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Commentaries and Resources for Easter Sunday

Posted by Dim Bulb on July 5, 2013

GENERAL RESOURCES:

Today’s Mass Readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

FIRST READING: Acts 10:34a, 37-43.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Acts 10:34a, 37-43.

Pending: Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Acts 10:34a, 37-43.

Word-Sunday Notes on Acts 10:34a, 37-43.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Acts 10:34a, 37-43.

The Testimony of Peter and John. Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma’s reflections on all of today’s readings.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Psalm 118.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 118.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary/Meditation on Psalm 118. On entire Psalm.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 118.

Pseudo-Albert the Great’s Commentary on Psalm 118.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 118.

SECOND READING: Colossians 3:1-4.  An alternate, 1 Cor 5:6-8 can be used. See below.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Colossians 3:1-4. On verses 1-11, actually.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Colossians 3:1-4. On 1-7, actually.

Pending: St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on Colossians 3:1-4.

Bernardin de Piconio’s Commentary on Colossians 3:1-4.

Father MacEvily’s Commentary on Colossians 3:1-4.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Colossians 3:1-4.

Word-Sunday Notes on Colossians 3:1-4. Includes notes on the alternate too.

ALTERNATE SECOND READING: 1 Corinthians 5:6-8.

St Thomas Aquinas Lecture On 1 Corinthians 5:6-8.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 5:6-8.

Bernardin de Piconio’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 5:6-8. This post is actually on all of chapter 5 but commentary on the verses of the day  are easily found.

Father Callan’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 5:6-8This post is actually on all of chapter 5 but commentary on the verses of the day  are easily found.

Father Montague’s Commentary on 1 Cor 5:6-8. An excerpt from his recently published commentary.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 Corinthians 5:6-8.

Word-Sunday Notes on 1 Corinthians 5:6-8. Includes notes on the first alternate too.

GOSPEL READING:

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on John 20:1-9.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on John 20:1-9.

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Commentary on John 20:1-9.

St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on John 20:1-9.

St Augustine’s Tractate 120 on the Gospel of John 20:1-9.

Navarre Bible Commentary on John 20:1-9.

GENERAL RESOURCES: On one or more of the readings.

Sacred Page Blog: The Testimony of Peter and John.

Doctrinal Homily Outlines. 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.

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’s Parish Bible Study Notes.

Historical Cultural Context. Gives and interesting interpretation to the statement that the Beloved Disciple “saw and believed.”

Thoughts From the Early Church. Excerpt from a sermon by Guerric of Igny.

Scripture in Depth. Succinct, to the point comments on all the readings.

PODCASTS:

Institute of Catholic Culture Bible Study of Acts of Apostles. Listen to the last lecture.

EWTN Series On Acts of Apostles: Gospel of the Holy Spirit. Listen to episode 6.

St Irenaeus Ministries Audio Study of Colossians Chapter 3. Click on the POD icon or direct download link.

St Irenaeus Ministries Audio Study of 1 Corinthians 5. Click on POD icon or direct download link.

EWTN Study of 1 Corinthians: In the Footsteps of St Paul. Listen to episode 3 which covers chapters 5 and 6.

Word Made Clear: John 20, The Empty Tomb. Video study by Fr. James McIlhone.

Institute of Catholic Culture Bible Study of the Gospel of John. Listen to the last lecture which begins with the Last Supper and ends with the Resurrection appearances.

EWTN Study Series on the Gospel of John. Listen to episode 12.

 

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