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Resources for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year C (Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms)

Posted by Dim Bulb on December 16, 2012

ORDINARY FORM
FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

READINGS AND OFFICE:

  • 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 deal 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 THE FIRST READING: Micah 5:1-4a.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 80.

  • Pending: St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 80.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Hebrews 10:5-10.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: Luke 1:39-45.

Pending: PODCASTS: will post late Wednesday evening (Dec. 19).

EXTRAORDINARY FORM
Dominica IV Adventus ~ I. classis

MISSAL AND BREVIARY:

COMMENTARIES ON THE LESSON: 1 Corinthians 4:1-5.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: Luke 3:1-6.

SERMON/HOMILY PLANS: Can be used for sermon ideas, meditation points, reflection, points for further study.

HOMILIES:

  • Christ Is Our Lord. An analysis of the Gospel, followed by an excerpt from the Catechism of the Council of Trent and two short sermons.
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