Desert Reflections: Memorial Feasts

Today’s first reading describes the memorial feasts God commands the Israelites to observe. Fr Peter explains how celebrations of the feasts continue to this day not only by Jews but also by Christians as well.

Today’s Readings

The LORD said to Moses, “These are the festivals of the LORD which you shall celebrate at their proper time with a sacred assembly. The Passover of the LORD … the Day of Atonement … [and] the LORD’s feast of Booths.”
LV 23:1, 4-11, 15-16, 27, 34B-37

Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and in his own house.”
MT 13:54-58

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