Welcome Visitors on Kaunas Messianic site, created on initiative of Vilnius Messianic Community.
Since the rebirth of Israel in 1948, Messianic Judaism is a national Jewish movement which restores natural development of the first authentic Apostolic Congregation of Ya‘akov (Jacob, James the Just). This development was interrupted in course of aggression of Imperial Rome against Judea (this war enabled spread of the Salvation among Gentiles at the expense of the Jews, see here). While restoring historical situation of the 1st age B.C.E., Messianic Judaism also gives a chance to last Gentile Christians who have not turned back to heathendom yet.
Only Jews alone can establish their Messianic communities. Gentiles can be admitted to Jewish Messianic communities under easened conditions, determined by the Apostolic Council (Acts 15:19–21), but they cannot impact on Jews any non-Jewish theosophy which leads to disintegration (e.g. any “correct theology”, obligatory dogmas, etc.) 
Gentiles living far from Jewish Messianic Communities, can form Messianic groups within their own confessions, in which they overcome non-Abrahamic mentality, disintegration and Anti-Semitism once prompted by Imperial Rome. 

  ♦ Similarly to other Messianic communities and groups, this site aims:
1) To spread knowledge about Y-shua‘ (Ye-ua‘, Y-shu‘, JHS) as Jewish Messiah (Hebr. Mašīah, Gr. Christ) and Saviour of the world who comes soon for the Second time in glory; to remind traditional Christians of their being grafted in the roots of the Chosen people of Israel, with whom the New Covenant has been established by G-d, and who will be entirely saved (Rom 11, 17-27) as G-d's People, expanding on all true non-Jewish believers in Y-shua‘ HaMashiah, as His Body-Church, not prevailed by the gates of hell (Matth 16, 18),
2) To participate in globally spreading Messianic Movement, guided by the Messianic Jews, to live in accordance with the Sermon on the Mount and the Law fulfilled by JHS, to keep apostolic Sabbaths finalizing with Eucharist on the following day (the first day) of the week,
3) To pray for conversion and salvation of the entire Israel,
4) To pray for the Land of Israel, for its towns, people and peace,
5) To worship G-d in Hebrew,
6) To translate and spread messianic literature, to participate in messianic dialogues.
  ♦ Vilnius Messianic Community being interconfessional, the same is this site oriented toward a pre-Nicene pre-dogmic apostolic epoch, what unites all who accept JHS as their Lord, round the Messianic Jews with their grounding in:
1) Y-shua‘ as prophesied and for the second time coming Messiah of the Chosen people,
2) Y-shua‘ as Saviour of the whole mankind.
  ♦ Similarly to other messianic sites, this site is oriented toward halachian Jewish tradition, although on reasoned grounds: 
1) differently from the Jews Kairaites, the halachian Jews represent overall majority of all Jews; 
2) while represented by all Rabbinic Israeli Leadership, and in accordance with a new religion of the Oral Torah, this majority rejected from G-d-ordained sacrifices on any altar at the Temple Mount, when demanding Moshe Dayan to deliver keys of the mount to Moslem Waqf
E in 1967, in contrast to Jews having come back from Babylonan exile. In this way the Jewish people were brought out from the Sinai Covenant, see Ex 24:7. This is not any obstacle for them to enter the New Covenant (Jer 31:30), where the Messianic Jews already are.
  ♦ Lithuania being traditionally a Catholic country, the site tries to help Catholics to overcome Anti-Christian crisis in the Church by showing, in Catholic terms, a way to their Jewish olive-tree. 


  
חֲנֻכָּה תשע״ט          
ḤaNUKKĀ     TaŠ‘aṬ

Tāw400-Šīn300-‘àyin70-
ēt9  = (5)779          

Kislev 24
/25, 5779 – December 2/3 (till December 10/11, 2018)

 

The feast of HANUKKÀ (‘consecration’), which is celebrated on Kislev 25, periodically coincides with Christmas on December 25 d.  An obvious coincidence of number of the beginning of Hanukkah and Christmas on the break of 24/25 days in the Jewich lunisolar and in the Gregorian solar calendar, cannot be accedental. Rather they point to a historic link between the Temple faith of the Moses Law and the faith of the Gospel as to A DAY OF MESSIANIC LIGHT coming into the world. 
Hanukkah is not a festival ordained by G-d in Torah. It was inroduced by Maccabeans on Kislev 25, 165, to commemorate a renewed consecration of the Temple as well as a miracle of one-day portion of consecrated Menorah oil having streched out for eight day light (cf. mentioning in John 10:22).
There is a firm ground, to treat the coincidence of the number 25 as an evidence that the first Christians, Jews of the Temple tradition, associated Hanukkah with the Nativity of Messiah. The original faith still living, the festival of the Light of the New Temple of the 25th day of the last autumn month was shifted from Kislev to December when the solar calendar was adopted. 
This was logical because Messiah Y-shua‘ converted the Temple sacrifices into His Golgotha Sacrifice and became the Light (Sun Malachi 3:20) of Righteousness and a New Temple for all His devoted believers.

In what year did this happen? Today we know this almost precisely, if a modern converter of any date from/into Jewish - Julian, or Gregorian (even before the Gregorian!) Calendar is free from errors. According to the Gospel, the Lord was crucified (see Isaiah 53, Daniel 9:26) on the day before Pesah, which occured on Sabbath that year.
Nisan 15 WAS ON weekly SABBATH four times over a span of 3779–3796 = 19–36: 
א – on April 4, 19 (had Y-shua been born in year 6 BCE, He should have been only 25 years old then, however he was in his fourties according to Luke 3:23 and John 8:57), 
ב – on March 23, 26 (had He been born in year 6 BCE, He should have been 32 years old then, what corresponds to the Luke 3:23 and John 8:57. If born in 4 BCE, He should have been 30 years old what corresponds more to the start of His ministry. 
ג – on April 4, 33 (much elder!), and 
ד – on March 31, 36 finally, not corresponding to the Biblical narrative anyway.
Thus one can see that the mankind was redeemed on Friday March 22, Y-shua was in Grave on Sabbath March 23, and resurrected on the first day of the week, on March 24, in the year 26 of the future Julian Calendar. Hanukka in mind first happened in the year 6 before the Common Era. Of course, this does not mean an exact date of J-shua's Birthday (what might have been in autumn earlier in the same year), however Messiani believers did not celebrate birthdays. They celebrated Temple feasts, as all Jews. However Hanukka perfectly corresponed to the feast of coming of the Sun of Righteousness (Malachi 3:20), therefore Kislev 24/25 --> December 24/25 gradually assumed the meaning of Christmas.
For Messianic celebration of the feast of Hanukka see Hebrew for Christians > Holidays.

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1. Resulting from the newest investigation in the text of the Gospels essential changes are introduced into proposals for Christians joining Messianic movement, see www.messianic.lt/proposalsE4.htm

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