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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.
Note. The Jewish readings given are those read in the Jewish diaspora and will sometimes vary from those read in Israel.

APPROACHING WEEKS’ LITURGICAL CYCLES...

   [JEWISH CYCLE]
30 Mar / 20 Adar II / Parashat Tzav
06 Apr / 27 Adar II / Parashat Shemini
09 Apr / 1 Nisan / Rosh Chodesh Nisan
13 Apr / 5 Nisan / Parashat Tazria
20 Apr / 12 Nisan / Parashat Metzorah
20 Apr / 12 Nisan // Shabbat HaGadol
22 Apr / 14 Nisan / Ta'anit Bechorot
22 Apr / 14 Nisan // erev Pesach
23 Apr / 15 Nisan / Pesach I
27 Apr / 19 Nisan / Pesach Shabbat
04 May / 26 Nisan / Parashat Aharei Mot
06 May / 28 Nisan / Yom HaShoah
08 May / 30 Nisan / Rosh Chodesh Iyar
09 May / 1 Iyar / Rosh Chodesh Iyar
09 May / 1 Iyar / / (2nd day Rosh Chodesh)
11 May / 3 Iyar / Parashat Kedoshim
13 May / 5 Iyar / Yom HaZikaron
14 May / 6 Iyar / Yom Ha'Atzmaut
18 May / 10 Iyar / Parashat Emor
22 May / 14 Iyar / Pesach Sheini

[Read a commentary on the parashah (Torah potion) from
Institute Saint Pierre de Sion-Ratisbonne,
Bat Kol-Christian Center for Jewish Studies.
Readings for the above dates availabe HERE ]

   [ROMAN RITE]
30 Mar / Holy Saturday
31 Mar / Easter Sunday
07 Apr / 2nd Sunday of Easter
08 Apr / The Annunciation of the Lord to Mary
[Normally celebrated 25 March, the Annunciation is moved to 8 April this year because of Easter observances.]
14 Apr / 3rd Sunday of Easter
21 Apr / 4th Sunday of Easter
28 Apr / 5th Sunday of Easter
05 May / 6th Sunday of Easter
09 May / Ascension of the Lord
[May be celebrated on The 7th Sunday of Easter]
12 May / 7th Sunday of Easter
[When this Sunday is celebrated as the The Ascension of the Lord use readings for The Ascension of the Lord.
19 May / Pentecost Sunday
26 May / Trinity Sunday

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

   [RCL]
30 Mar / Holy Saturday
30 Mar / Easter Vigil
31 Mar / Easter Day
07 Apr / 2nd Sunday of Easter
08 Apr / Annunciation of the Lord
14 Apr / 3rd Sunday of Easter
21 Apr / 4th Sunday of Easter
28 Apr / 5th Sunday of Easter
05 May / 6th Sunday of Easter
09 May / Ascension of the Lord
12 May / 7th Sunday of Easter
19 May / Pentecost Sunday
26 May / Trinity Sunday
19 May / Pentecost Sunday
31 May / Vicitation of Mary to Elizabeth

[Readings for the above dates available HERE]

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20 APRIL 2024 | 12 NISAN
SHABBAT HAGADOL | שבת הגדול

Shabbat HaChodesh, Lit. “Sabbath of the Month” or “Sabbath of the New [Moon],” is the Sabbath which precedes the month if Nisan. This Sabbath has a special place in the yearly cycle because it was on this day [the Torah relates] that God gave the instruction to sanctify the new moon (kiddush hachodesh). For this reason the month of Nisan is counted as the first of the months in the Jewish calendar and the beginning of the year.

The celebration of Shabbat HaChodesh also provides a timely reminder of the approach of Pesach (Passover). Both these matters are the subject of the special Torah reading, called Hachodesh (Exodus 12:1-20), which is added to the weekly Torah portion for Shabbat HaChodesh. When the celebration of Shabbat HaChodesh and Rosh Chodesh Nisan fall on the same day an additional reading is taken from Numbers (28:9-15). The Haftarah readings remain the same (Ezekiel 45:16–46:18).

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22 APRIL 2024 | 14 NISAN
TA'ANIT BECHOROT

The Fast of the First Born which commemorates the saving of the first born of Israel is observed by first born Jewish males on the day preceding Passover.

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22 APRIL–30 APRIL | 14 NISAN–22 NISAN
PESACH - PASSOVER | פֶּסַח

The Jewish festival of Passover [Pesach] begins at sundown on the evening of 22nd April. Read more about Pesach HERE.

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

Download Passover Study Sheet Parish Newsletter insert for Passover
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Celebrating the Jewish Year: The Spring and Summer Holidays: Passover, Shavuot, The Omer, Tisha B'Av

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