By Guest Nicole
As the one-year anniversary of Chester Bennington's death approaches, his widow Talinda has compiled a list of all official memorial services worldwide. "There are so many beautiful memorials planned all around the WORLD in honor of Chester," she wrote in a tweet. "I wanted to share them with you."
SheÂ shared aÂ link to a Google document that gives further context around the list and #LPMemorial2018. "The main purpose of this hashtag is to find the memorials specific to the one year of ChesterÂ’s passing, but also to simply separate upcoming events from the past ten months, as the hashtag took off beyond our expectations,"
Read more:Â http://loudwire.com/chester-bennington-every-one-year-anniversary-memorial-service/
By Brother Rando
The Memorial of Christ is not the Last Supper that the world continues to celebrate. The Last Supper can also be rendered the Last Passover Meal. The Jewish Day began at Sunset. Since the Sun sets at various times, the Passover Supper would begin after the Sun disappeared from the Horizon with darkness setting in. The Last Passover Meal was Nisan 14th, 33 CE with the abolishment of the Old Covenant.
When evening came, he was reclining at the table with the 12 disciples. ?While they were eating, he said: Â“Truly I say to you, one of you will betray me.Â” (Matthew 26:20-21)Â Â The event that concluded the Last Passover Meal was the dismissal of an unfaithful apostle.Â Jesus answered: Â“It is the one to whom I will give the piece of bread that I dip.Â” So after dipping the bread, he took it and gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. ?After Judas took the piece of bread, then Satan entered into him. So Jesus said to him: Â“What you are doing, do it more quickly.Â”Â (John 13:26-28)Â Â“So after he received the piece of bread, he went out immediately. And it was night.Â” (John 13:30)
After dismissing the betrayer from the midst of the Faithful Disciples, Jesus instituted a new teaching for His Faithful Followers.Â Notice, the whole world wasnÂ’t invited, but those who proved to be faithful and trustworthy up to this point.Â Since the founding of the Christian Congregation on Pentecost 33 CE, Christians have been commemorating the death of Jesus Christ every Nisan 14th.Â With one simple command,Â his faithful sheep Â“Keep doing this in remembrance of me.Â” (Luke 22:19)
Please join us for the annual observance of the death of Jesus Christ. This year it will be held onÂ Saturday, MarchÂ 31.Â Â Â Search for yourÂ Language and Place.
What is a Christian Man's MORAL responsibility to protect his own life, or that of his immediate or spiritual family?By James Thomas Rook Jr.
SCENARIO: You are at a packed Kingdom Hall on Memorial night, and ten minutes into the remembrance talk, six masked people with weapons enter the Kingdom Hall and begin shooting everyone they can, without any conversation.
You are shot in the left side of your face and most of those teeth are gone.
Before you know what is going on twelve Brothers and Sisters have been shot, screaming and panic ensues, and there is blood and bodies and brains all over, and the shooting continues.
Would it be fitting for a Brother to use his handgun to return fire on the murderers to try and save his own life, or the lives of his Brothers and Sisters?
Or, in PubSpeak ... "Would it be fitting for a Christian to keep a firearm, such as a handgun or a rifle, for protection against other humans?" ( July 2017 Watchtower )
This raises MANY Theocratic, moral, ethical, legal, and Societial policy questions ... all of which have REAL answers.
What is the RIGHT thing for a responsible Christian to do?
By Guest Nicole
By Guest Nicole
By The Librarian
Jehovah's Witnesses commemorate Christ's death as a ransom or "propitiatory sacrifice" by observing the Lord's Evening Meal, or Memorial. They celebrate it once per year, noting that it was instituted on the Passover, an annual festival. This is the only celebration the Bible commands Christians to observe.
Of those who attend the Memorial, a small minority worldwide partake of the unleavened bread and wine. This is because Jehovah's Witnesses believe that the majority of the faithful have an earthly hope. Only those who believe they have a heavenly hope, the "remnant" (those still living) of the 144,000 "anointed", partake of the bread and wine. In 2014, the number of persons who partook worldwide was 14,121, whereas the number who attended was 19,950,019.
The Memorial, held after sunset, includes a talk on the meaning of the celebration and the circulation among the audience of unadulterated red wine and unleavened bread. Jehovah's Witnesses believe the bread symbolizes Jesus Christ's body which he gave on behalf of mankind, and that the wine symbolizes his blood which redeems from sin. They do not believe in transubstantiation or consubstantiation. Because many congregations have no members who claim to be anointed, it is common for no one to partake of the bread and wine.
