Posted by: the watchmen | January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

At the beginning of the war King George VI spoke words which can be repeated from year to year. In his message to the Nation he read a quotation: “ ‘I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown,’ and he replied: ‘Go out into the darkness and put your hand in the hand of God; that shall be better to you than light and safer than a known way.’ ”

This is what we are called to do, and perhaps we should make today a resolution, determined to be faithful to our calling and begin the New Year with courage. Amen.
Lord throughout this year.

Wishing all our Friends the enjoyment of The Lord’s bountiful blessings throughout this year.



  1. the link to “The Indiction of the Ecclesiatical Year” does not work. It should be .

    Further, the biblical New Year is neither January 1st nor September 1st, but 1st Nissan:

    “And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,
    This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.
    Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:
    And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb.
    Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:
    And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening. ” Exodus 12:1-6.

    Just thought that I would let you know.

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