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UPDATED: January 6~Resources for Sunday Mass: Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord (Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms)

Posted by Dim Bulb on January 1, 2013

This post contains resources (mostly biblical and homiletic) for both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Roman Rite. Links to other sites should not be considered as endorsements of their view since I don’t have time to check out every link.

PLEASE NOTE that the first and gospel readings for the Ordinary Form are identical to the Lesson and Gospel readings in the Extraordinary Form, hence the repetition of  some resources. Homilies appropriate for the Epiphany (regardless of the Form) follow the Extraordinary Form resources.

ORDINARY FORM
SOLEMNITY OF THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD

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 (with some occasional specialty studies). 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.
  • The Unofficial Lectionary. Previously posted. Readings from the Douay-Rheims Challoner version followed by notes from the old Haydock Commentary.
  • SacerdosGives the theme of the readings, 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: Isaiah 60:1-6.

  • For other resources on Isa 60:1-6 see under Podcast and Audio.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 72.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6.

  • For more on Eph 3 see under Podcast and Videos heading.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Matthew 2:1-12.

  • Update: Speaking of Scripture Blog. Excerpt from the Matthew volume of the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture, A new commentary series on the NT.
  • For more on Matt 2:1-12 see under Podcast and Videos heading.

PODCASTS AND VIDEOS: In no particular order you will find listed here bible studies and homilies.

  • Father Francis Martin’s Podcast in 4 parts:

1. Reflections.
2.On Isaiah 60:1-6 and Psalm 72.
3. On Ephesians 3:2-3a and 5-6.
4. On Matthew 2:1-12.

EXTRAORDINARY FORM
In Epiphania Domini ~ I. classis

MISSAL, BREVIARY, GENERAL RESOURCES:

COMMENTARIES ON THE LESSON: Isaiah 60:1-6.

  • The Rising Light. Text and notes from Word-Sunday. See General Resources listed above.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Matthew 2:1-12.

HOMILIES, SERMONS AND MEDITATIONS FOR THE EPIPHANY

FATHERS AND DOCTORS OF THE CHURCH:

OTHER HOMILIES ETC:

  • The Method:   From the Sermon: “The feast of Epiphany…gives us a beautiful idea of the method which we must follow in serving our Divine Master, by presenting for our consideration the story of the Magi who came from the East to pay their respects to the Infant Jesus.

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