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MESSIANIC YOM TERUAH NIGHT SERVICE

1. OPENING PRAYER Our Father, Hallowed, Glorified and Exalted is Your Name. We give honour to Your Holy Name, Yahweh. The whole world trembled at the sound of the Shofar - at Your majestic Presence at Sinai. Creation shook in awe of You when You thundered from the mount and spoke Your holy words in tongues of fire to Your people.

Let the shofar we blow this night resound with the heavenly Shofar, in anticipation of that future festal shout of the Archangel, when the final Shofar will be blown and You will sound the battle-cry and gather Your people unto Yourself.

Blow the Shofar (one long blast)

2. KINDLING THE FESTIVAL LIGHTS (Wife / Female Leader) Blessing Blessed art You, Yahweh our God, King of the universe, Who has sanctified us with Your commandments and in the blood of Y'shua the Messiah, and commanded us to kindle the Festival lights.

Leader: "Give unto Yahweh, O you mighty ones, Give unto Yahweh glory and strength. Give unto Yahweh the glory due His Name; worship Yahweh in the beauty of holiness. The God of glory thunders; Yahweh is over many waters. The voice of Yahweh is powerful; the voice of Yahweh is full of majesty." Psalm 29: 1-2, 4

3. SANCTIFYING THE NEW MOON: Kiddush Lavanah Blessed are You, Yahweh our God, King of the universe, whose Word created the heavens, whose breath created all that they contain. Statutes and seasons You set for them as faithful witnesses in the heavens, that they should not deviate from their ordained task. They all do Your will as their Creator and glorify You.

Blessed are You Yahweh our God for renewing the earth and sustaining and preserving us in life for Your glory. Blessed are You, O Yahweh for Your covenant of faithfulness and mercy to our father David which endures forever, as the sun and the moon before You.

May we shine as lights in this world and reflect Your glory even as the moon shines and reflects the glory of the sun, through Y'shua the Messiah, the Son of David, the true Light of the world.

All Hail to the King of Israel Who lives forever! We proclaim the majesty, honour, glory and dominion of the One Who sits upon the throne. For, "You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created." (Revelation 4:11)

Our God, and God of our fathers, may this remembrance of Messiah, the son of David ascend before Your throne and be accepted before You for deliverance, life and peace on this Day of Remembrance for all Your people. Draw all Your people unto Yourself, for You are a gracious and merciful God. B'hem Y'shua HaMaschiach, Amein (through Y'shua the Messiah)

4. CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER Leader: Bless Yahweh Who is blessed. Congregation: Bless Yahweh Who is blessed forever.

5. SCRIPTURE READING "Yahweh said to Moses, "Say to the Israelites: 'On the first day of the seventh month you are to have a day of rest, a sacred assembly commemorated with shofar blasts. Do no regular work, but present an offering made to Yahweh by fire." 'It is a day for you to sound the shofar." (Leviticus 23:23-25; Numbers 29:1)

"This is the day which Yahweh has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalms 118:24 "Seek Yahweh while He may be found, call you upon Him while He is near" Isaiah 55: 6 Y'shua said, "I and my Father are one." John 10:30

Let us draw near to Yahweh, in unity with Y'shua our Messiah and seek His mercy and forgiveness. (Time of silent prayer and meditation)

6. SOUNDING OF THE SHOFAR Sovereign of the Universe, You have instructed us to sound the shofar on this day as it is written, "Blow the shofar at the new moon, at the covered time for our feast day. Because it is a decree for Israel, a judgment day for the God of Jacob." Psalms 81: 3-4

Declaration of Baal Tekoa (Shofar Blower) I am prepared to fulfill God's commandment to blow the shofar, as it is prescribed in the Torah, 'a day of blowing unto you.' Would you stand in honour of the King during the recitation of the blessings and the shofar blasts. The Baal Tokea then recites the following blessing:

Blessed are You, Yahweh our God, King of the universe, Who has sanctified us with Your commandments and in the blood of Y'shua the Messiah, and has commanded us to hear the sound of the shofar.

