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.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10
FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
READINGS AND OFFICE:
- Today’s Mass Readings. Used in the USA.
- 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 (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.
- Sacerdos. Gives 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. Hasn’t been updated in a while.
- 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: Put Out Into the Deep. reflection on the readings by Catholic biblical scholar Dr John Bergsma.
- Christian Leadership Center: Preaching the Lectionary. Not available. An ecumenical site. The focus today is on the 2nd reading.
- Glancing Thoughts. Reflections on the 1st reading from philosopher Eleanore Stump.
- Thoughts From The Early Church. Excerpt from St Augustine.
- Scripture In Depth. Succinct summary of the readings and their relation to one another.
COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Isaiah 6:1-2a-3-8.
- My Notes on Isaiah 6:1-2a, 3-8. On 1-8.
COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Ps 138:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 7-8.
- Pending. Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 138.
COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11. Note that a shorter reading (15:3-8, 11) can be used.
COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: Luke 5:1-11.
- Update: Sunday Gospel Scripture Study. Video looks at the gospel reading in detail.
- Update: Homilist’s Catechism on Luke 5:1-11.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10
Dominica in Quinquagesima ~ II. classis
MISSAL AND BREVIARY:
- Daily Roman Missal. Be sure correct date is set.
- Roman Breviary. Be sure correct date is set.
- Goffine’s Devout Instructions on the Epistle and Gospel. Readings and prayers from the Mass of the day, with brief instructions on the readings.
COMMENTARIES ON THE LESSON: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13.
- Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 13:1-13. On 12:31-13:13.
- Navarre Commentary on 1 Corinthians 13:1-13. On 12:31-13:13.
COMMENTARY ON THE GOSPEL: Luke 18:31-43.
- Navarre Commentary on Luke 18:31-43. On 35-43. Posted for a different occasion.
HOMILIES AND HOMILY NOTES:
- On The Virtue of Charity. Homily on the Epistle. Begins near bottom of the page.
- Our Motive. Homily on how and why charity must be our motive.
- St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on 1 Corinthians 13:1-13. Same as posted under commentaries above.
- The Hour In Which The Sinner’s Eyes Will Be Opened. Homily on the Gospel. Begins near bottom of page.
- St Cyril of Alexandria’s Homiletic Commentary on the Gospel. Same as posted under “commentaries” above.