Our Geez Lunar Calendar

Our calendar is a lunar calendar of 12 moons in a year. Each moon has a duration of 29 days and 29 nights or 30 days and 30 nights, Every four years there is a leap year. Our thirteenth moon ጳጐሜን/ጳጉሜ Ṗagʷəmen/Pagume/Pagumein, on our leap years, has a total duration of 30 days and 30 nights by default. We DO NOT follow the Gregorian Calendar.

Front cover of our Book of the Qeddase{ liturgy}
Back cover of our book of the liturgy

To learn more about Lemba Beta Ezira’El liturgy and full lunar Geez calendar with feasts . fasts, rituals and with prayers, songs and chants stipulated underneath them, click on the button below to order yourself a copy of our book entitled ” Qeddase Lemba Beta Ezira’El”

Our Week days

  1. እሑድ Ehud is the first day
  2. ሰኞ (Segno) second day).
  3. ማክሰኞ (Maksegno) third day)
  4. እሮብ/ረቡዕ (rob/Rebu/Rabu/Rabue) fourth day).
  5. ሐሙስ (Hamus) fifth day).
  6. አርብ (Arb), sixth day).
  7. ቅዳሜ (Kidamé). እሑድ Sanbat).

.Our moons

1. መጋቢት megabit/Megebe {March – April

2. ሚያዚያ Miyaziya/Ahaze {April – May}

3. ግንቦት Genbot/Genbat {May -June}

4. ሰኔ Sene/Seneye {June – July}

5. ሐምሌ Hamle/Hamele/Hamlei {July – August
6. ነሐሴ Nahase/Nehasse{August – September}

7. መስከረም Maskaram/Kereme { September- October}

8. ጥቅምት T”qmt/Tek’eme{October – November}

9.ኅዳር Hdar/Hadere/Xedar{November – December}
10.ተኅሣሥ Tahsas/Hasese {December – January}
11. ጥር T’r/Teher {January- February}
12. ካቲት Yekatit/Ketete [February – March]
13. ጳጐሜን/ጳጉሜ Ṗagʷəmen/Pagume/Pagumein {LEAP YEAR}

We follow the Teezaza Sanbat { Precepts or Commandments of the Sabbath} The Most Sacred Writings in Beta EziraEl.

Front cover of our book Teezaza Sanbat
back cover of our book Teezaza Sanbat

Our twelve hour Clock

Our Twelve Hour Clock

In Lemba Beta Esrael, like our Ethiopian neighbors, we  use a 12-hour clock system. The daytime cycle begins at dawn 12:00 (6:00:00 AM EAT) and ends at dusk  11:59:59 (5:59:59 PM EAT). The night time cycle begins at dusk 12:00 (6:00:00 PM EAT) and ends at dawn 11:59:59 (5:59:59 AM EAT). The day begins at 1:00 o’clock in the morning according to the 12 hour cycle (7:00 AM EAT) rather than midnight (12:00 AM EAT).
We have 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness with only a little seasonal drifting.

See our moon/lunar calendar below. We count one moon at a time!

WE ARE NOW ON Moon 4 ሰኔ Sene/Seneye year 7095 in Warhawi Lemba Beta Ezira’El

On our general liturgy, we are on Segment 4: fourth moon ሰኔ Sene/Seneye, first equinox , page 153 of our book of the Qeddase{ liturgy}

Find the seasons and equinox table on page 22 of our Book of the liturgy

According our liturgy of the Sanbat, on this moon we are on Segments 13 – 16 : Sanbatata 13-16: Weeks 13 -16 Moon 4 Pages 244- 252

Day 1
እሑድ Ehud
Day 2
ሰኞ Sanyo
Day 3
ማክሰኞ Maksanyo

Day 4 ረቡRabu
Day 5
ኀሙስ Hamus
Day 6
አርብ Arb/Sadus
Day 7
ቅዳሜ Senbet
1.  Senayi Elat
Senayi Helal
Feast of new moon
2
.Soma Tomos
[fast of Tomos}

3.
Soma Tomos
[fast of Tomos}



4.
Soma Tomos
[fast of Tomos}


5.
Soma Tomos
[fast of Tomos}
6.
Preparation for the sanbat
7.
Sanbat ሰንበት the holy entity
8.
Soma Tomos
[fast of Tomos}


9.
Soma Tomos
[fast of Tomos}

10
Soma Tomos
[fast of Tomos}


.

11.
Normal working day


12.
Normal working day


13.
night vigil
for the seventh Sanbat
14.
The seventh Sanbat ሰንበት . full moon Sene
15.
Be’al asra
ammest
Feast
of the fifteenth.



16
Normal working
day


17.
Normal working day




18.


normal working day


19.
Normal working day



20.
preparation for the Sanbat
21.
Sanbat ሰንበት
the holy entity
22.
Normal
working
day

23.
Normal
working
day
24.
Normal Working Day
25. Normal Working Day26.
Normal working Day
27.
Preparation for the Sanbat
28.
Sanbat ሰንበት Holy Entity
29.
Soma Maleya{ fast of maleya}

New moon observation/sighting evening
30.
Second evening of moon observation
Moon 4 Sene year 7095

To learn more about Lemba Beta Ezira’El liturgy and full lunar Geez calendar with feasts . fasts, rituals and with prayers, songs and chants stipulated underneath them, click on the button below to order yourself a copy of our book entitled ” Qeddase Lemba Beta Ezira’El”

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