Leader's Prayer “May it be Your will that the tekiah-shevarim-Teruah-tekiah blasts that we sound tonight be embroidered into the heavenly curtain by the appointed angel and be accounted like the prayers of Elijah, through Y'shua our High Priest and minister of the Inner Sanctuary, so that Your mercy may be upon us. Blessed are You, Yahweh, Lord of mercy and grace.” [adapted from The Complete Artscroll Machzor, Rosh Hashanah, Mesorah publications, page 437.]

Blow set of Shofar Blasts

7. PRAYER (Basic Amidah) O Lord, open my lips that my mouth might declare Your praise. Blessed are You, Yahweh our God, God of our fathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; great, mighty, and revered God, Who is Lord over all; Who bestows loving kindness and has graciously given us Y'shua the Messiah as our Redeemer, to provide our atonement; and will bring back the outcasts of Israel and redeem them unto Himself, for Your Holy Name's sake. Thankyou for the gift of life, and for inscribing us in the Lamb's book of life, through the sacrifice of Your Son Y'shua, the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sin of the world.

You sustain the living with kindness and revive the dead with great mercy; You support all who fall and heal the sick; You set the captives free, and will keep faith with those who sleep in the dust.

Who is like unto You, mighty God? Who resembles You, O King of the Universe? You bring death and restore life, and cause Salvation to flourish. You are Holy and Your Name is Holy, and holy beings praise You daily.

You, O Yahweh our God, have graciously given us this day of Remembrance, a day for the blowing of the shofar, a holy festival in remembrance of the past exodus from Egypt, and a type and shadow of our future exodus from this world when we will be gathered together unto Y'shua in the clouds to be with Him forever.

1) "God has gone up with a shout, Yahweh with the sound of a shofar For the Most High is awesome, He is a great King over all the earth" He will ascend the throne of His glory! (Psalm 47:5,2) Blow Three sets of blasts on the Shofar Congregation: respond "Amen"

Leader: "Make a joyful noise before Yahweh . . with trumpets and the sound of the shofar. Shout joyfully before Yahweh, the King .. .. .. for He is coming to judge the earth" (Psalm 98: 4, 6, 9) Congregation: respond "Amen"

2) Leader: "Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before You. Blessed are the people who know the festal shout ["the sound of the shofar"], who walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance, who exult in Your name all the day, and extol Your righteousness." Psalm 89:14-16

Blow Three sets of blasts on the Shofar Finalised by the Great Blast (try to hold it for at least one full minute) Congregation: respond "Amen"

Leader: Reads: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17

6. RESPONSIVE READING Leader: Give unto Yahweh, O you mighty ones,

Congregation: We give unto Yahweh glory and strength

Leader: Give unto Yahweh the glory due to His name;

Congregation: We worship You in the beauty of holiness.

Leader: The voice of Yahweh is powerful;

Congregation: Your voice is full of majesty.

Leader: Yahweh sat enthroned at the Flood and He sits as King forever.

Congregation: And in His temple everyone says, "Glory!"

Leader: Yahweh will give strength to His people

Congregation: Yahweh will bless His people with peace.

Leader: All the living shall ever thank You and praise Your Holy Name, Oh Yahweh, You are our salvation.

May it please You,Yahweh of Hosts to bless Your people Israel at all times and at all hours. Call us home, Oh Yahweh, to Your Holy City, New Jerusalem, where peace shall dwell eternally within Your gates.

Blow set of Shofar Blasts

7. MESSAGE. (Ephesians 5:1-20) In the traditional Jewish service of Yom Teruah, the Shofar was blown 100 times. The blowing of the Shofar is firstly a call to alert and awaken the conscience of man and initiate his response to the call of the Shofar to come into His Presence.

The Shofar pierces the darkness of this world's spiritual atmosphere which keeps man bound under the deceptions of the god of this world and penetrates the heart of man for him to hear the sounds of the Shofar - that is, the message of the Shofar. It makes a way for the Word of the Almighty to penetrate the heart for the purpose of bringing man to an acknowledgement of his need of repentance against a holy God.

The Jewish Rabbi Maimonides explained the meaning of the sounds of the shofar as follows: "Awake, you sleepers from your slumber, and rouse you from your lethargy. Scrutinize your deeds and return in repentance. Remember your Creator, you who forget eternal truth in the trifles of the hour, who go astray all your years after vain illusions which can neither profit nor deliver. Look well into your souls and mend your ways and your actions; let each one of you forsake his evil path and his unworthy purpose, and return to God, so that He may have mercy upon you."

