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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 May / Sivan 05 / erev Shavuot
29 May / Sivan 06 / Shavuot I
30 May / Sivan 07 / Shavuot II Shabbat
06 June / Sivan 14 / Parashat Naso
13 June / Sivan 21 / Parashat Beha'alotkha
20 June / Sivan 28 / Parashat Shelach Lekha
22 June / Sivan 30 / Rosh Chodesh Tammuz
23 June / Tammuz 01 / Rosh Chodesh Tammuz
27 June / Tammuz 05 / Parashat Korach
04 July / Tammuz 12 / Parashat Chukat–Balak

[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]
31 May / Pentecost Sunday
07 June / Trinity Sunday
11 June / The Body and Blood of Christ
14 June / 11th Sunday or The Body and Blood of Christ
[The celebration of The Body and Blood of Christ may be transferred to the following Sunday – The 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 14th June.]
19 June / The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
21 June / 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time
24 June / Birth of St John the Baptist
24 June / 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time
28 June / 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time
29 June / Ss Peter and Paul, Apostles
05 July / 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time

  [Read a commentary on the gospel from Institute Saint Pierre de Sion-Ratisbonne, Bat Kol-Christian Center for Jewish Studies.]

   [RCL]
31 May / Day of Pentecost
07 June / Trinity Sunday
14 June / 2nd Sunday after Pentecost
21 June / 3rd Sunday after Pentecost
28 June / 4th Sunday after Pentecost
05 July / 5th Sunday after Pentecost

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


The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary by Robert Alter.
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29 MAY – 06 SIVAN
SHAVUOT

The days of Counting the Omer [Sefirat Ha'Omer] conclude with the celebration of the Jewish festival of Shavuot.

Shavuot, falling on 6th Sivan is one of the three Jewish PILGRIMAGE feasts. Shavuot, also called Hag Hashavuot [שבועות חג] meaning “the Festival of Weeks,” has agricultural roots in the “first fruits” of the late harvest, and, in post Temple spirituality, spiritual links to the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. Shavuot is often called Hag Matan Torateinu (The Festival of the Giving of Our Torah).

While Shavuot has harvest links it is, at the same time, a festival which has always incorporated an “encounter” spirituality. As with all three Pilgrim festivals this encounter was one in which all people who were able were required to participate. shavuot download Practically, this encounter between the person [nefesh|soul] and God took place at the altar of the Temple in Jerusalem.

The importance of the spiritual encounter with the LORD is only fully realized in the later transformation of Shavuot by the rabbis (after the loss of the Temple) into a festival which links the Exodus from Mitzrayim (The Passover) with the Gift of the Torah at Sinai.

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