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Commentaries for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)

Posted by Dim Bulb on June 6, 2012

Corpus Christi in the Extraordinary Form of the Rite will be celebrated on Thursday, June 7 2012. Resources for it can be found here.

READINGS AND OFFICE:

Readings From the NABRE. Use in the USA.

Readings From the NJB. Used in most English speaking countries.

Today’s Divine Office.

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING:  Exodus 24:3-8.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Exodus 24:3-8.

Haydock Bible Commentary on Exodus 24:3-8.

Word-Sunday Notes on Exodus 24:3-8.

Homilist’s Catechism on Exodus 24:3-8.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Ps 116:12-13, 15-16, 17-18.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 116.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 116:10-19.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 116.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 116.

Psalm 116 and the Catholic Encyclopedia. Greek, English and Latin text hyperlinked to the C E.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Heb 9:11-15.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Hebrews 9:11-15.

St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on Hebrews 9:11-15.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Hebrews 9:11-15.

Word-Sunday Notes on Hebrews 9:11-15.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Hebrews 9:11-15.

Homilist’s Catechism on Hebrews 9:11-15.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: Mark 14:12-16, 22-26.

My Notes on Mark 14:12-16, 22-26. On verse 12-26. Originally posted during Lent in preparation for the Passion.

Haydock Bible Commentary on Mark 14:12-16, 22-26.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Mark 14:12-16, 22-26.

Word-Sunday Notes on Mark 14:12-16, 22-26.

Homilist’s Catechism on Mark 14:12-16, 22-26.

GENERAL RESOURCES:

Body of Christ or Condemnable Idolatry? On the readings by Catholic biblical scholar, Dr. John Bergsma.

Sacerdos. Gives the themes of the readings, doctrinal message, pastoral application.

Lector Notes. Historical and theological background on the readings.

Word Sunday. Notes on the readings, podcast, children’s reading, etc.

HOMILIES:

Homily on Hebrews 9:11-15. Preached on Passion Sunday.

On the Epistle: The High Priesthood and Sacrifice of Christ. Preached on Passion Sunday.

(1) Pope Benedict XVI’s Homily for Corpus Christi. Preached in 2006.

(2) Pope Benedict XVI’s Homily for Corpus Christi. Preached in 2009.

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