Liturgical Readings of the Passion Project
a period of several years, the Continuing Seminar on Biblical Issues in Jewish-Christian Relations of the Catholic Biblical Association studied the Gospel passion narratives in regard to their presentations of Jews and Judaism. The Seminar prepared suggested lections of the passion narratives for use during Lent.
Season of Freedom, Season of Rebirth [video segments on Passover and Easter]
In the springtime, both Christians and Jews celebrate the saving power of God. These excerpts on the U.S. Bishops' website are from episode four of Walking God's Paths: Christians and Jews in Candid Conversation, show how the related feasts of Passover and Easter ritually re-enact defining foundational events for both religious traditions. Click HERE for the video.
About Jewish - Catholic Seders
An information sheet the explains why it is beneficial for Jews and Catholics to experience the Exodus together, but with cautions against disrespecting the Jewish character of the Seder by staging a Last Supper "drama."
A Panel Discussion: Christ's Passion: What's at Stake for Christians and Jews? - Personal Meditations for Holy Week
A streaming video presentation. Profs. Philip Cunningham, Raymond Helmick, SJ, John Michalczyk and Louis Roy, OP offer personal reflections on the meaning of the passion and resurrection of Jesus. Cunningham presents some biblical and historical insights; Helmick discusses the passion story as what Jesus as the Christ does for us, rather than in terms of what wicked people did to Jesus; Roy speaks about Jesus and the Church as active participants in God's response to the fact and issue of evil; and Michalczyk offers two personal experiences of passion and resurrection.
Suggested Revised Lyrics for Lenten Hymns
Alternate lyrics for two hymns frequently used in Lent that are problematic for Christian-Jewish relations specifically or interreligious relations more generally:
Lift High the Cross
Lord of the Dance
[U.S.] Bishops' Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, Criteria for the Evaluation of Dramatizations of the Passion (1988)
The full text of specific standards to be used in assessing whether dramatic presentations of the crucifixion conform to Roman Catholic teaching.