Paul reiterated that in speaking to the Ephesians when he counselled them to be imitators of him and "walk in love as Messiah also loved us and has given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not be named among you, as is appropriate for the saints of God; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not right, but rather giving of thanks in all things to God. For this you know that no fornicator, unclean immoral person, nor a covetous man who is an idolater of the things of this world, has any inheritance in the kingdom of the Messiah and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon those who are disobedient. Therefore do not be partakers with them. . . . . Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness or those who practice them, but rather expose them. . . . . All things that are exposed are made manifest by the light. Therefore He says, "Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, and Messiah will give you light." See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise people, redeeming the time, because the days are evil." (paraphrased and expanded from Ephesians 5: 1-16)

The apostle Peter also exhorts us to consider what manner of person we ought to be in holy conduct and godliness with the approaching Day of God in which the world and everything in it will be dissolved, saying, "Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless;" (2 Peter 3:11-14)

The day of Yom Teruah is understood prophetically to herald the beginning of the Tribulation period. The Shofar blown on this day is called the Last Shofar/Trumpet. The Shofar had been blowing in the Temple for thirty days previously, to call the people to prepare, and on Yom Kippur the Great Shofar will be blown which will herald the coming of Messiah. The message of the Shofar on Yom Teruah is an alarm to prepare for the coming judgment.

On the memorial of this day, the Messiah will ascend the throne for His coronation as King of kings and the thrones will be set for judgment.We need to watch and pray that we may be accounted worthy to escape the coming judgment and be found of Him in peace at His return, whenever that may be. (Luke 21:36 The blowing of the Shofar on Yom Teruah symbolizes the prevalence of Mercy over Judgment for those who come in repentance and seek His forgiveness for all their sins.

John says that if we say we have not sinned we deceive ourselves and His truth is not in us. We need to allow the light of His Word to shine into our hearts and examine us according to His holiness. (1 John 1: 5-8)

Our eternal destiny will be decided by our spiritual condition when this final day arrives. Yom Teruah is different from every other Feast, in that it has no prescribed date and is dependent on the arrival of the new moon which is concealed from view. So that day will come upon us, if we are not prepared and catch us unaware. We need to watch and be sober and keep our spiritual garments white and unspotted from this world.

8. KIDDUSH Blessing of Kiddush - Leader holding cup: Blessed are You, Yahweh our God, King of the universe, Creator of the fruit of the vine. Amen.

Blessed are You, Yahweh our God, King of the Universe, who has chosen us from among all nations and has sanctified us by the blood of Y'shua. Blessed are You, Yahweh our God, King of the Universe, who sanctifies the Festival of Trumpets.

Blessing of Challah - Leader holding bread: Blessed art You, Yahweh our God, King of the universe, Who brings forth bread from the earth. Amen. Baruch atah Yahweh, Elochenu Melach ha-olam, ha-motsee lechem min haarets. Amen.

May we be inscribed for a good year as those who are trusting in Y'shua the Messiah for eternal life.

9. OFFERING FOR THE NEEDY Nehemiah 8:10 "Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing has been prepared, for this day is holy to Yahweh. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength."

10. PARTAKING OF THE YEAR'S GOODNESS Festive celebration of God's goodness by the partaking of apples dipped in honey, followed by a festive meal of sweet dishes.

Leader: May it be Your will, O Yahweh, God of our fathers, to grant us a blessed and prosperous Year. (Everyone partakes of apple slices dipped into honey)

"Your mercy O Yahweh is in the heavens; Your faithfulness to the clouds. Your righteousness is like the great mountains; Your judgements are like a great deep; O Yahweh, You preserve man and beast.

How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings. They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your House, and You give them drink from the rivers of Your pleasures. For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light." Amein (Psalm 36: 5-9)

We trust Yahweh our God, to soon behold Your majestic glory when all abominations shall be removed and all iniquity shall be at an end. Then shall the world be perfected under the rule of our mighty King and all mankind shall call upon Your name through Y'shua our Lord. For to You every knee must bow and every tongue declare that You are God, our everlasting Father.

