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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]
13 February / Adar I 4 / Shabbat Terumah
20 February / Adar I 11 / Shabbat Tetzaveh
23 Frebrary / Adar I 14 / Purim Katan
27 February / Adar I 18 / Shabbat Ki Tissa
  [Read a commentary on this week’s parashah (Torah potion)
  from Bat Kol Institute or Light of Torah.]

   [ROMAN RITE]
10 February / Ash Wednesday
14 February / 1st Sunday of Lent
21 February / 2nd Sunday of Lent
28 February / 3rd Sunday of Lent    
[Read a commentary on the gospel from Bat Kol Institute.]

   [RCL]
10 February / Ash Wednesday
14 February / 1st Sunday in Lent
21 February / 2nd Sunday in Lent
28 February / 3rd Sunday in Lent

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

 

PREACHING WITHOUT
UNINTENDED PREJUDICE

lenten notes for homilists,
teachers and catechists.
Teaching Without Intended Prejudice guildelines

Published by Broken Bay Institute © 2015.
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[See Etz Hayim's glossaries for more information on
Jewish or Christian Feasts, Festivals and Events.]

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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
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Date:

10 FEBRUARY 2016
ASH WEDNESDAY

Ash Wednesday begins the forty day period of Lent. Ash Wednesday is observed as a fast day. Ashes, a sign of repentance, are blessed and the foreheads of the faithful are marked with the ashes in the sign of the cross. The use of ashes today reflects an ancient practice and symbolizes mourning and sorrow for sin, and repentance before God.

"Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return"
ASh Wednsday - symbolic ash

The 40 day Fast of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and concludes on Holy Saturday night. Sundays are excluded in the 40 day count since Sunday is not a fast day.

[Liturgically Lent lasts 44 days begining on Ash Wednesday and ending before the Paschal Triduim, and includes Sundays.]

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JEWISH and CHRISTIAN
LITURGICAL CALENDARS

FOR 2015–2016 5776–5777
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 5776 & Christian Cycle:
Advent 2015–Advent 2016
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The Jewish and Christian Liturgical Calendar 2015-2016/5776-5777

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alive for today.

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

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