Resources for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year C (Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms)
Posted by Dim Bulb on December 16, 2012
FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
READINGS AND OFFICE:
- Mass Readings in the NJB Translation. Scroll down. Used in most English speaking countries. For some reason the site has the Gospel reading before the second reading.
- 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.
- Sacerdos. Gives 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 Word. It’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.
- St Charles Borromeo Parish’s Bible Study Notes. Notes on all the readings, usually with some background info as well.
- Sacred Page Blog: Mary Queen Mother of the Crown Prince. Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma reflects on the readings.
- Christian Leadership Center: Preaching the Lectionary for 3rd Advent. An ecumenical site.
COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Micah 5:1-4a.
- My Background Notes on Micah 5:1-4a. Summarizing the historical background and main theological concerns. I may add notes on the reading.
- Navarre Biblical Commentary on Micah 5:1-4a. Follows the verse numbering of the RSV which is 5:2-5a, so don’t get confused.
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.
- Thoughts From the Early Church. Excerpt from a sermon on the Gospel by Gueric of Igny.
Pending: PODCASTS: will post late Wednesday evening (Dec. 19).
Dominica IV Adventus ~ I. classis
MISSAL AND BREVIARY:
- Daily Roman Missal. Be sure correct date is set.
- Roman Breviary. Be sure correct date is set.
- Goffine’s Devout Instruction on the Epistle and Gospel. Readings with instructions and prayers, etc.
COMMENTARIES ON THE LESSON: 1 Corinthians 4:1-5.
COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: Luke 3:1-6.
- My Notes on Luke 3:1-6. Previously posted for the OF.
SERMON/HOMILY PLANS: Can be used for sermon ideas, meditation points, reflection, points for further study.
- Human Respect. On 1 Cor 4:3.
- Rash Judgment. On 1 Cor 4:5.
- Preparation for Christmas. On Luke 3:4.
- God’s Love For Man. On Luke 3:6.
- Homily on the Epistle. Bishop Bonomelli.
- What W e Are and How We Are to behave Towards Ourselves and Others. Homily on the Epistle.
- Homily on the Gospel. Bishop Bonomelli.
- How We Are To Prepare Ourselves For Christmas. Homily on the Gospel.
- Jesus Christ is Truly God. Homily on the Gospel.
- The Ordinances of the Church for Advent. Homily on the Gospel.
- How We Are to Prepare the Way for Christ. Homily on the Gospel.
- The Small Number of True Penitents. Homily on the Gospel.
- We Have Many Preachers of Penance but few Penitents. Homily on the Gospel.
- 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.