Sunday March 24~Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord (Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms)
Posted by Dim Bulb on March 16, 2013
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Most of the links found here were previously posted and I did not have time to check if all the links are still working. If you find a broken link please notify me in the comment box. I hope to have all posts and headings marked “Pending” finished by Thursday, March 21. Further resources will be marked “Update”. For those who wish to get a head start on the readings for the Holy Saturday~Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter go here for my list of resources.
SUNDAY, MARCH 24
ORDINARY FORM, YEAR C
PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD
READINGS AND OFFICE:
Commentary on the Procession with the Palms Reading. Luke 19:28-40.
- Sacred Page Blog: The Jewish Roots of Palm Sunday and the Passion (on Luke 19:28-40). Catholic biblical scholar Dr. Brant Pitre with some very interesting stuff on the Lord’s entry into Jerusalem.
Commentaries on the First Reading: Isaiah 50:4-7.
Commentaries on the Responsorial: Psalm 22.
- A Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 22. Pdf document. The commentary on the text actually begins near the bottom of page 2. What precedes the actual commentary is a presentation of the various uses made of the Psalm in the ancient liturgies and, also, the various antiphons used.
- Update: Podcast Study of Psalm 22 by Fr. Michael Fallon. Also posted under the Podcast heading below.
Commentaries on the Second Reading: Philippians 2:6-11.
- (1) St John Chrysostom’s First Homiletic on Philippians 2:6-11. Long. Some may find its theological presentation too difficult.
- (2) St John Chrysostom’s Second Homiletic on Philippians 2:6-11. Long but a less in depth theological exposition.
Commentaries on the Gospel Reading: Luke 22:14-23:56. A shorter reading, Luke 23:1-49 is allowed .
- Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 22:14-23:56 in Six Parts.
1. Jesus and the Disciples at the Last Supper (Luke 22:14-38).
2. Jesus Agony, Betrayal, Arrest, Peter’s Denial and Repentance (Luke 22:39-62).
3. Mockery, Trials, Sentence of Death (Luke 22:63-23:65).
4. The Way of the Cross (Luke 23:26-32).
5. Crucifixion and Death (Luke 23:33-49).
6. The Burial of Jesus (Luke 23:50-56).
- FATHER DONALD SENIOR ON THE PASSION ACCORDING TO LUKE IN SIX PARTS: A Synopsis of his famous study The Passion of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke.
1. The last Supper Luke 22:1-38.
2. The Hour of Darkness Luke 22:39-65.
3. Jesus on Trial Luke 22:66-23:25.
4. The Way of the Cross Luke 23:26-32.
5. The Death of the Just Man Luke 23:33-49.
6. Death and Victory Luke 23:50-56. The scripture text is misidentified as Luke 22:1-38.
- Word Sunday’s Notes on the Shorter Reading in Two Parts:
GENERAL RESOURCES: These sites mostly treat of the 3 readings in a single post and so are not listed under the individual commentaries above.
- The Unofficial Lectionary. Previously posted. All the 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.
- Not available yet. 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.
- Preaching the Lectionary. Not yet available. I’ve linked to the archive page so you can check for the update yourself. From the Christian Leadership Center, an ecumenical site.
- Glancing Thoughts. Brief reflections from philosopher Eleanore Stump.
- Thoughts From The Early Church. Excerpt from St Cyril on the first reading (Isaiah).
- Scripture In Depth. Succinct summary of the readings and their relation to one another.
CHILDREN’S RESOURCES: If you know of any good online children’s resources please leave a link in the comment box.
- The Wednesday Word Children’s Area. Appears oriented towards primary grades.
- Catholic Mom. Scroll down to this Sunday. Resources appear oriented towards 7-14 years of age.
- Word Sunday’s Children’s Reading. Two very short stories seeking drawing a lesson from the second and Gospel readings.
- 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.
- Sunday Connection. Resources for different grade levels, and family activities.
- Life Teen Podcast for Palm Sunday. I’ve also listed this below under the podcast heading.
PODCASTS: Bible studies, homilies, reflections.
