The Pentecost is a Holy day mentioned in the Old Testament hold by the Jews with the purpose of celebrating the beginning of the wheat harvest.
Although, in the Old Testament, this Holyday is mentioned under a different name. It is called the Feast of Harvest or the Feasts of Weeks. The last name comes from the positioning of this celebration in comparison with other events. Until Pentecost came, there were other festivals or celebrations that took place. The Passover, The Unleavened Bread and the Feast of First fruits happened before Pentecost. And since this one was marking the start of the wheat harvest, its celebration date was somewhere in the mid-May or early June. You had to take the time of the Feast of First fruits Celebration and count 50 days afterwards, to get the date of celebrating Pentecost.
Pentecost was a name given by the Greeks, meaning is a free translation “the fifth day”. Also, this was a pilgrim celebration. The Jewish rules stated that all adult men should gather in Jerusalem and celebrate Pentecost. It was a great Holy event when no work was done, and shops and schools were closed. Everyone celebrated the generosity of the Lord and the appreciation of the wheat harvest. In Jerusalem, the highest priest would take a loaf of bread, made out of the first harvest of wheat, and break it in front of God, as a sign of gratitude.
In the Christian liturgical year, later on, the Pentecost became a celebration marking the descending of the Holy Spirit over the Apostles. So today, it is considered to be the Birthday of the Church.
It is still a religious Holiday that any Christian should remember and celebrate. And how can you mark this event better, with your loved ones, than by offering them a gift box with items coming straight from the Holy Land.
The need for traveling there for celebrations it is not necessary today, but it is still a great thing to be able to enjoy this event by tasting some of the essential products, specific to the Holy Land and in close connection with the life of Jesus. By offering such unique gifts, the person who will enjoy them will feel closer to his or hers religious roots, and closer to the land where Jesus was born and lived.
It is the reason Galilee 33 brought to your attention this one of a kind product, brought from the farms in Galilee. With the gift boxes prepared by Galilee 33, we can remember how Jesus and its disciples celebrated, with bread, olive oil and wine, the Holy events.
The Bible puts a very important spotlight on mothers. To be a mother is a crucial role, designated by the Lord himself, for the majority of women. Also, children are a gift and a blessing from the Lord, so every mother will love and protect her child, as it is born through a miracle, the miracle of life, offered by our Savior. After becoming pregnant, the entire set of values of a woman changes. She will point her full attention towards the little being growing in her womb, and afterwards as well, caring and looking after him for the rest of his life. The connection between a mother and her child is indestructible and inseparable. Every dedicated mother will sacrifice everything she has, for the benefit of the child.
We will also find in the Bible a few things God commanded to mothers. First, they should always be available to her children in the morning, noon or night. They should be completely involved in their lives, by talking, discussing, and processing life and its aspects together. They should teach their children the word or God, present in the Bible. They should aid in the training of the children, by helping and supporting them to find their strengths and skills. A mother should imply discipline to her child, teaching the little one to fear God and be respectful, by using love and firmness. Nurturing should always be present with a mother, offering support, understanding, unconditioned love and acceptance towards her child. And finally, a mother should always be a model for her child, through her behavior, integrity, by doing what you say and respecting honesty.
We should be thankful to our mothers, for all the efforts they put in raising us to become respectable human beings, with a chance to a better life and careers. Every mother’s dream is to help her child obtain what she never had. So she will support you unconditionally until you manage to fly and touch your highest goals. And since being a mother is so important.
So never hesitate to say “thank you” to your mother, for teaching you everything you know about life, for having patience in raising you, and for offering you all the love in the world. At Galilee 33, we thought about giving a helping hand, in making the perfect gift boxes for you mother. All our products are made in Galilee, Israel, the land of God, where he lived and unrolled his teaching activities. So every gift box has a unique religious and spiritual charge, which will bring joy to the soul of your mother. We have a variety of gift baskets, which contain wine, olive oil, honey and teas, all gathered from the Holy Land. You mother deserves the best attention, and the baskets made by Galilee 33 are specially made to be offered as gifts, by containing these rare products, so connected with the life of Jesus.
Easter is one of the many holidays people across the country celebrate at church, or spend time in the yard hunting eggs with their loved ones. It is a very joyous occasion and arguably one of the more church-oriented holidays than any other.
