Hebrew Roots/Holy Days/Great Last Day/Torah Procession
Blessing: Baruch atah Yahweh, Melekh Ha 'Olam, asher natan lanu et , binkha k'meshichenu goalenu moshi'enu kapporatenu va' adonenu, ve't sifrei Torah et B'rit he Chadashah le'amenu ulekhol ha'amin Baruch atah Adonai noten yeshu'ah b'Y'shua HaMashiach Ashraynu! Amein
Praise be to you, O Yahweh, King of the universe, who has give us Y'shua your son as our Mashiach, our Redeemer, our Saviour, our Atonement and our Lord, and the books of the Torah and the New Covenant to our people and to all the peoples. Praise be to You, O Yahweh , giver of Salvation in Y'shua HaMashiach. Amen How blessed we are!
Reader: " Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path." Psalm 119:105
When Y'shua was at the Temple on Sukkot, He said - "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." John 8:12
HAKAFOT PROCESSION [Two people are chosen one as the Chatan Torah (Bridegroom of the Torah) and the other as the Kallat Bereshit (the Bride of Genesis) to read the last portion of Deuteronomy and the first chapter of Genesis respectively]
Reading for the Chatan Torah: Deut. 34: 1-12; Joshua 1: 5-9 Reading for the Kallat Bereshit: Genesis 1: 1-31 [Procession is made around the altar seven times while scripture is being read]
[A tallit is used as a canopy held over them as they, the Bride and the Groom, unite as a never ending circle of Torah reading]
Pronouncement: The Word which was made flesh will unite with His Bride in an everlasting bond for all eternity.
Reader: "Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. .. .. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride ordained for her husband." Revelation 21: 1-2
The risen Messiah told John, "Behold, I make all things new" (Rev.21:5).
"For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. But be glad and rejoice forever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy." Isaiah 65:17-18
"For as the new heavens and the new earth which I shall make shall remain before Me, says Yahweh, So shall your descendants and your name remain. And it shall come to pass that from one new moon to another, And from one Sabbath to another, all flesh shall come and worship before Me." Isaiah 66: 22-23
BENEDICTION Leader: "Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, thanksgiving and honor and power and might, Be to our God for ever and ever, Amen" Revelation 7:12
"The grace of our Lord, Y'shua the Messiah be with you all, Amen" Revelation 22:21
The Chattan Torah and the Kallat Bereshit should ideally be a male and a female - e.g. a married couple
Candelabras can be lit for the occasion to represent the four large Menorahs which were lit in the courts of the Temple. Y'shua referenced Himself to be the light of the world which was symbolised by the light that it shed over all the city of Jerusalem. John 8:12