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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]
14 January / 21 Tevet / Parashat Shemot
21 January / 28 Tevet / Parashat Vaera
23 January / 1 Shevat / Rosh Chodesh Shevat
28 January / 6 Shevat / Parashat Bo
04 February / 13 Shevat / Parashat Beshalach
06 February / 15 Shevat / Tu B'Shvat
11 February / 20 Shevat / Parashat Yitro
18 February / 27 Shevat / Parashat Mishpatim
21 February / 30 Shevat / Rosh Chodesh Adar
22 February / 1 Adar / Rosh Chodesh Adar
25 February / 4 Adar / Parashat Terumah
04 March / 11 Adar / Parashat Tetzaveh
06 March / 13 Adar / Ta'anit Esther
07 March / 14 Adar / Purim
08 March / 15 Adar / Shushan Purim
11 March / 18 Adar / Parashat Ki Tisa
18 March / 25 Adar / Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei
23 March / 1 Nisan / Rosh Chodesh Nisan
25 March / 3 Nisan / Parashat Vayikra
01 April / 10 Nisan / Parashat Tzav

[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]
15 January / 2nd Sunday Ordinary Time
22 January / 3rd Sunday Ordinary Time
29 January / 4th Sunday Ordinary Time
02 February / Presentation of the Lord
05 February / 5th Sunday Ordinary Time
12 February / 6th Sunday Ordinary Time
19 February / 7th Sunday Ordinary Time
22 February / Ash Wednesday
26 February / 1st Sunday of Lent
05 March / 2nd Sunday of Lent
12 March / 3rd Sunday of Lent
19 March / 4th Sunday of Lent
20 March / Joseph Husband of Blessed Virgin Mary
25 March / The Annunciation of the Lord
26 March / 5th Sunday of Lent
02 April / Passion 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]
15 January / 2nd Sunday after Epiphany
22 January / 3rd Sunday after Epiphany
29 January / 4th Sunday after Epiphany
02 February / Presentation of the Lord
05 February / 5th Sunday after Epiphany
12 February / 6th Sunday after Epiphany
19 February / Transfiguration Sunday
22 February / Ash Wednesday
26 February / 1st Sunday in Lent
05 March / 2nd Sunday of Lent
12 March / 3rd Sunday of Lent
19 March / 4th Sunday of Lent
25 March / The Annunciation of the Lord
26 March / 5th Sunday of Lent
02 April / Passion Sunday | 6th Sunday of Lent

[Readings for the above dates available HERE]

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15TH OF THE MONTH OF SHEVAT
NEW YEAR FOR TREES
[5 FEBRUARY]

Tu BShevat is one of four Jewish New Years. The holiday is connected to the practice of tithing and the establishment of the “legal” age of a tree in order to determine when the fruit should be tithed and when one could eat the produce. Read more...

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22 FEBRUARY 2023
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 Wednesday - 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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