Sunday, August 25, 2013~Commentaries and Resources for Sunday Mass (Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms)
Posted by Dim Bulb on August 19, 2013
This post contains biblical and homiletic resources for this Sunday’s Mass for both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Roman Rite. Some resources are still marked “pending” but should be available by Wednesday or Thursday evening. Updates may also be added latter in the week.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 2013
ORDINARY FORM OF THE ROMAN RITE
TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
READINGS AND OFFICE:
- Today’s Mass Readings (NABRE). Translation used in the USA.
- Today’s Mass Readings (NJB). Scroll down slightly. The NJB is used in most other English speaking countries.
- 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.
COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Isaiah 66:18-21.
- Update: Dr. Mark Giszczak on Isaiah 66:18-21. From the Catholic Exchange.
COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL PSALM: 117:1-2.
- Pending: Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 117.
COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13.
- St Thomas Aquinas’ Lectures on Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13. Read the 2nd and 3rd lectures on chapter 12.
COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Luke 13:22-30.
- St Augustine’s Homily on Luke 13:23. On verses 21 & 23. St Joe of O Blog.
- Sacred Page Blog: Will Many Be Saved?. Not yet posted. Insightful reflections on the readings from Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma.
- Sacerdos. Gives theme of the readings, doctrinal message, suggested pastoral applications.
- The Bible Workshop. Guide to the Gospel; review of the readings, suggestions for a lesson (i.e., homily).
- Historical Cultural Context. The Gospel as seen in its 1st century Mediterranean context.
- Scripture in Depth. Succinct summary of the readings.
- Lector Notes. Brief historical and theological background
- Thought From the Early Church. Brief commentary from St Anselm of Canterbury.
- The Wednesday Word. Time sensitive link. Reflections and commentary on the Sunday readings by Father Dom Henry Wansbrough, O.S.B. He is a world renowned biblical scholar who contributed four commentaries on the NT section of the New Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture (Matt, Mark, Acts, Pastorals), and was general editor of the New Jerusalem Bible.
PODCASTS: will post Wednesday or Thursday.
- Dr. Scott Hahn’s Sunday Bible Reflections. Brief. Does good job of highlighting major theme(s).
- Father Robert Barron’s Podcast Homily. From the noted speaker, theologian and author.
- St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast Study of the Final Chapters of Hebrews. Click on POD icon or the direct download link.
- St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast Study of Luke 12:13-chapter 14. Click on POD icon or the direct download link.
- Father Francis Martin’s Reflection on the Sunday Readings (in Four Parts): Each approx. 15 minutes.
EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE ROMAN RITE
FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Dominica XIV Post Pentecosten IV. Augusti ~ II. classis
Missal and Breviary:
- Today’s Roman Missal. Latin & English. Be sure correct date is set.
- Roman Breviary. Latin & English. Be sure correct date is set.
COMMENTARIES ON THE LESSON: Gal 5:16-24.
- Pending: Bishop MacEvily’s Commentary on Galatians 5:16-24.
- St Thomas Aquinas’ Lectures on Galatians 5:16-24. Read lectures 4-7.
- Navarre Bible Commentary on Galatians 5:16-24. Includes 25.
COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: Matt 6:24-33.
- Bishop Knecht’s Practical Commentary on Matthew 6:24-33. Includes 24.
- Navarre Bible Commentaryon Matthew 6:24-33. Includes 24.
HOMILIES AND HOMILY NOTES:
- The Service of God an Easy Service. Homily on the Gospel by Fr. Augustine Wirth, O.S.B., a famed preacher of his day.
- Avarice. Gospel homily also by Fr. Wirth.
- Homily on the Epistle. By Bishop Bonomelli, a famed preacher of his day.
- Homily on the Gospel. Also by Bishop Bonomelli. Starts near bottom of page.
MORE HOMILIES AND NOTES PENDING.