The Feast of Our Lady Woman of Valor is the feast of the Pastoral Center in Tel Aviv that serves migrants and asylum seekers. The feast is celebrated on May 10 or the Saturday closest to this date.

Lucia from the Jerusalem community has sent us an article about James the Just whose feast we celebrate in the Catholic Church on May 3.

Since the Middle Ages, the Catholic Church has consecrated the month of May to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The Jewish and Christian calendars of feasts have their origins in the Pentateuch. However, the feasts are commemorated differently in the traditions that have developed. Father David gives a general outline of the three Biblical feasts and their present forms in the Church and in Israel.

On April 25, the Catholic Church remembers Mark, who wrote the second of the Gospels in the New Testament. According to tradition, he brought Christianity to Egypt.

One of the beloved saints among the Christians of the Holy Land and throughout the Middle East is Saint George, whose feast is celebrated in the Catholic Church on April 23.

The Feast of the Divine Mercy is celebrated each year on the Sunday after Easter.

On April 10, the Church celebrates the memory of the great prophet in Babylon, Ezekiel.

Founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, Saint Jean-Baptiste was an educational reformer and father of modern pedagogy He is the patron saint of teachers.

The feast of the Resurrection expresses the very heart of Christian faith. In Jesus Christ, God is victorious over death.

On this day Christians observe a day of quiet like Jews every Shabbat.

On Good Friday, Christians remember the crucifixion, death and burial of Jesus.

On the Thursday of Holy Week, the Last Supper is remembered, when Jesus gave his body and his blood to his disciples.

Dima writes to us about Wednesday in Holy Week.

Saint John was a seventh century monk in the monastery in Sinai. He is known for his book on Christian life, the Ladder of Divine Ascent.

Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday - remembering Jesus Christ's entry into Jerusalem.

On March 25, the Catholic Church celebrates the Annunciation of the Archangel Gabriel to Mary, the young woman from Nazareth. The angel said to Mary: "You will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High" (Luke 1:31-32).

Parallel to Jewish midrash, Christian midrash also filled in the empty spaces in the Biblical text. Thus Christian tradition answered the question: Who was the Samaritan woman whom Jesus met at the well of Jacob near Sichem?

On March 19, the Catholic Church celebrates the memory of Saint Joseph, husband of Mary and worldly father of Jesus Christ, a just man and an example for our lives.

On March 18, the Catholic Church remembers a Jerusalemite of the fourth century, Saint Cyril of Jerusalem.