THE KARAITE ISRAEL MOSQUE OF ASCENSION
AND THE TEMPLE OF KEDAR MINISTRIES
(The Original Kedar-Rite of the Karaim)
(LUNAR AND SOLAR)
The Ancient Israelites maintained two separate and distinct calendars. The first was a Seasonal Solar Calendar.and the second being a Lunar Purification Calendar. These are only two calendars that reflect the celestial orbits and the natural order of creation.
The Synodic Lunar Purification Calendar is fixed to the exact timing in which it takes the moon to fully orbit the earth which is 29.6 days per month. This calendar totals 355.2 days per year(29.6 x 12).
The Enochian Solar Calendar is measured in accordance with the amount of time it takes the earth to fully orbit the sun which is 365.25 days. A solar year is complete when the earth fully orbits the sun and returns to the same exact position in relation to the sun that it was at the beginning of the previous year.
Any calendar that operates outside of the 355.2 days of a true Lunar Calendar or the 365.25 days of a true Solar Calendar is unnatural and could not be divinely appointed in being given to the Prophet Moses for the purpose of observing required Holy Days in Fixed and Set Times(Solar) or for Purification purposes(Lunar).The two calendars operate in perfect timing in accordance with the earth's relationship to the "Greater Light" being the Sun and the " Lesser Light" being that of the moon.
Genesis 1:14-16 Old Testament(O.T.)
' And God said,Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night and let them be for signs and for seasons,and for days and for years. And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth and it was so. And God made the greater light(SUN) to rule the day,and the lesser light(MOON) to rule the night.He made the stars also.
The Israelite Solar Calendar was the first calendar ever known to mankind and was referred to as the Solar Calendar of Enoch.The Bible states that Enoch lived perfectly, "Walking with God " throughout the course of a lifetime which spanned 365 years and then he was taken.
Genesis 5:21-24 (O.T)
And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
The 365 years of the Life of Enoch in which he revolved around the Light of Yahawwah equates to the 365 days in which it takes the earth to orbit the sun.The Israelite Holy days were perfectly designed for the Enoch Calendar. The 365 day Solar Calendar was known as that of the "Greater Light", while the 355 day Pure Lunar Calendar was called that of the "Lesser Light".
Being that a Solar Calendar is based on the position of the earth in relation to the sun its numerics remain consistent with the seasons and does not fluctuate. For example on a Solar Calendar July will always be a Summer month. In this regard a Solar Calendar is the only natural calendar that can be accessed for consistent seasonal observances in Fixed and Set times. The Israelite seasonal land based observances associated with the Spring and Fall Equinoxes could only be maintained on the perfected Solar Calendar of Enoch.
And God appointed the sun to be a great sign on the earth for days and for sabbaths and for months and for feasts and for years and for sabbaths of years and for jubilees and for all seasons of the years.
In this regard when the Temple and Israelite nation were destroyed and the Israelites themselves were exiled they ceased observing Land based Seasonal Holy Days. Accordingly they likewise ceased using the Solar Calendar of Enoch and were confined exclusively to the Lunar Calendar of Purification. A true and natural Lunar Calendar is totally oblivious to the seasons and of course is useless in regards to seasonal observances.
The Pure Lunar Calendar was exclusively intended for purification cycles. The Synodic Orbit(Meaning the time that it takes the moon to fully orbit the earth and return to the same exact position in relation to the earth that it was at the beginning of the previous month)perfectly coincides with the scientifically confirmed average timing of the female menstrual cycle.The perfectly timed New Moon of the Synodic Orbit was always accessed as a time of purification and renewal.
The current Islamic calendar is a true lunar calendar and therefore each year the Muslim fasting month of Ramadzan appears 10 days earlier in regards to the seasons as mentioned earlier there is nothing seasonally significant about a true Lunar Calendar. In this setting Lunar months rotate around the seasons and therefore a true Lunar (Synodic) Calendar(355.2) cannot be relied upon in consistently tracking seasonal observances on a yearly basis.