Passover

A Brief Passover Haggadah


Messianic Messages uses The Christian Haggadah, which was written by Moshe (Marty) Cohen to teach the revelation 
of the Messiah in the celebration of the Feast of Passover. It is our prayer 
that this simple, much abbreviated Haggadah will help you in your celebration of this important 
Appointed time of the L-rd.



As we celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread, we remember the L-rd’s death, until He comes. Leviticus 23 describes the Passover as the first of G-d’s appointed times; they are for all of His people, throughout their generations. Tonight, we gather to celebrate the oldest festival known to man, the Feast of Redemption. Let all who are hungry come, let all who are in need celebrate this time with us. This year, we celebrate it throughout the world. Next year, in Jerusalem.

1. Brechat Haner Kindling the candles. By the hands of a woman, the candles are lit. This reminds us that it was the promised Seed of a Woman that brought us "the Light of the World."
2. Kiddush First Cup: Cup of Sanctification
3. Urchatz Washing hands. "Who may ascend the hill of the L-rd? He that has clean hands and a pure heart." 
                (Psalms 24:3,4)
4. Yachatz Break the middle matzoh.
5. Ma Nishtanah Four Questions. Why is this night different?
6. Maror Bitter Herbs   Remember your bondage.
7. Karpas Dip twice in salt water. "He who dips his hand with Me..." (Matthew 26:23)
8. Makot Mitzrayim Second Cup: Cup of Plagues
The Ten Plagues:
Dam Blood
Tzfardeyah Frogs
Kinim Lice
Arov Wild Beasts
Dever Blight
Sh’chin Boils
Barad Hail
Arbech Locust
Hosheh Darkness
Makat B’horot Death of firstborn

Dayenu
(It Would Have Been Enough)

E’lu hotzi hotzi onu, hotzi onu mi Mitzrayim, hotzi onu mi Mitzrayim,Dayenu.
Da da eynu, Da da eynu, Da da eynu, Dayenu, Dayenu. (repeat)

E’lu natan, natan lanu; natan lanu et ha Shabbat, natan lanu et ha Shabbat, Dayenu.
Da da eynu, Da da eynu, Da da eynu, Dayenu, Dayenu. (repeat)

E’lu natan, natan lanu, natan lanu et ha Torah, natan lanu et ha Torah,Dayenu.
Da da eynu, Da da eynu, Da da eynu, Dayenu, dayenu. (repeat)

English Translation:

Had He done no more than save us from Egypt, it would have been enough.
Had He done no more than give us the Sabbath, it would have been enough.
Had He done no more than give us Torah, it would have been enough.

9. Shulken Orek The Festival Meal Eat leaning on the table.
10. Tzaphun Eating the Afikomen: The part that returns. "And while they were eating, He took the bread..." (Matthew 26:26)
11. Kos G’ulah Third Cup: Cup of Redemption "...Drink from it, all of you..." (Matthew 26:27)
12. Kos Hallel Fourth Cup: Cup of Praise "And after singing a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives." (Matthew 26:30)
13. Kos Eliyahu The Cup of Elijah "See, I will send you the prophet Elijah before that great and dreadful day of the L-rd." (Micah 4:5)

 La’shannah haba’ah b’Yerushalyim!
Next year in Jerusalem!

Sha'alu shalom Yerushalyim!
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!