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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]
15 Nov / Cheshvan 22 / Parashat Chayei Sarah
22 Nov / Cheshvan 29 / Parashat Toledot
29 Nov / Kislev 7 / Parashat Vayetze
  [Read a commentary on this week’s parashah (Torah potion)
  from Bat Kol Institute or Light of Torah.]

   [ROMAN RITE]
16 Nov / 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
23 Nov / Christ the King
30 Nov / 1st Sunay of Advent, Cycle B
   [Read a commentary on the gospel from Bat Kol Institute.]

   [RCL]
16 Nov / 23rd Sunday after Pentecost
23 Nov / 24th Sunday after Pentecost
23 Nov / Reign of Christ
30 Nov / 1st Sunday of Advent, Cycle B

[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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Scripture through Torah
Resources for Christians from

Link to Light of Torah website
 
Ancients texts, through fresh eyes,
alive for today.

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

Light of Torah
A subscription to Light of Torah is free.
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JEWISH and CHRISTIAN
LITURGICAL CALENDARS

for 2014-2015 | 5775-5776

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

DOWNLOAD HERE | BAIXE AQUI

Weekly Readings
for Christians and Jews
this 16 month interfaith calendar covers
Jewish Year 5775 & Christian Cycle:
Advent 2014–Advent 2015
...

The Jewish and Christian Liturgical Calendar 2014-2015/5775-5776

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Approaching events

THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY (8 December)

The Catholic Christian tradition holds that Mary, the mother of Jesus the Savior, was, from her conception, preserved from “original sin,” always participating fully in divine grace. Mary's immaculate conception has been understood as a necessary and fitting state for one destined to be the Mother of God. Mary "was enriched by God with gifts appropriate to such a role" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 490).


This belief was defined as a dogmatic teaching of the Church By Pope Pius IX in 1854.

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HANUKKAH (begins the evening of 16th December)

Hanukkah resources and downloads...

Hanukkiah

Hanukkiah menorahBlessing for the lighting of Hanukkah lights

Blessed are you LORD, our God, sovereign of the universe Who has sanctified us with your commendments and commanded us to light the lights of Hanukkah.

 

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