Passover was Nisan 15

When do we begin Counting the Omer ? According to Rabbinic tradition, it is two days after Passover, the 2nd day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. According to others, it is the day after the sabbath during the week of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. For a very good teaching on this see: Nehemia's Wall - The Truth About Shavuot.

We count for 50 days, because God's word tells us to count forty-nine days beginning from the day on which the Omer, (a sacrifice containing an omer-measure of barley) was offered in the Temple in Jerusalem, until the day before an offering of wheat was brought to the Temple on Shavuot. The Counting of the Omer begins on the second day of Passover/Feast of Unleavened Bread and ends the day before the holiday of Shavuot, the fiftieth day. The idea of counting each day represents spiritual preparation and anticipation for the giving of the Torah, which was given by God on Mount Sinai at the beginning of the month of Sivan, around the same time as the holiday of Shavuot.

Count Up to Shavuot

Count the days of the Omer by saying the following daily prayer, then add in the count of the current day.

Baruch atah Adonai, O Lord Our God, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us by thy commandments and commanded us to be a light unto the nations and has given us Yeshua our Messiah, the Light of the World. It is the ___day of the Omer. During this time, acknowledge each and every day as unique!


Following Yeshua...Celebrating the Feasts of Adonai
Subtitle: A Dinner Table Guide for the Festivals by Pari Johnson

This book contains nightly readings for the Feast of Unleavened Bread .
It is available at where you can peak inside.
If possible, I suggest ordering enough copies so everyone around your table can have their own book from which to read.


Counting Up to Shavuot/Feast of Pentecost