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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 October / Tishrei 15 / Sukkot I
15 October / Tishrei 16 / Sukkot II
19 October / Tishrei 20 / Sukkot Vi
20 October / Tishrei 21 / Hoshannah Rabbah
21 October / Tishrei 22 / Shemini Atzeret
22 October / Tishrei 23 / Simchat Torah
26 October / Tishrei 27 / Parashat Bereshit
02 November / Cheshvan 04 / Parashat Noah
09 November / Cheshvan 11 / Parashat Lekh Lekha
16 November / Cheshvan 18 / Parashat Vayera
23 November / Cheshvan 25 / Parashat Chayei Sarah
30 November / Kislev 02 / Parashat Toledot
[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]
20 October / 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
27 October / 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
01 November / All Saints Day
02 November / All Souls Day
03 November / 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
09 November / Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome
10 November / 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
17 November / 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
24 November /Christ the King
  [Read a commentary on the gospel from Institute Saint Pierre de Sion-Ratisbonne, Bat Kol-Christian Center for Jewish Studies.]

   [RCL]
20 October / 19th Sunday after Pentecost
27 October / 20th Sunday after Pentecost
01 November / All Saints Day
03 November / 21st Sunday after Pentecost
10 November / 22nd Sunday after Pentecost
17 November / 23rd Sunday after Pentecost
24 November / Reign of Christ, 24th Sunday

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

 

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JEWISH and CHRISTIAN
LITURGICAL CALENDARS

(FOR 2019–2020 5780–5781)

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CALENDÁRIO LITÚRGICO JUDAICO—CRISTÃO
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Weekly Readings
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SUKKOT 14TH OCTOBER–22ND OCTOBER

Succot study sheetThe Jewish days of repentance turn to joy with the eight day festival of SUCCOT (beginning the evening of 13th October) culminating in Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah.

Links to more information for Christians on SUCCOT
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THE BIBLICAL SOURCE for SUKKOT...

You shall observe it as a festival of the LORD for seven days in the year; you shall observe it in the seventh month as a law for all time, throughout the ages. You shall live in booths [sukkot] seven days; all citizens in Israel shall live in booths, in order that future generations shall know that I made the Israelite people live in booths when I brought them out of Egypt.” (Lev. 23:41-43)

SIMHAT TORAH – 22ND OCTOBER

Simchat Torah—the “Time of Rejoicing in the Torah,” follows Shemini Atzeret. It is a time of celebration when the liturgical reading cycle of the Torah comes to an end and a new cycle begins again (with Genesis 1:1, Parashat Bereshit). Rosh HaShanah Study sheet

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