way. This is held every four years. We delight by the magnificence, grandeur, majesty, greatness and splendor of God.
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