Month 5:30, Rosh Chodesh Preparation Day, Year 5935:143 AM|
Gregorian Calendar: Monday 29 August 2011
RC Preparation Day
How We Use the Day of the Son
Continued from Part 1
Rosh Chodesh Preparation Day is known by us as the Day of the Son (in contrast to the Day of the Father, which is Rosh Chodesh). Originally it ended every lunar month as the 30th day but because of changes in the movement of heavenly bodies over the aeons some of these have had to be dropped throughout the course of a year, there now being 363 days in a terrestrial year compared to the original 360. One day in the future these heavenly orbits (terrestrial and lunar) will doubtless be corrected to restore the 30 day month and the 360 day year once more.
Although Rosh Chodesh Preparation Day is, we presume, by default an ordinary working day (since we are not commanded to do anything particular on it), we are left to our own devices as to how to use it. In our family, we have decided to make it a day off regular work. Combining this with the Sabbath that always preceeds it and Rosh Chodesh that always follows it, this gives the family several three day 'month-ends' a year and a welcome break from our otherwise busy routine. Our reasoning is that as it's not a regular or Sabbath day in the 7 day week cycle (all of which are defined as either days of work or days of rest and worship-assembly, respectively), it should be treated a little differently. As Rosh Chodesh is the Day of our Heavenly father (and of earthly fathers), and as the Sabbath is the Day of our Heavenly Mother (and of earthly mothers), so we have elected to make the Rosh Chodesh Preparation Day - which is the Day of the Son - also a day for sons and daughters. So you might say it is a Children's Day sandwiched between mother (Sabbath) and father (Rosh Chodesh). It is already popular with out own children.
What you do with Rosh Chodesh Preparation Day is entirely between you and Yahweh but I thought you might like to know how we use it.
Continued in Part 3