Dates of the biblical Holy Days?
I read the information on the biblical Holy Days in the Sept.-Oct. issue. What are the actual months and dates of the seven holy days you discussed in the articles?
Thank you for your message. Feel free to access our online Holy Day calendar, which lists the dates for all of the upcoming Holy Days from 2014-2019. You can find it online at ucg.org/holy-day-calendar.
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