GOD'S FESTIVALS IN

   THE NEW TESTAMENT

    GOD'S APPOINTED TIMES/CALENDAR (Lev. 23)

       Sabbath               (Shabbat)

  (Mentioned 172     times in the Old  Testament and 68   times in the New  Testament!)

 

       Passover
Commanded in the Old Testament: 

Leviticus 23:5

Observed by Jesus Christ, the apostles or the Church in the New Testament:

Matthew 26:2-19; 

Mark 14:12-16; 

Luke 2:41-42; 

Luke 22:1-20; 

John 2:13-23; 

John 6:4; 

John 13:1-30; 

1 Corinthians 11:23-29

       
Feast of            
Unleavened 

          Bread

Commanded in the Old Testament: 

Leviticus 23:6-8

Observed by Jesus Christ, the apostles or the Church in the New Testament:

Matthew 26:17; 

Mark 14:12; 

Luke 2:41-42, 

Luke 22:1-7; 

Acts 20:6; 1 Corinthians 5:6-8

        Feast             

   of Pentecost           (Shavuot)

Commanded in the Old Testament: Leviticus 23:15-22

Observed by Jesus Christ, the apostles or the Church in the New Testament:

Acts 2:1-21; 

Acts 20:16; 

1 Corinthians 16:8

       Feast of 

      Trumpets*

Commanded in the Old Testament: Leviticus 23:23-25

 Observed by Jesus Christ, the apostles or the Church in the New Testament:

Matthew 24:30-31; 

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; 

Revelation 11:15

         Day of 

     Atonement

Commanded in the Old Testament: Leviticus 23:26-32

Observed by Jesus Christ, the apostles or the Church in the New Testament:

Acts 27:9

       Feast of 

    Tabernacles


Commanded in the Old Testament: 

Leviticus 23:33-43

Observed by Jesus Christ, the apostles or the Church in the New Testament:

John 7:1-14; 

Acts 18:21  

*Although the Feast of Trumpets is not mentioned by name in the New Testament, the theme of the day—the sounding of trumpets announcing Jesus Christ’s return—is mentioned by several New Testament authors as noted in the references.