See also: What is the meaning of the bread and the wine served at the Memorial?
Jehovah’s Witnesses observe the Memorial after sundown on Nisan 14, according to the reckoning of the Jewish calendar that was common in the first century. The Jewish day begins at sundown and extends until the following sundown. So Jesus died on the same Jewish calendar day that he instituted the Memorial. The beginning of the month of Nisan was the sunset after the new moon nearest the spring equinox became visible in Jerusalem. The Memorial date is 14 days thereafter. (Thus the date for the Memorial may not coincide with that of the Passover kept by modern-day Jews. Why not? The start of their calendar months is set to coincide with the astronomical new moon, not the visible new moon over Jerusalem, which may come 18 to 30 hours later. Also, most Jews today keep the Passover on Nisan 15, not on the 14th as did Jesus in harmony with what was stated in the Mosaic Law.)
Memorial is always held on the first full moon after March 21st. It's always a full moon because Memorial is always held 14 days after the new moon. Hebrew months start on the new moon (the new month). Therefore Nisan 14 is always a full moon (+- 24 hours).
Song 8 - The Lord's Evening Meal
Why is it observed annually?
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Talk: The Last Hours of Jesus Christ
Particularly beginning in the 1930’s, prospective members of the “great multitude,” or “great crowd” of other sheep, began to manifest themselves. (Rev. 7:9, 10, KJ; John 10:16) These were at that time referred to as Jonadabs. For the first time, in its issue of February 15, 1938, The Watchtower specifically invited them to be present at the Memorial, saying: “After six p.m. on April 15 let each company of the anointed assemble and celebrate the Memorial, their companions the Jonadabs also being present.” They did attend, not as partakers, but as observers.
By Queen Esther
This graphic is showing the number of partaking anointed remnant at the MEMORIAL since 1938....
What a big surprise is this curious curve !
Many years of lessening # of partaking anointed ones, until 2007....
b. Sept. 12, 1893 d. Dec. 22, 1992. (possibly a last one of the first group of anointed of "this generation")
Mark Sanderson born 1965, baptized 1975 (10 yrs old), 27 yrs. old in 1992. ( 17 yrs in truth by this time; one of the last one's of "this generation")
2007 9,105 (when increase became
2008 9,986 without question)
2015 15,177 6419 increase in past 9 years
By Guest Nicole
By Guest Nicole
By Guest Nicole
APRIL 12, 2016
On March 23, 2016, police officers in Gakh abruptly stopped the observance of the Memorial of Christ’s death—the most sacred religious event of the year for Jehovah’s Witnesses. The event was being held in a private home. Police officers showed what purported to be a court order authorizing their search, and they confiscated personal copies of religious publications, including Bibles. Officers then took all the attendees to the local police station, interrogated them, and ordered them to write statements. All attendees were released after police drew up protocols on six male Witnesses, which could lead to charges under the Administrative Violations Code.
By Guest Nicole
As the sun set on March 23, over 100 individuals arrived at Nibley’s Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 2813 S. Main St. to commemorate an event recognized by millions across the world throughout the day: The Memorial of Jesus Christ’s death.
Unlike most Christian denominations, Jehovah’s Witnesses do not celebrate Easter, believing the Bible instructs them to commemorate Christ’s death instead of his resurrection. Instead, the Witnesses hold an annual Memorial on the date of Christ’s death on the Bible’s lunar calendar, an event observed by Witnesses and non-Witnesses alike.
“Last year, 19,862,683 people joined in commemoration of this event,” Nibley Kingdom Hall Elder Robin Kutulas said during his address. “When sun set on the Orient, millions gathered. Even in Belgium many gathered. There are 240 lands who have been part of this, and now it is our turn.”
In the weeks leading up to the event, the Witnesses distributed invitations for the public event, which elder Ben Everly said is attended by more non-Witnesses than Witnesses.
“We like to see everyone come,” Everly said. “There is always room here for anyone.”
As the only celebration Witnesses observe (avoiding traditional celebrations like Christmas and birthdays), the Memorial is a major holy event which Kutulas said will continue to be observed until the resurrection of humans to heaven and to earthly paradise.
“We never know which Memorial will be the last, but it sure feels like it’s getting close,” Kutulas said.
Paradise and resurrection was a major theme of Kutulas’ discussion. He said the death of Christ helped bring about a promise of paradise for those faithful to his teachings. Kutulas referenced the Bible’s Book of Isaiah, in which a description of of the paradise Jehovah intended for Earth is discussed as peaceful, a land in which humankind and animals live together harmoniously and in perfect health.
