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Sunday, February 24~Resources for the Second Sunday of Lent (Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms) Substantially Updated

Posted by Dim Bulb on February 19, 2013

This post has been substantially update but further updates (e.g., podcasts) are pending. This post contains resources for both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Roman Rite. These resources include commentaries on the readings, sermons and homilies, podcasts, children’s resources, etc. If anyone is aware of children’s resources relating to the Extraordinary Form please let me know.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2013
ORDINARY FORM
SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT

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. 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 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.
  • Not Yet Posted: Christian Leadership Center: Preaching the Lectionary. An ecumenical site. The focus this Sunday is on the Gospel.
  • Glancing Thoughts. Brief reflections on the 1st reading from philosopher Eleanore Stump.

CHILDREN’S RESOURCES:

  • Catholic Mom. Scroll down to this Sunday. Resources appear oriented towards 7-14 years of age.
  • We Believe. Activities geared towards Kindergarten through 8th grade. Also has resources for catechists, clergy, etc.
  • Domestic Church. Lent and Easter activities arranged for families, younger children, older children.

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18.

  • Our Father Abraham. A Bible Study Lesson from the St Paul Center for Biblical Theology. An overview of the significance of Abraham in the Old and New Testaments.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 27.

  • Pending: Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 27.
  • Pending: St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 27.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Philippians 3:17-4:1. Note that a shorter reading is allowed Phil 30:20-4:1.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: Luke 9:28b-36.

PODCASTS: Scripture studies, homilies, etc.

  • Abraham, Our Father. Scroll down click on the audio player or the mp3 download link. This is part of a 30 part audio study on the Bible.

EXTRAORDINARY FORM
SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT
Dominica II in Quadragesima ~ I. classis

MISSAL AND BREVIARY:

COMMENTARIES ON THE EPISTLE: 1 Thessalonians 4:1-7.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: Matthew 17:1-9.

Sermons and Homilies:

Sermon and Homily Notes: for sermon/homily ideas, points for meditation or further study.

  • HeavenBased upon Matt 17:7.

Update: DOGMATICS AND CATECHESIS: Besides preaching on the transfiguration it was also common to preach on the transforming effects of Holy Communion (Eucharist).

  • RELATING TO THE EPISTLE: 1 Thess 4:1-7. Verses 3-8 of this passage have been and can be variously interpreted as the footnote to 4:3-8 in the NABRE makes clear. Some (Aquinas’ commentary) interpret part of the passage as concerned with greed (e.g., the business practices mentioned by the NABRE footnote). Below I’ve included resources for both adultery (9th commandment) and theft (7th commandment). In addition, I’ve included some resources on the sacrament of marriage.

Catechism of the Council of Trent on the 7th Commandment.

Catechism of the Council of Trent on the 9th & 10th commandments. Starts near middle of page. It should be kept in mind that commandments 9 & 10 are more properly treated of next week.

Manual of Catholic Theology on Matrimony.

J.S Hunter’s Outlines of Dogmatic Theology on Matrimony.

The Sacraments: A dogmatic Treatise on Matrimony.

Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma on Holy Matrimony.

God the Teacher of Mankind on Matrimony.

Handbook of Moral Theology on Marriage.

  • RELATING TO THE GOSPEL: Matt 17:1-9.

J.S. Hunter’s Outlines of Dogmatic Theology on the Transfiguration. Brief. .

Aquinas’ Summa Theologia on the Transfiguration.

Catechism of the Council of Trent on the Effects of Holy Communion. This was a common theme for preaching in relation to the transfiguration. The source used here contains the catechism’s teaching followed by two short sermons on the subject.

The Sacraments: A Dogmatic Treatise. Pages 218-234. On the effect of the Eucharist.

Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma on the Effects of the Eucharist.

Update: PODCASTS:

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