26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (commentary).

Author Archives: Anne Avril, NDS

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (commentary).

As it happened on previous Sundays, the readings are well suited for the Jewish festivals of autumn and perhaps it is not by chance.

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25th Sunday of Ordinary Time (commentary).

The readings of this 25th Sunday fit so well to the recent Jewish festivals that approach us and nothing prevents us as Christians from entering their approach.

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Yom Ha-Shoah.

This Sunday after sunset will be opened the Day of commemoration of the Shoah Here are two texts which can nourish our reflection

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Pesach: liberation from physical and spiritual slavery.

  Of course we all know what Pesah means: “to pass over” (cf Ex: 12,13: I will see the blood and I will pass over you’’. In fact, Pesah celebrates several “pass overs”…  several “passages”. In the Pesah Haggada, the central Midrash on Dt 26:5-8 is introduced by two Biblical references: the first one is Read More

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Tu bi Shevat: the New Year for trees.

(Will fall, this year, on February 11th) “Tu biShevat “ ( the 15th of the 11th month of the Jewish calendar) is a feast which is mentioned in the Mishna: “The 1st of Shevat is the new year for the trees, according to Beith Shammai; however, Beit Hillel says that it is on the 15th Read More

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