Gnostic Calendar                          


Dates of GNOSTIC Holy Days

Gnostic Temple of the Pearl

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COMMEMORATION OF GNOSTIC HOLY DAYS   
According to the Gnostic Calendar, the day begins at sundown.  On the eve of a holy day we gather together to commemorate the sacred occasion.  On the following day, we continue to remember the meaning of the occasion in our own homes or workplaces.

In the case of the New Moon Sacrament Service, we fast during the day and have the sacrament service that evening.

The dates on this calendar represent the evening services with very few exceptions. A few holy days are often commemorated during the day, such as, Mothersí Day, Fathersí Day, and Sacrament Day. These are noted here.

April

Holy Week April 1-7
During this time we focus on each of the holy events, appreciating the ways in which we, too, enter into what Christ experienced. The day following the service in each case, is a time of individual focus on the principles of that day.
1    Immersion of the Redeemer
4    Feast of the Last Supper
5    Crucifixion Day
6    St. Joseph of Arimetheaís Day
7    Resurrection Day
10  Gnostic New Yearís Eve, 
      Descent of the Redeemer
Our calendar begins with the celebration of the   descent of the Redeemer into the mortal realm.
11. First Day of the Gnostic Calendar (a day of celebration. Fasting begins around sundown of the 11th and continues until the service on the evening of the 12th.)
12    New Moon Sacrament Service with
Fruit and ale
19  Dedication of Passover Lamb
We prepare our minds for the time of Passover,  understanding that the Redeemer himself was prepared spiritually before his sacrifice.
24-30 Feast of Passover
The Gnostic Feast of the Passover begins this evening, April 24th.  This is a time when we center in the role of the Redeemer as the Lamb slain before the foundations of the physical plane were laid, a metaphysical event enabling the reconciliation of light and darkness.

May this be a time of ascending in perception of the substance of that great metaphysical sacrifice offered outside time and space, so it can embrace all humanity in Divine Love.

May

Seven Day fast of the New Moon May 11-17
During the seven day fast the suggestion for those who are able, is to fully fast from food, drinking plenty of water, for the first two days, having the Sacrament Service in the evening. We then have only fruit, nuts and seeds until the evening of the 5th day of fasting. We then add vegetables.
At evening on the first, second, and seventh day of the fast we meet together for evening sacrament service.
11    New Moon Sacrament Service with
Unleavened bread and wine
12    New Moon Sacrament Service with
Fruit and ale
17  New Moon Sacrament Service with
      Vegetables, fruit, brandy

Gnostic Motherís Day (Second Sunday after the first day of the New Moon, commemorated during the day)
      We honor the Divine Feminine on this day         through hymns, scripture, and prayer.

29  Memorial for the Dead
We focus during this service on the life beyond    the grave as we are born into a new realm.

June

10  New Moon Sacrament Meeting with
Unleavened bread and wine
11    New Moon Sacrament Service with
Fruit and ale

July

10  New Moon Sacrament Meeting with
Unleavened bread and wine
11  New Moon Sacrament Service with
Fruit and ale
Gnostic Fathersí Day (First Sunday after the completion of the New Moon.)
We focus on those principles that exemplify Divine Fatherhood.

August:

9   New Moon Sacrament Meeting with
     Unleavened bread and wine
10 New Moon Sacrament Service with
Fruit and ale

Sacrament Day (2nd Sunday after the First day of the New Moon, Usually held during the day)
 Sacrament Day is a time of rejoicing for us,   a time of thanksgiving for Divine Love and the bountiful goodness and blessings which permeate our lives.  We focus on the holy Sacrament, inviting the spirit of Christ and Sophia to fill our souls with the Divine Presence.
24  Feast of Sophia
We center in the Gifts of the Holy Spirit to us.

September

Seven Day fast of the New Moon
During the seven day fast the suggestion for those who are able, is to fully fast from food, drinking plenty of water, for the first two days, having the Sacrament Service in the evening. We then have only fruit, nuts and seeds until the evening of the 5th day of fasting. We then add vegetables. 
At evening on the first, second, and seventh day of the fast we meet together for evening sacrament service.
8    New Moon Sacrament Service with
      Unleavened bread and wine
9   New Moon Sacrament Service with
Fruit and ale
14  New Moon Sacrament Service with
      Vegetables, fruit, brandy

October

7   Day of Shofars
We memorialize the meaning of Divine Reality, the Source of All that Is, as it applies to our daily lives. It commences the second half of the Gnostic Year.
9   New Moon Sacrament Meeting with
Fruit and ale. This month we fast from the    evening of the 8th to the evening of the 9th only.
16 Day of Atonement
We center in the power of atonement generated through the Lamb of Light.
21-27   Feast of Tabernacles
28 Great Day of the Feast
The Feast of Tabernacles commences October 21st and continues for seven nights, concluding on the evening of October 28th with the Great Day of the Feast.  This is the Gnostic Thanksgiving for all the gifts that fill our lives, and especially for the gift of sanctification that flows to us through the power of gnosis.
31  Fall Festival
A time of social enjoyment together.

November

7  New Moon Sacrament Service with
      Unleavened bread and wine
8  New Moon Sacrament Service with
Fruit and ale
Thanksgiving service is held the evening before the traditional Thanksgiving. As traditionally done, we feast during the day of Thanksgiving.

December

7   New Moon Sacrament Meeting with
Unleavened bread and wine
8    New Moon Sacrament Service with
Fruit and ale
Festival of the Masters  December 16-25
The Festival of the Masters begins on the evening of December 16th and continues for 9 evenings.  This is a time of centering in the gift of gnosis to mankind which has been renewed through seven major masters as well as innumerable other ministers.  It is also a festival of lights centering in the Light that is always available to us, even during this dark time of the year, as well as during the darker ages of mankind's history.
16  The Aadamah
17  Enoch
18  Noah
19  Abraham and Sarah
20  Moses
21  The Redeemer
22  The Testator
23  Millennial Day
24  Family Day
25  Often a midday meal and conviviality time

January:

Seven Day fast of the New Moon January 6-12
During the seven day fast the suggestion for those who are able, is to fully fast from food, drinking plenty of water, for the first two days, having the Sacrament Service in the evening. We then have only fruit, nuts and seeds until the evening of the 5th day of fasting. We then add vegetables.  At evening on the first, second, and seventh day of the fast we meet together for evening sacrament service.
6    New Moon Sacrament Service
Unleavened bread and wine
7    New Moon Sacrament Service with
Fruit and ale
12  New Moon Sacrament Service with
      Vegetables, fruit, brandy

February:

Intercalary Days Feb 5-9 (or to the 10th in leap year).
Since our Gnostic calendar is 12 months of 30 days, making 360 days, during the intercalary days we commemorate that which exists outside of time and space.
10  New Moon Sacrament Service (the 11th during leap year) with unleavened bread and wine
11  New Moon Sacrament Service  (the 12th during leap year) with fruit and ale
14  Winter Festival
      A time of social enjoyment together

March:

12  New Moon Sacrament Service with
      Unleavened bread and wine
13  New Moon Sacrament Service with
Fruit and ale
24  Purim
25  Purim
We focus on the story of Ester and its   archetypal representation of obedience, redemption, and reconciliation of opposites.

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