Yearly, During The Feast of Tabernacles
7 Days of God's "Daily" afternoon
with all Members holding up the 4
Which are an:
1.) Etrog (also known as the Citron) = the fruit of the goodly Tree
of Life : and "Representing"
holding up your Heart to God,
in one hand;
and in the other hand,
Three Species of
2.) The Palm branch (known as the Lulav)
represents your spine;
3.) The Myrtle branch (known as the
hadas) represent your eyes;
4.) The Willow branch (known as the
aravah) represent your lips and your mouth.
In waving all elements together above you, and reciting your
praises to The Lord during the March, we indicate that we are serving
gratitude, with every fiber of our being in a:
March of Joy!
Again: The four species are:
Etrog - citron (a citrus fruit native to Israel)
Lulav - palm branch
Hadas - myrtle branch
Arava - willow branch
The etrog is held separately. The three branches are bound together and referred to
collectively as the lulav.
Rejoicing with the Four Species
With these four species in hand, recite a blessing and wave the species in six
directions (east, south, west, north, up and down) to symbolize that God is
The four species are also held during the Hallel prayer.
Each day during Sukkot, there are special processions. The etrog and lulav are held
during these processions. These processions, called hoshanas because during the
procession a prayer with the refrain hoshana (please save us) is recited, commemorate
similar processions around the altar of the ancient Temple in Jerusalem.
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The Obedient Church of God
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