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    • David DeLong Jr
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        Shalom,
        I am new to discovering Judaism, about a week old now, and am extremely hungry to know more. I am a convert to Catholicism thirty years ago, and was ‘saved’ in a pentecostal faith in 1981. I HUNGER intensely to know all I can and wish to serve my Lord Jesus…correction… OUR Lord Jesus, in a manner of some Hebrew Fashion in my Local Parish. They currently have none right now, though about 8 – 10 miles away there is a Messianic Temple that I have been in contact with. They are extremely friendly, though I still am a Catholic to many, though none will say anything. I’m sure yall know how that goes. ANY way, Hello, greetings, Salutations, Shalom, and Grace be unto you ALL. I have sooooooo many questions I fear I may be accused of spamming the forums if I post them all. hahaha. I have a tallit, and a Siddur coming in the mail. Everything I get has to be Messianic, right? I am used to soooo many ‘rules’ in the Catholic Church, Though the Torah has a lot more. heh. Anyway, Peace, Grace, and most of all Love of Jesus Christ be with you all.
        Dave

      • David Moss
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          David, I just saw this post in the forum.

          I would suggest that you find others who are interested in the Jewish roots of their Catholic faith. Then, form an AHC havurah which is a prayer-study-fellowship group. For guidance and info, contact Ken and Flora Wilsker at ahc.havurah@yahoo.com. They provide havurah oversight and will be happy to help.

          Also, join our Facebook group. The members there are Catholics of both Jewish and non-Jewish origin. They would be happy to answer any questions you have.

          Shalom
          David Moss

          • Brother Gilbert Joseph
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              Welcome David DeLong,

              Thanks for sharing some of your spiritual journey. No you do not have to only buy Messianic Siddurs etc, it is perfectly ok to buy the traditional Orthodox Jewish ones.It is your intention that is Messianic. In fact I have never bought any Messianic Jewish Siddurim as they have been adapted for people who are usually protestant evangelical or charismatics in their theology. I prefer to use orthodox Jewish resources and use them with a Hebrew Catholic intention which is Messianic, Eucharistic, Marian and Josephine etc.

              cheers br Gilbert Joseph

          • pattired
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              Hi David, my name is Patti and I read your post. I am also new to this and, as you said, have a hunger to know more about Judaism and our Jewish roots in Catholocism. I live in California now but am considering a move to SC with my husband. Can you tell me if you’re in the Myrtle Beach vicinity and if you’ve had any luck in starting a havurah as mentioned in Mr. Moss’s reply? It would be an exciting adventure for when we get there. Look forward to hearing from you. Patti

              • Brother Gilbert Joseph
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                  Welcome Patti,

                  Lovely to hear from you. It would be wonderful if you could start or participate in an AHC Havurah.

                  cheers br Gilbert Joseph

              • kenwilsker
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                  Shalom Dave,
                  Welcome to our forum. Before I entered the Catholic Church I spent many years in a messianic synagogue. But when I came into the Catholic faith I discovered how Jewish the Church already is. In some cases it is just under the surface but its there. At the AHC we are developing different ways that we can still maintain our Jewish identity through the Feasts of Israel. We do everything in the Light of Messiah so its all Kosher. We have a Peach Haggadah and services for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot. We still need to work on Shavuot but its a work on progress. We also have an online Havurah that you are welcome to attend. We meet on zoom the 2nd Friday of the month. We celebrate Shabbat together and pray Vespers (evening prayer). The Liturgy of the Hours is a fulfillment of the Hebrew Siddur. You can find the zoom link on the home page, just click on Upcoming Events. Feel free to contact my wife and I at ahc.havurah@yahoo.com. Welcome to the AHC and may G-d bless you.

                • tonyb
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                    The Catholic faith is based on Roman and Jewish customs. I think it is important to learn the traditions of our faith. Many christian’s preach we are no longer under the law and ignore studying church tradition and the example the saints provide. The commandments should be the focus of every believer’s life Jesus always directed those seeking the kingdom to the scriptures and to obey his commands.

                    I was called in my heart to no longer eat unclean foods five years ago. The Jewish part of my family converted to Catholicism about a hundred years ago. And the Italian side my family have served in the clergy in the vacation. It’s a shame worldly ideology is entering the church.

                    God Bless
                    Tony B.

                    • Brother Gilbert Joseph
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                        Thanks for sharing Tony. It is always interesting to hear the opinions of others and their background story.

                      • Brother Gilbert Joseph
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                          This is my story. From Punk to Monk

                          • tonyb
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                              I read about half way through so far. Very detailed story. I live the life of Saint Anthony prayer, manual labor and silence. Except I need to eat a ton! I’ve been an athlete, soldier, and professional in a variety of settings. Life has led me to my family land in the mountains. Lots of hard work, tougher life, prayer, reading and exercise.

                              My parents baptized me into the Catholic Faith as a baby. I attended The Confraternity of Christian Doctrine and was confirmed at age 14. After much theological studying and learning of Christian Denominational doctrines in my adult life. It led me back to the Catholic Church. A house divided cannot stand.

                              I wanted to bring to your attention the woman Vasula Rydén you were with in the photo in Thailand the Catholic Church has given warning concerning her teachings are contrary to cannon law.
                              https://www.catholic.com/qa/may-catholics-read-the-writings-of-vassula-ryden

                        • tonyb
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                            Correction Vatican. Typo with my previous post.

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