Memorial on Good Friday?

by ShirleyW 7 Replies latest jw friends

  • ShirleyW

    Just found out the Memorial is this coming Friday, which is Good Friday, don't recall that happening before, or has it?

    Just seems strange that the Dubs would celebrate their only special day on the same day that Christendom celebrates as well.

  • WTWizard
    It matters not. What the cat lick church calls "Good Friday", the jokehovian witlesses ignore. If that is the day when their Nisan 14 (Jewish--I thought it was supposed to be a CHRISTIAN religion?) falls, they will have their REJECT Astaroth Party that day regardless. And it can happen any day of the week. I have even seen it fall a month before Easter.
  • sir82
    I would imagine that it happens to fall on good Friday once every 7 years or so.
  • _Morpheus
    Yea its def happened before. They are locked in to a day based on their theology and have no wiggle room just because its a so called worldly holiday.
  • cappytan

    sir82 is right. The memorial moves around depending on the year. Sometimes it coincides with Good Friday, sometimes it doesn't. But it's been more than 10 years since the memorial has been held on a Friday evening.

    Technically, though, as the Jewish day begins in the evening, the days the memorial truly coincides with Good Friday are when it is held on Thursday. The evening of Good Friday is already technically Saturday by the Jewish calendar.

    Here's a list of recent memorial dates compared with Good Friday dates:

    Good Friday Memorial
    4/3/2015 4/3/2015
    4/18/2014 4/14/2014
    3/29/2013 3/26/2013
    4/6/2012 4/5/2012
    4/22/2011 4/17/2011
    4/2/2010 3/30/2010
    4/10/2009 4/9/2009
    3/21/2008 3/22/2008
    4/6/2007 4/2/2007
    4/14/2006 4/12/2006
    3/25/2005 3/24/2005
  • disposable hero of hypocrisy
    disposable hero of hypocrisy
    It's a SIGN I tells ya!
  • Mad Irishman
    Mad Irishman
    Yeap, it has to do when Nisan 14 falls whatever time period that happens on. If it happens on Good Friday that means nothing. The date is the date and that's when they do it.
  • Phaedra

    The moon on Memorial night always seems to be very cool.


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