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COMPLETE! Sunday, December 2 2012~Resources for the First Sunday of Advent, Year C (Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms)

Posted by Dim Bulb on November 22, 2012

Tapestry which hangs behind the altar in our parish’s Adoration Chapel from Advent to Epiphany. Note the monstrance in the middle

This post contains resources (mostly biblical and homiletic) for both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Rite. At least one resource is delayed until Saturday, and my own notes on the 1st reading in the Ordinary Form, and the Gospel reading in the Extraordinary Form will probably not be available.

Resources for the Second Sunday of Advent (Year C, & Extraordinary Form) can be found here.

ORDINARY FORM
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT, YEAR C

READINGS AND MISSAL:

  • Anglican Use Daily Office. ”Briefly, it is a provision for an “Anglican style” liturgy similar to the Book of Common Prayer as an ecclesiastically approved variant on the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church.” More info.

GENERAL RESOURCES: sites that usually dea with the readings as a whole. Commentaries on individual readings are listed further below.

  • Word Sunday. The readings in both and literal translation, notes on the text, podcast, children’s reading.
  • SacerdosGives the theme of the readings (off the mark this week, in my opinion), the doctrinal message, and pastoral application.
  • Lector Notes. Brief historical and theological background on the readings. Can be printed out, copied, and used as bulletin insert.
  • Scripture Speaks. I’ve linked to the archive. This Sunday’s post not yet available.
  • The Bible Workshop. Links to several relevant articles, contains a reading guide to the gospel text, a comparison of the readings, suggestions for a lesson (i.e., homily).
  • The Wednesday WordIt’s about the Sunday readings, but the document is posted on Wednesday, hence the name. Designed for prayer and reflection, the pdf document ends with Father Dom Henry Wansbrough’s reflections on the first and second readings. Fr. Wansbrough is General Editor of the New Jerusalem Bible and contributed commentaries on Matt, Mark, and the Pastorals in A New Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture.

COMMENTARIES ON TODAY’S FIRST READING: Jer 33:14-16.

  • Pending. My Brief Notes on Jeremiah.
  • Update: Catechism Links: 156214; 215; 397; 1063; 2465-2470.The Catechism makes no direct reference to Jer 33:14-16, however, since the text speaks of God fulfilling his covenant promises to David, I think the following passages on God’s truthfulness and fidelity to his covenant and promises (and what that means for us) might be helpful.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm Ps 25:4-5, 8-9, 10, 14.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: 1 Thessalonians 3:12-4:2.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Luke 21:25-28, 34-36.

PODCASTS:

  • Pending: St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast Study of 1 Thessalonians 3:12-4:2. Wont be available until sometime Saturday.

EXTRAORDINARY FORM
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

MISSAL AND BREVIARY:

COMMENTARIES ON THE LESSON: Romans 13:11-14.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: Luke 21:25-33.

  • Pending. My Notes on Luke 21:25-33. Still hoping to post, but don’t hold your breath.

HOMILIES AND HOMILY NOTES BY FATHERS AND DOCTORS:

MORE HOMILIES AND HOMILY NOTES FROM GREAT PREACHERS:

  • Work for Advent. A sermon plan on the Epistle, can provide points for meditation or study. This and the next three sermon plans are from Father George Howe.
  • Mortal Sin. A sermon plan on the Epistle, can provide points for meditation or study.
  • Christ the Judge. A sermon plan on the Gospel, can provide points for meditation or study.

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