To illustrate how legalistic James Malm is, get a load of what he has to go through in order to determine the PRECISE time his "holy" days will start in 2014. Malm and his little band of legalists would rather prostitute themselves to legalistic laws than follow Jesus.
Holy Day Dates: Just before the Feast I was in correspondence with Brian Convery about the timing of Holy Days for the next year. It was clear to me that with only a .5% illumination the new year was unlikely to begin at sunset March 31.
There is only a very tiny remote chance, maybe 5%, that the new year will begin at sunset ending 31 March, and if it does not, then it will definitely begin the next evening.
Brian agrees with me; although we will still have observers watching to make absolutely sure.
Brian writes [and I agree]:
Let’s see, March 31st 2014. I have a probable chance. It being a 109.1 on the algorithm from Bruce [Armstrong]. We have seen it at that, once in the past, but the conditions were perfect with no Mediterranean haze. Bruce actually has April 2nd [as the new moon] on the chart. The evening of [sunset ending] April 1st is a given at 275.6. One could almost see that through a cloud.September 25 [ending sunset] is the same scenario at 98.58 but with little chance [Virtually NO Chance] of seeing it. Everything would need to be perfect and one would need a very sharp set of eyes. The next night [sunset ENDING Sep 26] is once again a given. When I put up the dates for next year on the site I will probably post April 2nd and September 27th with the caveat that there is a slight potential of visibility the preceding evening.This means that, with a tiny miniscule possibility of beginning a day earlier; the Holy Days for 2014 will be:
Spring Holy Days: New year new moon 2 April; Passover 15 April; ULB 15-22 April; Pentecost 8 June.Fall High Days: Feast of Trumpets 27 Sep; Atonement Oct 6; Feast of Tabernacles 11-17; the Eighth Day Oct 18.