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  • Author:
    Meredith Gould
  • ISBN:
    0976396211
  • ISBN13:
    978-0976396215
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    Plowshares Publishing (January 20, 2011)
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    80 pages
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Come To The Table book.

Come To The Table book. UPDATED with a new title & ISBN as: Come to the Table: A Passover Seder. UPDATED with a new title & ISBN as: Come to the Table: A Passover Seder for Parish Use. In response to enthusiastic requests, Come to the Table has been revised to help any liturgical congregation called to celebrate the Lord's Supper in His tradition. Please note that the liturgy in Come to the Table derives structure from but does not replicate the Jewish seder.

COME TO THE TABLE: A PASSOVER SEDER FOR PARISH USE invites faithful, curious Christians to. .Come to the Table: A Passover Seder for Parish Use is a completely revised update version of a Holy Week resource that was first published in 2005.

COME TO THE TABLE: A PASSOVER SEDER FOR PARISH USE invites faithful, curious Christians to appreciate the Last Supper as a Last Seder for Jesus and his disciples.

I mention this because revising my book, Come to the Table: A Passover Seder for . Realizing that parishes already were and would continue offering a seder experience during Lent, I felt compelled (Veni, Sancte Spiritus!) to create one that I, someone raised Jewish, could endorse.

I mention this because revising my book, Come to the Table: A Passover Seder for Parish Use during Advent felt downright weird. Believing strongly it would be totally inappropriate to replicate a Jewish seder, I created one that draws upon core Christian concepts and scripture to enhance appreciation for the Last Supper as a Last Seder.

Come to the Table: A Passover Seder for Parish Use Jan 20, 2011.

The book read during the Seder is called the Haggadah, which in Hebrew translates to "to retell. This year it was the Hogwarts Haggadah!"

The book read during the Seder is called the Haggadah, which in Hebrew translates to "to retell. Hagit Lewis, Jewish visionary leader at Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School in Chicago, encourages families to get interactive and invite their kids to retell the story in their own way. "I love to give kids a prop-a Pharaoh costume, a Moses basket and baby, a bag full of plagues-and let them retell whichever part they choose. This year it was the Hogwarts Haggadah!"

Survival tactics for a Passover Seder: Make a list. SEVEN DAYS AHEAD (Friday). If doing the seder for the first time, you may want to test any unknown recipes by making them for Sabbath dinner. SIX DAYS AHEAD (Saturday).

Survival tactics for a Passover Seder: Make a list. Follow it. Always accept help when offered. And remember to create your own family traditions.

It is conducted throughout the world on the evening of the 14th day of Nisan in the Hebrew calendar (with a calendar day reckoned to start at sunset). The day falls in late March or in April of the Gregorian calendar and the Passover lasts for 7 days in Israel and 8 days outside Israel.

No matter what type of Seder plate is used, the symbolic foods presented are generally the same

No matter what type of Seder plate is used, the symbolic foods presented are generally the same. However, family customs vary, so you may experience a different selection of food items if you are visiting friends or you have a different family tradition. Most of the ceremonial foods for Passover are presented on the Seder plate and should be prepared or purchased in advance. Although there is variance when it comes to the representative foods, there are a few items that are always the same: the lamb shank bone, an egg, and horseradish. Each food sits in the space labeled by its Hebrew word

COME TO THE TABLE: A PASSOVER SEDER FOR PARISH USE invites faithful, curious Christians to appreciate the Last Supper as a Last Seder for Jesus and his disciples. Since 2005, COME TO THE TABLE has been used successfully by parishes throughout the United States. Now, in response to enthusiastic requests, it has been revised to help any congregation called to celebrate the Lord's Supper in his tradition. Includes: * Historical and Biblical details about Passover with citations to scripture. * The meaning of Passover symbols and their significance relative to Eucharist/Holy Communion. * A traditional seder liturgy adapted for Christian use. * Hebrew prayers in English. * Easy-to-follow instructions for preparing the Passover meal and conducting a seder for small and large groups.

Dellevar
This is a great resource for a catholic seder. I used it with my bible study class while studying Exodus. It proved to be an extremely enjoyable and educational experience for all of us. Many in the group are looking forward to next year's seder! It is easy to see through this experience how the Mass developed from the early apostles who would have met in their homes for the "breaking of the bread." They would have, of course, used the Passover seder format as their model. Our priest attended our seder also and truly enjoyed the experience and admitted that he gained a greater appreciation for prayers used during the Mass. The only thing missing was the washing of the hands with the blessing. It is mentioned in the book, but no prayers or instructions are given. I did some research and found the prayers and process used during a Passover seder. It gave insight into the part of the Mass where the priest washes his hands.