May Your kingdom be established in our time and may we see the kingdom of David's greater son be established forever. For then shall the words be fulfilled, "Yahweh shall be king forever over all the earth; and on that day Yahweh shall be one, and his name one." Hallelujah! (Psalm 104:1-2, Deuteronomy 4:39, Psalm 10:16, Zechariah 14:9)

11. THE FESTIVE MEAL

12. PARTING BLESSING

  • "Be inscribed and sealed for a good year!
  • To a man - "Leshana tova tikateiv v'techateim!"
  • To a woman - "Leshana tova tikateivi vetichatemi!"

Note: It is customary to prepare for this occasion by a ritual immersion in water beforehand. White "Kittels" (outer garment) are traditionally worn to symbolise the person's faith in Yahweh God to extend His mercy toward them on the basis of their repentance.


MESSIANIC YOM TERUAH MORNING SERVICE

1. OPENING PRAYER Our Father, Hallowed, Glorified and Exalted be Your Name. We give honour to Your Holy Name, Yahweh.

Who is like unto You, mighty God? Who resembles You, O King of the Universe? Heaven and earth praise You and magnify Your wonderful name. All your saints shall bless You. They shall speak of the glory and the majesty of Your kingdom. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and Your dominion endures forever.

You, O Yahweh our God, have graciously given us this day of Remembrance, a day for the blowing of the shofar, a holy festival in remembrance of Your Presence at Sinai, and a herald of the Last Shofar that will be blown before Messiah's return.

Blow the Shofar

2. KINDLING THE FESTIVAL LIGHTS (Wife / Female Leader) Blessing Blessed are You, Yahweh our God, King of the universe, Who has sanctified us with Your commandments and in the blood of Y'shua the Messiah, and commanded us to kindle the Festival lights.

Blessed are You, Yahweh our God, King of the universe, Who has kept us in life, and preserved us, and enabled us to reach this time.

3. CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER Leader: Bless Yahweh Who is blessed.

Congregation: Bless Yahweh Who is blessed forever.


4. READINGS "'On the first day of the seventh month you are to hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work. It is a day for you to sound the shofar." (Numbers 29:1)

"Incline you ear, and come to Me. Hear and your soul shall live; And I will make an everlasting covenant with you even the sure mercies of David. . . Seek Yahweh while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to Yahweh and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon." (Isaiah 55: 3, 6-7)

Let us draw near to Yahweh and seek His face. (Time of silent prayer and meditation)

5. CEREMONY OF BLOWING THE SHOFAR Sovereign of the Universe, You have instructed us to sound the shofar on this day as it is written, "Sound the Shofar on the New Moon, on the day that marks our holiday, for it is [time for] the judgement of the God of Jacob." Psalm 81: 4 (Gemara)

Declaration of Baal Tekoa I am prepared to fulfill God's commandment to blow the shofar, as it is prescribed in the Torah, 'a day of blowing unto you.' Would you stand in honour of the King during the recitation of the blessings and the shofar blasts. Thankyou.

The Baal Tokea (Shofar blower) then recites the following blessing:

Blessed are You, Yahweh our God, King of the universe, Who has sanctified us with Your commandments and in the blood of Y'shua the Messiah, and commanded us to hear the sound of the shofar.

May it be Your will O Yahweh our God, God of our fathers, to let the sounds that come forth from the shofar ascend to Your throne in remembrance of Your promise that You will someday gather all the faithful together unto Yourself.

Blow Set of Shofar Blasts 6. PRAYERS (Basic Amidah) O Lord, open my lips that my mouth might declare Your matchless praise. Blessed are You, Yahweh our God, God of our fathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; great, mighty, and revered God, Who is Lord over all; Who has bestowed loving kindness and mercy upon us in giving us Y'shua the Messiah as our Redeemer. Thankyou for the gift of life, and for inscribing us in the Lamb's book of life, through the sacrifice of Your Son Y'shua, the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sin of the world and who will bring back the outcasts of Israel and redeem them, for Your Holy Name's sake.

You sustain the living with kindness and revive the dead with great mercy; You support all who fall and heal the sick; You set the captives free, and will keep faith with those who sleep in the dust.