People celebrate this holiday but may not really understand the religious aspect of it. Most people signify Easter with a rabbit who goes around planting eggs in gift baskets, but some may not fully grasp the references to the Holy Land and what the cultural significance really is. Easter is certainly a Christian related holiday and one that celebrates and commemorates the main event and point of this said faith, that point being the resurrection of Jesus Christ three days after his death due to crucifixion. All of Christianity centers around this fact and Easter is the celebration of that. Easter is the oldest holiday in the Christian faith and is the most important day of the church year, as we all already know. There are all sorts of feasts that happen and what is interesting is that this holiday is even precede by the season of Lent, in which you go 40 days of fasting and repentance culminating in the Holy Week.
During Easter, some people even take the time to venture out to the Holy Land to pay their respects and go on a pilgrimage of sorts. This is all in representation to the holiday and to give thanks and appreciation to our Lord. This is something that not everyone does but is relevant all the same. There are other ways to give thanks and appreciation on this holiday as well and that is through gift baskets. There is nothing wrong with purchasing one of these modern gift baskets as they come from Christian farms with love and the message of Jesus in every gift. They are luxury gift and wine baskets for the adult members of the family and can certainly start the joyous occasion of this holy holiday off right.
There is no right or wrong way to celebrate this religious holiday and there will always be the religious aspect to look forward to. Going to church, being happy in the occasion, and shouting his name are all great ways to honor Him on this day. Keep that in mind the next time someone gives you a gift and be thankful for the opportunity to be alive to receive it.
Galilee 33’s Unique gift baskets are made with love by Christian families from the Galilee. These unique Christian gifts are named after significant locations in the holy land, where Jesus lived and taught.
Beyond the religious belief, the set of rules and prophecies, the christian faith is based on love, compassion and friendship. The book of Mark points out that love and friendship among people are far more important than sacrifices for God. This message repeats itself in both the old and new testament, and indeed, there are not any higher moral principles than true friendship, genuine human bonding and caring for others.
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends”.
Although the bible was written thousands of years ago, its relevancy to our lives had stood the test of time. Even those who claim that in the age of science and technology there isn’t any room left for religion or spirituality, will surely agree that in these estranged times, in this instant world, in which everyone is chasing money and pleasure, the need of faith, guidance and a set of moral principles is increasing.
Agriculture is one of the most ancient professions. From the dawn of history, the connection people had with earth was linked with the connection they had with God. The ancient farmers were praying to God for rain, sunlight and protection, and involved religious rules and rituals in the everyday work of agriculture.
One of the most significant examples of the connection between agriculture and religion, lies in the biblical allegories of shepherding. The term “shepherd” is mentioned many times in the New Testament, as a metaphor of Jesus, while the people were referred to as the herd of sheep. In the ancient times, sheep symbolized abundance. The “Good Shepherd” image was one of the most common early representations of Jesus Christ.
Valentine’s Day has a long history, form the middle ages until the modern era. Sometimes it seems like it is mainly celebrated by greeting cards makers and chocolatiers. However, the truth is that Valentine’s Day has a deeper meaning.
There were three saints named Valentine. One of them, a priest from Rome, had spread light in the darkest times. He used to secretly perform christian weddings during the time of Claudius the second. The emperor asked Valentine to give up Christianity and to practice Roman Paganism instead. Valentine refused and was executed. After his death, Valentine became the patron of lovers.
Love always was the main inspiration and motive of countless stories and works of art throughout the history. Christianity sees God as the source of all love. The verse “Love thy neighbor as yourself” not only refers to our actions, but also to our thoughts and inner world. As we were created in God’s image, we must share the love.
“…to love one’s neighbor as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices”.
From the ancient biblical times, olive trees and wine were considered to be the main symbols of the Mediterranean countries. Olive oil from Israel was used in everyday life as medicine, cosmetics and light, as well as religious rituals, such as crowning of kings, purification etc.
The olive branch was first mentioned in Genesis as a symbol of peace, and still symbolizes peace nowadays. The united nations’ symbol, for instance, contains two olive branches which are placed in a circle around the globe.
“…you, although a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing root of the olive tree, do not be arrogant toward the branches. If you are, remember it is not you who support the root, but the root that supports you.”