You will need several copies of the book for people to participate. I will buy more next year so that people do not have to share. I appointed about 5 readers in the group of about 20 and we took turns going around the room reading the "reader" sections. It seemed to work without a problem. Of course, most of those people are lectors so they were use to reading. The others had to look on for the "all" parts. Recommended.
Mr_Mole
I found Meredith Gould's book to be extremely helpful in planning our Seder this year. Last year we used a "Christian" version of the traditional Seder Supper but it really did not bring Jesus, Our Lord into the celebration. Ms. Gould's book really takes the Catholic perspective of this Jewish Tradition and blends it beautifully, using the Gospels as a basis. I am really looking forward to celebrating it with the Passion and Resurection in mind. I highly recommend it.
Wilalmaine
This book is a great resource for anyone who would like to participate fully in the spirit of Holy Week and would want to see the Last Supper through the eyes of the Apostles. It gives a complete understanding and preparation instructions for the Seder Supper of the Lord.
artman
Extremely brief.
Wen
I bought this book, hoping to find in it a seder that incorporated the rich traditions of both Judaism and Catholicism. I unfortunately did not find what I had hoped. The seder and explanations contained herein seemed to in many cases diminish the significance of the Jewish celebration of Passover and not sufficiently detail the continuity of the last seder of Jesus with the celebration of the Mass and Catholicism and its development. I would not recommend this book to anyone who did not have a thorough familiarity with and appreciation for the Jewish traditions. My husband, who is Jewish, and I (Catholic) ended up writing our own seder for my parish seder. The thirst from the group we celebrated with was for authentic Judaism in the context of Catholicism. Despite my high hopes, I did not find this in this book and could not in good conscience recommend its use.
Sorryyy
During this Year of the Eucharist, Catholics looking to more fully appreciate the sacrament while enriching their family or parish celebration of Holy Week should look to the wonderful new book Come to the Table: A Catholic Passover Seder for Holy Week (Plowshares Publishing, January 2005, paperback, 96 pages). Author Meredith Gould, Ph.D., writes from an educated perspective - describing herself as a "Jew by identity, a Christian by faith, and a Catholic in practice". Gould's additional books include The Catholic Home: Celebrations and Traditions for Holidays, Feast Days and Everyday (Doubleday), which carries the imprimatur of the Catholic Church. As an adult convert to Catholicism, she writes in a manner which will encourage Catholics to examine and embrace the richness of traditional Jewish rituals and symbolism surrounding the feast of Passover.

Having been raised in a Jewish home, Gould opens her book with reminiscences of family Passover celebrations. With many Jewish friends of my own, I have discussed the wonderful family gatherings of this holiday and the memories created through the act of coming together in faith and celebration. I am looking forward to sharing Meredith Gould's Catholic Passover Seder with my own family and friends this year as a part of our Holy Week celebration.

As background information, Gould supplies a history of the rituals and symbols of the traditional Passover feast. An informative and touching section of the book entitled "Reconciliation and Teshuva" comments on the evolving relationship between Jews and Catholics, up to an including recent Papal acts and writings and current events such as reaction to Mel Gibson's film The Passion of the Christ. Given this background, Gould recommends an emphasis on what we as Catholics share in common with our Jewish brethren. The Catholic Passover Seder does not draw entirely on the traditional Jewish Seder, but rather provides an alternative inspired by and structured upon the original format but based in Christianity.

The bulk of Come to the Table contains practical, step by step instructions for planning, preparing and conducting your own Catholic Passover Seder. Gould's Seder may be used in either home, small group or parish settings. A complete appendix section provides additional prescriptions for carrying out a successful Seder in your parish.

I walked away from my experience of reading Come to the Table: A Catholic Passover Seder for Holy Week both educated and inspired: educated on this history, symbols and rituals which underpin this antecedent to our Holy Thursday Eucharistic traditions, and inspired to celebrate this new tradition in my own home and faith community.
MEGA FREEDY
I learned a great deal about Passover, the celebration of Seder and its relation to Holy Week from this book. The author presented the material in an interesting manner, with a spiritual message that is ageless. I reread parts of the book three times and thoroughly enjoyed expanding my knowledge and worldview in the process. What is so special about this book, however, is that it enriched my appreciation, as a Catholic, of this holy time of the year. The book also includes all of the information necessary for your family, or a group as large as your parish, to celebrate a Catholic Passover Seder , right down to the necessary preparations. Highly recommended for church groups, pastors, youth leaders, individuals and spiritual seekers of all kinds.
The book is a little small but the story and Seder facts were just what our church needed for a Seder Meal gathering.