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Cornerstone College of Virginia hosts Worship on the Lawn on the night of  Yom Kippur

Brittany Henry | Marketing & Communications | @CornerstoneCollegeVa 


“Did you know you were worshipping on the night of Yom Kippur? That’s the Hebrew day of atonement,”  Pastor and CCV professor Pat Tyous said.


Worship on the Lawn is October 8th from 6 pm – 9 pm at Cornerstone College of Virginia, which is located less than a mile away from Germanna Community College. 


Yom is from the Hebrew word meaning “day” and Kippur means “to atone,” CCV Provost Jonathan Henry said. Before Christ, the Hebrew high priest would offer to God the blood of a goat without blemish, according to the Old Testament book of Leviticus.  


The priest would then take a second goat, called the scapegoat, and lay his hands on it, confessing the sins of the people over it, Leviticus reads. 


Christians believe that these animals were types and shadows of Jesus’ mission on earth. They believe that His blood sacrifice fulfilled the need for such sacrifices for all time. 


“The Jewish people still celebrate Yom Kippur, but they are unable to offer the sacrifice without a temple,” Henry said. “But because we know Jesus is our perfect spotless sacrifice, we will be offering sacrifices of praise and thanksgiving on this night instead of animals,” Henry said.  


CCV is honored to invite the community to join them in worship on the front lawn of the school with their students, faculty, and staff. Should it rain the event will be moved indoors.  To learn more about CCV, visit or follow them on Facebook to stay up-to-date with courses and events.