Our God, and the God of our fathers, may this remembrance of Messiah, the son of David and Your servant, ascend and be accepted before You for deliverance and joy, for grace, kindness and mercy, for life and peace on this Day of Remembrance for Israel as it is for us. Draw Your people Israel, and all peoples, unto Yourself through Y'shua the Messiah, for You are a gracious and merciful, God and King. B'hem Y'shua HaMaschiach, Amein.

1) Leader: THE MALKIYOTH - YAHWEH GOD AS SOVEREIGN "For Yahweh Most High is awesome; He is a great King over all the earth. God has gone up with a shout, Yahweh with the sound of a shofar. God reign over the nations; God sits on His holy throne." (Psalm 47: 2, 5, 8) Congregation: respond "Amen"

Blow the Shofar -- Tekiah, Shevarim. Teruah, Tekiah;

Tekiah, Shevarim, Tekiah;
Tekiah, Teruah, Tekiah.

Congregation: respond "Amen"

2) Leader: THE ZICHRONOTH - YAHWEH GOD AS JUDGE "Sound the Shofar on the New Moon, on the day that marks our holiday, for it is [time for] the judgement of the God of Jacob." (Psalm 81: 4 Gemara)

"Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; . . . For He is coming to judge the earth. He shall judge the world with righteousness and the peoples with His truth. Bless His name . . For Yahweh is great and greatly to be praised" (Psalm 96:11,13, 4)

Blow the Shofar -- Tekiah, Shevarim, Teruah, Tekiah;

Tekiah, Shevarim, Tekiah;
Tekiah, Teruah, Tekiah.

Congregation: respond "Amen"

3) Leader: THE SHOFAROTH - YAHWEH GOD'S FAITHFULNESS "Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before You. Blessed are the people who know the festal shout ["the sound of the shofar"], who walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance, who exult in Your name all the day, and extol Your righteousness." Psalm 89:14-16

Blow the Shofar -- (Tekiah, Shevarim, Teruah, Tekiah, Tekiah, Shevarim, Tekiah, Tekiah, Teruah, Tekiah-Gedolah. (try to hold the Gedolah for at least one full minute)

Congregation: respond "Amen"

Leader: Reads 1 Corinthians 15:51-57

7. RESPONSIVE READING Leader: Blessed are the people who know the Shofar's call, whose ways are in You. Congregation: Oh Yahweh, they walk in the light of Your favor. Leader: In Your Name they rejoice all day long. Congregation: Through Your justice and mercy they are exalted. Leader: You are their glorious strength. Congregation: And through Your sacrifice we have received hope. Leader: Blessed are those who dwell in the House of Yahweh. Congregation: We shall ever praise Your Holy Name. Leader: Blessed are those who praise Yahweh. Congregation: Blessed are those people whose God is Yahweh. Leader: All the living shall ever thank You and praise Your Holy Name, Oh Yahweh, You are our salvation.

May it please You,Yahweh of Hosts, to bless Your people Israel at all times and at all hours. Call us home, Oh Yahweh, to Your Holy City, New Jerusalem, where peace shall dwell eternally within Your gates.

Blow Set of Shofar Blasts

8. MESSAGE (Genesis 22: 1-19) The sounding of the Shofar on Yom Teruah is connected back to the Akeidah in Genesis 22, where Abraham took his son Isaac to offer him as a sacrifice on Mount Moriah and was given the substitute of the ram caught in the thicket. The horn of the ram became a symbol for the substitutionary offering which Yahweh God gave to him instead of his son.

With the sounding of Yahweh's voice on the mount, came the revelation of the Lamb of God that was to come as a substitutionary offering for all mankind in Y'shua, the Messiah. Y'shua said that Abraham rejoiced to see His day (John 8:56), and Yahweh God received Abraham's offering as a token of his faith in the Messiah to come.

The offering of Isaac was a type of the future crucifixion of Messiah and the oral tradition is that when the Shofar is blown, Yahweh God says that He will remember the Akeidah (the binding of Isaac) and account it as an identification with the offering of Isaac.

