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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]
14 March / Nisan 1 / Rosh Chodesh Nisan
20 March / Nisan 7 / Parashat Vayikra
25 March / Nisan 12 / Ta'anit Bechorot
27 March / Nisan 14 / Parashat Tzav, Shabbat HaGadol, erev Pesach
28 March / Nisan 15 / Pesach I
29 March / Nisan 16 / Pesach II
03 April / Nisan 21 / Pesach Shabbat
04 April / Nisan 22 / Pesach VIII
08 April / Nisan 26 / Yom HaShoah
10 April / Nisan 28 / Parashat Shemini
12 April / Nisan 30 / Rosh Chodesh Iyar
13 April / Iyar 1 / Rosh Chodesh Iyar
14 April / Iyar 2 / Yom HaZikaron
15 April / Iyar 3 / Yom Ha'Atzmaut
17 April / Iyar 5 / Parashat Tazria-Metzorah
24 April / Iyar 12 / Parashat Achrei Mot-Kedoshim
26 April / Iyar 14 / Pesach Sheini
30 April / Iyar 18 / Lag Ba'Omer
01 May / Iyar 19 / Parashat Emor
[Read a commentary on this week’s parashah (Torah potion) from Institute Saint Pierre de Sion-Ratisbonne, Bat Kol-Christian Center for Jewish Studies.]

   [ROMAN RITE]
14 March / 4th Sunday of Lent
19 March / Joseph Husband of the BVM
21 March / 5th Sunday of Lent
25 March / The Annunciation of the Lord
28 March / Palm Sunday
01 April / Holy Thursday
02 April / Good Friday
03 April / Holy Saturday
04 April / Easter Sunday
11 April / 2nd Sunday of Easter
18 April / 3rd Sunday of Easter
25 April / 4th Sunday of Easter
02 May / 5th Sunday of Easter
09 May / 6th Sunday of Easter
13 May / The Ascension of the Lord
  [Read a commentary on the gospel from
Institute Saint Pierre de Sion-Ratisbonne,
Bat Kol-Christian Center for Jewish Studies.]

   [RCL]
14 March / 4th Sunday in Lent
21 March / 5th Sunday in Lent
25 March / The Annunciation of the Lord
28 March / Passion Sunday / Palm Sunday
01 April / Maundy Thursday
02 April / Good Friday
03 April / Holy Saturday
04 April / Easter Day
11 April / 2nd Sunday of Easter
18 April / 3rd Sunday of Easter
25 April / 4th Sunday of Easter
02 May / 5th Sunday of Easter
09 May / 6th Sunday of Easter
13 May / The Ascension of the Lord

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


The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary by Robert Alter.
[PAID LINKS - follow LINKS for detailed book information at Amazon]

 

 

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27 March–04 APRIL | 14 NISAN–22 NISAN
PESACH - PASSOVER | פֶּסַח

The Jewish festival of Passover [Pesach] begins at sundown on the evening of 27th March.
Read more about Pesach HERE.

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

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COUNTING THE OMER
SEFIRAT HAOMER

barleyAccording to the Torah the days between Passover and Shavuot are to be counted (Lev. 23:15-16; Deut. 16:15-16). These 49 days of counting, which relate to the offering of an omer of barley, (called in Hebrew Sefirat Ha'Omer) are likened to a connecting thread between the Passover from Mitzrayim [Egypt] and the Giving of the Torah at Sinai.

Read more about Sefirat HaOmer...

LAG BA'OMER
18th day of Counting the Omer

30 APRIL - 18 IYAR

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26 APRIL | 14 IYAR
PESACH SHEINI

Pesach Sheni, meaning 2nd Passover, is a minor observance instituted for those who, because of reasons associated with the laws of ritual purity, were unable to celebrate Passover on 14th Nisan. Celebrated on the 14th day of Iyyar, Pesach Sheni is mentioned in the Torah [Num. 9:1-14] and makes allowance for those who being ritually impure could not participate in the Passover sacrifice of the lamb, Korban Pesach, and so were unable to fulfill the mitzvah [commandment] of Passover.

 
   
           
           
           
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