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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]
28 Mar / Nisan 08 / Parashat Tzav
28 Mar / Nisan 08 /Shabbat HaGadol
03 Apr / Nisan 13 / Ta'anit Bechorot
04 Apr / Nisan 14 / Pesach
  [Read a commentary on this week’s parashah (Torah potion)
  from Bat Kol Institute or Light of Torah.]

   [ROMAN RITE]
29 Mar / Palm Sunday
02 Apr / Holy Thursday
03 Apr / Good Friday
04 Apr / Holy Saturday
06 Apr / Easter Sunday
12 Apr / 2nd Sunday of Easter
   [Read a commentary on the gospel from Bat Kol Institute.]

   [RCL]
29 Mar / Passion Sunday | Palm Sunday
02 Apr / Maundy Thursday
03 Apr / Good Friday
04 Apr / Holy Saturday
06 Apr / Easter Day
12 Apr / 2nd Sunday of Easter

[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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JEWISH and CHRISTIAN
LITURGICAL CALENDARS

for 2014-2015 | 5775-5776

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

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Weekly Readings
for Christians and Jews
this 16 month interfaith calendar covers
Jewish Year 5775 & Christian Cycle:
Advent 2014–Advent 2015
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The Jewish and Christian Liturgical Calendar 2014-2015/5775-5776

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The Jewish festival of Passover [Pesach] begins at sundown on the evening of 3rd April.
Read more about Pesach HERE
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GUIDELINES for celebrating liturgy during Holy Week in a manner that respects the integrity of Jews and Judaism can be found HERE.
PASSOVER STUDY INFORMATION HERE

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Approaching events
29 MARCH – 04 April 2015

HOLY WEEK AND THE EASTER TRIDUUM

HOLY WEEK. Beginning with Palm Sunday and the celebration of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem commemorates the Jesus' last days, his passion and death, and culminates, on Easter Sunday, with the resurrection of the Jesus, the Lord. During this week the Holy Oils, used symbolically in the Churches, are blessed and consecrated. The oils are: Chrism (Gk. anointing), used in sacramental anointing, the Oil of Catechumens and the Oil of the Sick. Consecrated by the bishop in his particular church (on Holy Thursday morning) these oils are distributed through the priests (and pastoral associates) for use in parishes.

THE EASTER TRIDUUM. Beginning on Holy Thursday evening and extending to Easter Sunday evening, the triduum, commemorating the days of the Lord’s passion and resurrection, is recognized as the culmination of the entire liturgical year. Beginning with the evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Holy Thursday) the triduum reaches its high point in the Easter Vigil (Saturday night) and closes with evening prayer on Easter Sunday, the day of the Lord’s resurrection. The solemnity of Easter has the same preeminence in the liturgical year as Sunday has in the Christian week.

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03-11 APRIL 2015

PESACH | PASSOVER

The Jewish festival of Passover [Pesach] begins at sundown on the evening of 3rd April. Read more about Pesach HERE.

Guidelines for celebrating liturgy during Holy Week in a manner that respects the integrity of Jews and Judaism can be found HERE.

[Download PASSOVER STUDY INFORMATION sheets and PARISH NEWSLETTER inserts by clicking on the images below.]

Download Passover Study Sheet Parish Newsletter insert for Passover
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alive for today.

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