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Wednesday, February 13, 2013: Resources for Ash Wednesday (Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms)

Posted by Dim Bulb on February 10, 2013

ORDINARY FORM
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READINGS AND OFFICE:

  • 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. Although called “Word Sunday” the site also offers resources on holy days, solemnities, etc. The readings in both and literal translation, notes on the text, podcast, children’s reading.
  • Unofficial LectionaryReadings 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 NotesBrief historical and theological background on the readings. Can be printed out, copied, and used as bulletin insert.
  • 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).

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Joel 2:12-18.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 51:3-4, 5-6ab, 12-13, 14 and 17.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18.

EXTRAORDINARY FORM
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MISSAL AND BREVIARY:

COMMENTARIES ON THE LESSON: Joel 2:12-19.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: Matthew 6:16-21.

HOMILIES: Pending.

One Response to “Wednesday, February 13, 2013: Resources for Ash Wednesday (Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms)”

  1. Claudia said

    Thank you for sharing these resources. :)

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