Resources for the Solemnity of the Ascension, May 17, 2012 (Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms)
Posted by Dim Bulb on May 12, 2012
Post for the entire week (Sun., May13-Sun., May 20) can be found here. This post you’re currently viewing contains some general resources on the Ascension, followed by resources for both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Roman Rite. The first reading in the OF is identical to that of the Epistle Lesson in the EF, and the Gospel reading in the two forms is nearly identical. For this reason many of the posts and links in the OF resources are repeated with the EF resources. Homilies on the Acts and Gospel readings are listed after the EF resources and can be used profitably by those celebrating either Rite.
GENERAL RESOURCES: resources for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms are listed further below.
- Aquinas on the Ascension and our Salvation. From the Summa Theologica.
- Commentary on the Summa. Reginald Garrigou-LaGrange’s commentary on St Thomas’ teaching regarding the Ascension.
- Christ’s Glorification- Resurrection and Ascension. A Manual of Catholic Theology. A condensed version of Matthias Scheeben’s “Dogmatik”.
- Did Jesus Really Say He Would Be “Seated at the Right Hand of the Power”? A post by Catholic biblical scholar Michael Barber which looks at Psalm 110:1 and Daniel 7:13 in relation to the Ascension.
- Today’s Mass Readings. Please note that the second reading allows for alternatives.
- UPDATE: Ascension Day, the Kingdom, and the Church. Blog post on the first reading by Catholic biblical scholar, Dr. John Bergsma.
- Father Wilberforce’s Commentary onToday’s Second Reading (Eph 1:17-23). This commentary actually begins with verse 15. It is a pdf document.
- Father Bernardin de Piconio’s Commentary on Today’s Second Reading (Eph 1:17-23). This commentary actully begins with verse 15.
- Alternate Reading: Navarre Bible Commentary on Ephesians 4:1-13 in Two Parts:
- Alternate Reading: Father Callan on Ephesians 4:1-13.
- Alternate Reading: Bernardin de Piconio on Ephesians 4:1-13.
- Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Today’s Gospel (Mark 16:15-20). Begins with verse 14.
EXTRAORDINARY FORM: Please note that the readings in this form are identical (Acts) or nearly identical (Mark) to those in the Ordinary Form.
HOMILIES AND HOMILY NOTES:
- Homily by Pope St Gregory the Great. Preceded by the text of Mark 16:14-20.