Showing posts from September, 2013


Good Catholic friends of mine run Pukka Pyjamas.  They sell high quality cotton pyjamas if you need any for Christmas presents.  They are really lovely pjs - you won't want to wear anything else. Their website is:

Yom Kippur

The Day of Atonement has deep theological significance in the New Testament.It points forward to Christ’s role as high priest.
The Jews have recently celebrated Yom Kippur on September 13th and 14th.It is also known as ‘The Day Of Atonement’ and is the holiest day of the year for the Jews.There are a lot of days to celebrate in September for the Jews.They include Rosh Hashana – the Jewish New Year and Sukkot – the Feast of the Tabernacles.September is a month of beginnings for us too.We celebrate the beginning of autumn and often the Harvest Festival falls at this time.The full moon in September is called the Harvest Moon because it allowed extra light for bringing in the harvest.We have the autumn equinox when the days and nights are of equal length.The days will now shorten until we reach the winter solstice in December.This used to be the beginning of the year too for farming communities and is reflected in the beginning of new school terms after the summer holidays.
The tradition of…

The Book Of Enoch

The Book of Enoch (also 1 Enoch) is an ancient Jewish religious work, traditionally ascribed to Enoch, the great-grandfather of Noah. It is not part of the canon as used by  Jews mainly.  It is recognised in Ethiopia. It dates from 300BC.  The first part of the Book of Enoch describes the fall of the  Watchers, the angels who fathered the Nephilim. The remainder of the book describes Enoch's visits to heaven in the form of travels, visions and dreams, and his revelations. 

The book is referred to, and quoted, in  Jude 1:14-15:
"And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him." The introduction to the Book of Enoch tells us that Enoch is "a just man, whose eyes were opened by G…

Giants in Those Days

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew: ראש השנה‎, literally "head [of] the year"), is the JewishNew Year. It is the first of the High Holy Days or Yamim Nora'im ("Days of Awe") which usually occur in the early autumn of the Northern Hemisphere. Rosh Hashanah is a two-day celebration, which begins on the first day of Tishrei. The day is believed to be the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve (or Adam and Lilith), the first man and woman, and their first actions toward the realization of mankind's role in God's world. Rosh Hashanah customs include sounding the shofar (a hollowed-out ram's horn) and eating symbolic foods such as apples dipped in honey to evoke a "sweet new year".
A shofar - symbol
2013 datesunset, September 4 –
nightfall, September 6


Good Catholic friends of mine run Pukka Pyjamas.  They sell high quality cotton pyjamas if you need any for Christmas presents.  Their website is:

Check out their offers of the month. :-)