In other words, the sounding of the Shofar is a spiritual declaration of the victory in the crucifixion of the Messiah and it's triumph over the powers of darkness and their dominion over Adam's race. The enemy trembles at the sound of the Shofar for it pronounces his utter defeat, the day of his judgement and incarceration and his ultimate punishment.

He gave His Word at Sinai with the sounding of the First Shofar of God, the heavenly festal shout of the inauguration of His coming kingdom on earth, through His firstborn son, Israel. The gates of heaven were opened to receive His covenant people. It is understood that the time Moses descended with the second set of tablets from the mount and enacted the covenant with them, was at Yom Kippur, the Day of Judgement and Atonement.

Yom Teruah, ten days before on the yearly calendar, is the call to prepare for the coming Day of Atonement when all the earth will be judged and it has been identified as the time when heaven's gates are opened for the righteous to enter in. (Isaiah 26:2)

The righteous are said to be sealed and written in the Book of the Righteous on Yom Teruah against the judgement to come in the Tribulation. He will confirm the covenant with them at Yom Kippur and give them the reward of their inheritance. Those who were not accounted worthy to be written in the Book of the Righteous at Yom Teruah were given a little space to repent, "Many shall be purified, made white and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly . . . " (Daniel 12:10)

Daniel said, "there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation, even to that time. And at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone who is found written in the book. And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to everlasting shame and contempt." (Daniel 12: 1-2)

May we be as those who are accounted worthy to be written in the Book of the Righteous and be ready at His coming.

9. KIDDUSH Blessing of Kiddush - Leader holding cup: Blessed are You, Yahweh our God, King of the universe, Creator of the fruit of the vine. Amen.

Blessed are You, Yahweh our God, King of the Universe, who has chosen us from amongst all nations and has sanctified us through the blood of Y'shua. You, O Yahweh, has graciously given us this day of remembrance, a day for the sounding of the shofar, a Holy Festival in remembrance of our departure from Egypt and as a type and shadow of our departure from this earth when we are gathered together unto Y'shua in the clouds. Blessed art You, Yahweh our God, King of the Universe, who sanctifies the Festival of Trumpets.

Blessing of Challah - Leader holding bread: Blessed are You, Yahweh our God, King of the universe, Who brings forth bread from the earth. Amen. (take extra portion for Tashlick ceremony)

May we be inscribed for a good year as those who are trusting in Y'shua the Messiah for eternal life.

10. TASHLICK CEREMONY Leader: The House of Judah has a tradition where they go to a body of water and cast their sins by faith into the sea of His forgetfulness. For this part of the service we take a piece of the challah as a symbol of the body of Y'shua who was crucified for our sins and by means of which we have received the atonement. We cast it in the water to represent the things which we have brought before the Father and for which we have received His forgiveness. Just as He bore our sins in His body on the tree, so we now exercise our faith and see our sins placed upon this representation of His body and our iniquity being laid upon Him. Having received His atonement, we now cast these things away from us never more to be remembered.

"Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten of God and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; and the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray and He has laid upon him the iniquity of us all." Isaiah 53:4-6 (Cast in the token symbol)

"For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy to those who fear Him; As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us."

"Bless Yahweh, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless Yahweh, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with loving-kindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. Bless Yahweh, O my soul!" (Psalm 103:11-12; 1-5)

11. CLOSING PRAYER AND BENEDICTION We bless you Yahweh our Mighty God, and hope soon to behold Your majestic glory when all abominations shall be removed and all iniquity shall end and we shall shelter under the rule of Your righteous kingdom, when all mankind shall bow the knee and every tongue shall declare that You are God.

Let Your kingdom come and may the kingdom of David's greater son be established forever. For then shall the words be fulfilled, "the kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of Yahweh God and of His Messiah, and He shall reign for ever and ever, Amen!" (Revelation 11:15)

May the love of Yahweh God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all, both now and forever more, Amen.


The morning service can conclude with a communal Festive meal. Even though the day has it's solemn overtones, it is a time of rejoicing in God's mercy and sins forgiven and looking forward to a year of blessing from his loving Hands.

The days which follow between Yom Teruah and Yom Kippur are called the "Days of Awe" when the final accounting of one's life for the past year is taken and brought before Yahweh God to seek complete reconciliation and holiness before Him.