- Update: Podcast Study of Psalm 22 by Fr. Michael Fallon. Also posted under the Responsorial heading above.
- Part 1: St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast Study of Luke~Olivet Discourse, First Eucharist. Click on POD icon or direct download link.
- Part 2: St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast Study of Luke~Last Hours of Christ’s Life. Click on POD icon or direct download link.
- St Martha’s Podcast. Audio. Usually studies the readings in some detail.
- Franciscan Sister’s Bible Study Podcast. Audio. I’ve linked to the archive page because the study wont be available until at least Thursday, March 21, 2013.
- Dr. Scott Hahn’s Podcast. Audio (text too). Brief, does good job of highlighting the themes.
- Father Robert Barron’s Podcast Homily. Audio. I’ve linked to the Archive page where the homily will become available later in the week.
- Update: Father Francis Martin’s Reflections on the Readings in Five Parts: each part approx. 15 minutes.
1. Reflection on the Role of the Liturgy.
2. The Entry into Jerusalem (Luke 19:28-40).
3. First Reading and Psalm (Isa 50:4-7; Ps 22).
4. Second Reading (Phil 2:5-11).
5. The Passion According to Luke (shorter reading).
HOMILIES, ETC: Includes both text and audio resources.
Dominica II Passionis seu in Palmis ~ I. classis
- Roman Missal. Latin and English side by side. Be sure correct date is set.
- Roman Breviary. Latin and English side by side. Be sure correct date is set.
- All About Palm Sunday.
- The History Of Palm Sunday.
Commentaries on Psalm 24 (23): Used during the distribution of the palms.
- Update: Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 24.
- St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 24 (Ps 23). The Latin Vulgate and Greek Septuagint number this psalm 23.
- Pope John Paul II’s Commentary/Meditation on Psalm 24.
- Part 1: A Patristic Medieval/Commentary on Psalm 24. Verses 1-6.
- Part 2: A Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 24. Verses 7-10.
Commentaries on Psalm 47 (46): Also used during distribution of the palms.
- Update: Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 47.
- Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 47. Psalm 46 in his Vulgate translation which followed the Greek Septuagint.
- Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 47. Psalm 46 in the Vulgate.
Commentaries on Matthew 21:1-9: the Palm Procession Reading
- Maldonado’s Commentary on Matthew 21:1-9. Post is actually on verses 1-11.
- Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew 21:1-9. On verses 1-11, actually.
Commentaries on Psalm 147: 12-20:
- Pending: Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 147.
- Pope John Paul II’s Commentary/Meditation on Psalm 147:12-20.
- St Albert the Great’s Commentary on Psalm 147:12-20. At the time of posting this site was having difficulties which will hopefully be resolved by Palm Sunday.
Commentaries on the Epistle Reading: Philippians 2:6-11
- Father de Piconio’s (de Picquigny”s) Commentary on Philippians 2:6-11.
- (1) St John Chrysostom’s First Homiletic on Philippians 2:6-11.
- (2) St John Chrysostom’s Second Homiletic on Philippians 2:6-11.
- Father Callan’s Commentary on Philippians 2:6-11.
- Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Philippians 2:6-11.
- Navarre Bible Commentary on Philippians 2:6-11.
- Word Sunday’s Notes on Philippians 2:6-11.
- Haydock Bible Commentary on Philippians 2:6-11.
- Part 1: Aquinas’ Commentary on the Passion According to Matthew (On Matt 26:1-75).
- Part 2: Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on the Passion According to Matthew (On Matt 27:1-66).
- Father Donald Senior on the Passion According to St Matthew (in 6 parts). A synopsis of his famous study THE PASSION OF JESUS IN THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW.
Homilies and Homily Notes:
Aquinas’ Homily Notes on Philippians 2:6. Scroll down slightly to find.
The Mental Sufferings of our Lord in His Passion. A homily by St John Henry Cardinal Newman from his Discourses to Mixed congregations.
- Bishop Fulton J. Sheen. Three talks delivered on Good Friday in 1977. These are only lengthy parts of a three hour talk and not the full presentation, nonetheless, they are excellent.