Witnesses followed along with Kutulas in their own personal Bibles as he discussed the significance of each passage.
“In paradise, every room has a view,” Kutulas said. “We will see beautiful mountains and waterfalls. There will be no more hospitals, no more military, no more borders, no more politics. Mankind will be reunited as a family and reflect the image of the one who made them.”
A feature of the Memorial is the passing of wine and unleavened bread, a representation of the Last Supper Christ had before his death. While most believers pass along the representations during the Memorial, a very select few partake in it. Those who partake believe they are part of the 144,000 anointed by God to ascend to heaven to rule alongside Christ in the Kingdom of God instead of remaining on Earth’s paradise.
None of Nibley’s attendees partook of the bread and wine, but each of them held the representations before passing them along row by row. Kutulas said it is rare for anyone to partake during the event, stating only around 15,000 people out of last year’s nearly 20 million worldwide attendees partook.
At the closing of the event, visitors were encouraged to join the Witnesses during their Sunday meetings, particularly their upcoming April 10 meeting, when a special Bible talk entitled “Are You on the Road to Everlasting Life?” will be delivered.
By Guest Nicole
I was in benin yesterday so I attended the memorial at a Kingdom Hall around akpakpava. 1; Nissan is the first month in the jewish calendar, the isrealites usually remember the passover in this month. The commemoration of christ death replaced the passover because it was done on the same day. 2; According to the speaker christ specifically commanded his followers to continually observe this event. Luke 22:19. 3; Two destinies awaits faithful Christians, to be rewarded with entenal life in heaven to serve as kings and priests with Jesus christ or to enjoy life here on earth under perfect conditions without sorrows and other problems. 4; The opportunity of going to heaven was for the isrealites but they proved to be unfaithful to the point of killing Jesus the son of God. It was now extended to the gentiles. 5; God himself determine whether you are qualified for life in heaven or not, God’s spirit must bear witness with our spirit if we are. 6; According to revelation they were singing a new song and no one was able to master the song except them, he asked do you know the song? The audience was quite. 7; Contrary to popular belief that righteous ones will go to heaven to rest. For instance at death you’ll hear things like rest in peace, rest in the bosom of the lord in heaven is not in harmony with the teachings of the bible because the bible expressly said the people going to heaven are going to serve as kings and priests not going to sing and clap like we are taught in the churches. These are the few things I remembered.
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Is it a lie when the Watchtower Society teaches that Jesus and the disciples ate the unleavened bread when in fact that bread was leavened?By Γιαννης Διαμαντιδης
Jesus and his disciples ate the bread on the 14th of the month Nisan which is one day before of the 15th of Nisan and the celebration of the unleavened bread (Leviticus 23:6).
By Γιαννης Διαμαντιδης
The Watchtower Society teaches that we must celebrate the Memorial of Jesus on the 14th of Nisan, but this year the date is March 23 which is the celebration of the Fast of Esther on the eve of Purim.
By The Librarian
Jehovah's Witnesses observe the Memorial of Christ’s death (also called “the Lord’s Evening Meal” - 1 Corinthians 11:20) because Christians are commanded to. Jesus said to "Keep doing this in remembrance of me.” (1 Cor. 11:24)
But how often? The Memorial of Jesus’ death is truly a memorial, and memorials are usually observed annually.
Additionally, when Jesus was on Earth, Jesus celebrated the Passover with his apostles, and then instituted the Lord’s Evening Meal. Because this meal replaced the Jewish Passover it is appropriate to observe it just once a year.
Does Paul's use of the word "often" mean that the Lord’s Evening Meal should be celebrated more often than once a year? Referring to the institution of the Memorial of Jesus’ death, Paul wrote: “As often as you eat this loaf and drink this cup, you keep proclaiming the death of the Lord, until he arrives.” (1 Corinthians 11:25, 26) So what did Paul mean here? Did he really mean for Christ's death to be commemorated frequently - more often than once a year? Notice this excerpt from the w03 1/1 p. 31; Questions From Readers; par. 2: "In the context of 1 Corinthians 11:25, 26, Paul was discussing, not how often, but how the Memorial should be observed. In the original Greek, he did not use the word pol·la′kis, which means “often” or “frequently.” Rather, he used the word ho·sa′kis, which means “as often as,” an idiom meaning “whenever,” “every time that.” Paul was saying: ‘Every time that you do this, you keep proclaiming the death of the Lord.’"
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