This is one of the most popular posts from last year — why re- invent the season? Yom Kippur is September 25 and 26, 2012.
Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement. It commemorates the day that the High Priest went beyond the veil with the blood of the sacrificed lamb. There he sprinkled the blood on the Mercy seat before the very presence of God. In times of old, one High Priest serving our one God in His one Temple on His one holiest day on behalf of His one people elicited God’s atonement for the entire world.
From those days to today, this date, known as the Day of Atonement, is annually observed as a commemoration of our special relationship with God. This is a day when we are called to connect the very essence of our being, our inmost spirit, with God’s presence drawn close to receive the repentance and prayer that we bring to His throne. We come, as the High Priest did, with the blood of the sacrificed Christ…
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