The feast of the Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) falls on the Sunday after Pentecost. The feast focuses on the unity of God after the main feasts of the Christian calendar.

The four weeks that precede Christmas are known, in the Christian tradition, as Advent. The faithful anticipate the coming of the Lord and prepare themselves to receive him with great joy at Christmas. Father David Neuhaus SJ describes this special period.

In the Hebrew Speaking Catholic communities, the Feast of Christ the King Son of David is celebrated within the Great Advent (see here). In the rest of the Church it signals the end of the liturgical year and the beginning of Advent. This year it is celebrated on November 20.

The feast is celebrated 19 days after Pentecost, always on a Friday. Despite an ancient tradition of honoring the heart of Jesus, it was only in he seventeenth century that a nun,  Marie-Margaret Alacoque, by emphasizing the importance of the heart of Jesus, succeeded in popular propagation of the veneration.

The feast has been celebrated on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday since the 13th century. In many communities throughout the world the feast is transferred to Sunday to allow the faithful to participate.

The Feast of the Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) falls on the Sunday after Pentecost. The feast focuses on the unity of God  after the main feasts of the Christian calendar.

This is a brief list and explanation of the different types of feasts in the Catholic Church.

Our friend Sharon has written another magnificent icon and this time it is just in time for the Feast of the Nativity of Mary.

On the Feast of All Saints of Jerusalem, A friend, Sharon, has sent us an icon he wrote.

Our dear friend, S. has sent us another of his evocative icons that help us on our Lenten journey.

S, a friend of the Vicariate, has sent us a photo of two icons he wrote.

Sharon, a dear friend of our kehillot has sent us a new icon he has just written.

On Saturday, April 26, 2014, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal will bless a new icon, written especially for the Our Lady Woman of Valor Pastoral Center for Migrants in south Tel Aviv.

A dear friend from Moscow sent Christmas greetings with a beautiful contemporary icon. She then added an explanation about the iconographer.

The icon of the Council of Jerusalem was presented to the Saint James Vicariate for Hebrew Speaking Catholics in Israel by Brother Andrea Bergamini of the community of the Families of the Visitation, who wrote the icon, and blessed on the Feast of Saint James, celebrated by Rev. Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Franciscan Custos of the Holy Land on Sunday, May 5, 2013.

Benny, seminarian for the Saint James Vicariate, gave a present to the Jerusalem kehilla for Christmas.