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Etz Hayim—"Tree of Life" exists to promote Christian-Jewish relations and dialogue, and a joint biblical, spiritual and liturgical self-consciousness and cooperation.

As Christians, we cannot consider Judaism as a foreign religion; nor do we include the Jews among those called to turn from idols and to serve the true God (cf. 1 Thes 1:9). With them, we believe in the one God who acts in history, and with them we accept his revealed word...

—Pope Francis, Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium
24 Nov. 2013. Read the Document HERE

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JEWISH and CHRISTIAN
LITURGICAL READINGS

The readings list provided by Etz Hayim—"Tree of Life" follows the Torah Portion of the Week (Parashat Hashavuah) read by Jews every Sabbath, and the readings for Masses and Sunday liturgies used throughout the Christian world.

APPROACHING WEEKS’ LITURGICAL CYCLES...

   [JEWISH CYCLE]
10 December / Kislev 10 / Parashat Vayetze
17 December / Kislev 17 / Parashat Vayishlach
24 December / Kislev 24 / Parashat Vayeshev
24 December / Kislev 24 /erev Chanukah
31 December / Tevet 2 / Parashat Miketz
31 December / Tevet 2 / Shabbat Chanukah
07 January / Tevet 9 / Parashat Vayigash
14 January / Tevet 16 / Parashat Vayechi
  [Read a commentary on this week’s parashah (Torah potion)
  from Bat Kol Institute or Light of Torah.]

   [ROMAN RITE]
08 December / The Immaculate Conception
11 December / 3rd Sunday of Advent
18 December / 4th Sunday of Advent
25 December / The Nativity of the Lord
01 January / Mary, Mother of God
06 January / Epiphany of the Lord
08 January / 2nd Sunday after Christmas or Epiphany
09 January / Baptism of the Lord
15 January / 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
    [Read a commentary on the gospel from Bat Kol Institute.]

   [RCL]
11 December / 3rd Sunday of Advent
18 December / 4th Sunday of Advent
25 December / The Nativity of the Lord
01 January / 1st Sunday after Christmas Day
01 January / Holy Name of Jesus
01 January /Mary, Mother of God
06 January / Epiphany of the Lord
08 January / Baptism of the Lord
15 January / 2nd Sunday after Epiphany

[LINK HERE to Liturgical Readings citations
for the dates above]

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[See Etz Hayim's glossaries for more information on
Jewish or Christian Feasts, Festivals and Events.]

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Advent recommendations

Advent Recommendations

An Adult Christ at Christmas - Raymond E. Brown A Coming Christ at Advent Advent of the Savior - Stephen Binz An Adult Christ at Christmas - Raymond E. Brown A Coming Christ at Advent Advent of the Savior - Stephen Binz An Adult Christ at Christmas - Raymond E. Brown A Coming Christ at Advent Advent of the Savior - Stephen Binz
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Learn more about the Jewish Festivals...
  Recommended reading (Available, amazon.com –click image)

The Jewish Holidays:
A Guide and Commentary

~Michael Strassfeld
The Jewish Holidays: A Guide and Commentary ~Michael Strassfeld

JPS Guide
Jewish Traditions

~Ronald. L. Eisenberg
JPS Guide: Jewish Traditions ~Ronald. L. EisenbergJPS Guide: Jewish Traditions ~Ronald. L. Eisenberg

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ADVENT BLESSINGS
Advent blessings

Advent resources
The Birth of Jesus: Two Gospel Narratives is an online resource that explores the Catholic tradition and recent biblical scholarship to understand the origins of the Gospels and their proper interpretation. Written and narrated by Philip A. Cunningham this resource is valuable for study groups, theology students, clergy and religious education teachers.
Available from CROSSROADS mini courses

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JEWISH and CHRISTIAN
LITURGICAL CALENDARS

FOR 2016–2017 5777–5778
ENGLISH VERSION

CALENDÁRIO LITÚRGICO JUDAICO—CRISTÃO
A VERSÃO EM PORTUGUÊS (DO BRASIL)

Weekly Readings
for Christians and Jews
this 16 month interfaith calendar covers
Jewish Year 5777 & Christian Cycle:
Advent 2016–Advent 2017
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The Jewish and Christian Liturgical Calendar 2016-2017/5777-5778

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Approaching events

HANUKKAH
25 December 2016 – 1 January 2017

Hanukkiah menorahBlessing for the lighting of Hanukkah lights

Blessed are you LORD, our God, sovereign of the universe Who has sanctified us with your commendments and commanded us to light the lights of Hanukkah.

Download our Guide to lighting the Hanukkah menorah

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Scripture through Torah
Resources for Christians from

Link to Light of Torah website
 
Ancients texts, through fresh eyes,
alive for today.

Light of Torah provides weekly insights on the Torah in an easy to use format for parish study groups and individuals.

Light of Torah
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