Pilgrims celebrating at the Feast of Tabernacles

By: ICEJ Staff writers

“For God is the King of all the earth; Sing praises with understanding. God reigns over the nations; God sits on His holy throne.” Psalm 47:7-8

The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem kicked off its 44th annual Feast of Tabernacles celebration on Friday evening (29/09/2023) with a joyous outdoor worship service beside the palm tree-lined harbor at Ein Gev, a picturesque lake-side kibbutz on the Sea of Galilee.

There was an air of expectancy as one tour bus after another arrived at the charming fishing village to deliver some 2,000 Christian pilgrims from dozens of nations around the world who were eager to worship the Lord at the time appointed for the biblical festival of Succot according to the Hebrew calendar.

An array of anointed singers and musicians from Israel, Fiji, the USA, and the Netherlands were joined by a dance troupe from the Philippines in ushering the Feast pilgrims into a refreshing time of worship, as the full moon marking the start of the holiday rose over the neighboring Golan Heights.

The main speaker for the opening evening was Rev. Manasa Kolivuso, a powerful Evangelist from Fiji who came from the ends of the earth to bring an inspiring message to the large gathering that reflected the global Evangelical body. “The Lord of the work is more important than the work of the Lord,” shared Rev. Kolivuso.

A second evening celebration will be held on Saturday night in the same scenic location in northern Israel, with the main message to come from Pastor Enoch Adeboye, who oversees a church network of some nine million African Christians from his base in Lagos, Nigeria.

The Feast will run over eight days, from 29 September to 6 October, taking pilgrims on a spiritual journey across the beautiful Land of Israel, from the Galilee to Jerusalem and on to the Negev.

Meanwhile, thousands of other Christians will join the yearly gathering through the online Feast streaming platform. Those interested can still join the online Feast at:  feast.icej.org

Thank you for keeping this significant Feast of Tabernacles celebration in your prayers.  Please visit our Feast Photo Gallery throughout the Feast week at feastgallery.icej.org to see stunning images and video footage captured each day.