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Episode 142: Why Catholics Do Not Celebrate Passover
Today is Holy Thursday. It is also Passover which began yesterday and continues through April 13 this year. The Jewish holiday of Pesach, or Passover, falls on the Hebrew calendar dates of Nissan 15-22. Catholics do not, and other Christians should not, celebrate Passover. Passover is a Jewish Liturgy; it is a beautiful celebration of remembrance and preparation, solemnly re-presenting the time of deliverance while Israel was enslaved by Egypt. Jesus gave us Holy Thursday in His fulfillment of all the promises He made to Israel. In this episode, we discuss the differences and the ways of celebrating the solemn preparations for the events of Good Friday and Easter that Holy Thursday sets us up for. And, of course, we go in-depth on why Catholics do not celebrate Passover.
It will make sense, I promise!
Then, I go off on a tangent about St. Joseph. Sorry…not sorry.
I was right! It is Paragraph 2223 of the Catechism.
Some items on our site that will help in understanding this topic:
TWMWU: Christmas Day
TWMWU: Merry Christmas!
Podcast Episode: We Are Easter People – Episode 39
Podcast Episode: Celebrating Advent – Episode 70
Podcast Episode: The Triduum – Episode 91
Podcast Episode: All Saints Day – Episode 118