a Talk or Presentation
Speaking to Parishes, groups, retreats and
conferences is an important part of my ministry and one in which I take
special delight. A variety of formats and settings are possible
-- a single talk, two talks in the course of a day or on subsequent
days, multi-day retreats, classes taught, etc.
If I give a single talk it is usually a
combination of my witness testimony and an overview of the role of
Judaism in salvation history, largely drawn from my book Salvation is
from the Jews.
that I give include:
- Jesus in the Jewish Scriptures and Talmud
- Notable Jewish Catholic Converts and
their Contributions to the Faith
- The Role of Islam in Salvation History
- Anti-Christianity, Anti-Semitism, the
Holocaust and the Second Coming
- The State of Judaism at the Time of Jesus
- The Legality of Jesus' Trial under Jewish
- The Development of Church Teaching about
Judaism and the Jews
- Vatican II, John Paul II, Benedict XVI,
and the Jews
and so forth...
I also have several special presentations which
are particularly appropriate for Lent
and the Easter Season:
Seder in the Light of Christ, in which I lead a Passover Seder
following the Jewish ritual, while illumining the Christological
inner meaning of the ritual, and show the relationship between the
Passover Seder and the Catholic Mass, so that the participants are
drawn into an experience of the Last Supper, which was of course
simultaneously the last sacramental Passover Seder and the first
a presentation that includes a showing of Gibson’s Passion of the
Christ preceded by a talk about the state of the Jewish
hierarchy at the time of Jesus, Jewish prophecies about the suffering
and death of the Messiah, and the illegality of the trial of Jesus
under Jewish law, enabling the viewers to see the Passion movie
through the eyes of 1st century Judaism.
If you think that either or both of these
presentations may be of interest to your group or parish, do not
hesitate to email Roy for further details, or
to inquire about availability.
to see letter of recommendation from Bishop Victor Galeone of St.