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Resources and Commentaries for the Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year A

Posted by Dim Bulb on October 6, 2013

FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT, YEAR A

TODAY’S READINGS:

Readings from the New American Bible Revised Edition. Used in the USA.

Readings from the New Jerusalem Bible. Used in most English speaking countries.

Today’s Divine Office.

Anglican Use 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: 1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a.

Word-Sunday Notes on 1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a. Readings from the RSVCE and the JB followed by commentary.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 23.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 23.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 23.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 23.

Pope Benedict XVI’s Commentary on Psalm 23.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 23.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Ephesians 5:8-14.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Ephesians 5:8-14.

Pending: Father Wilberforce’s Commentary on Ephesians 5:8-14.

Bishop MacEvilly’s Commentary on Ephesians 5:8-14.

Father de Piconio’s Commentary on Ephesians 5:8-14.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Ephesians 5:8-14.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lectures on Ephesians 5:8-14.

Word-Sunday Notes on Ephesians 5:8-14.

Excerpt: Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture on Ephesians 5:8-14. On 11-14. Book Info.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: John 9:1-41 (or 9, 1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38).

Father MacIntyre’s Commentary on John 9:1-41.

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Homiletic Commentary on John 9:1-41.

Pending: Bishop MacEvilly’s Commentary on John 9:1-41.

Pending: Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on John 9:1-41.

Pending: Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on John 9:1-41.

Navarre Bible Commentary on John 9:1-41.

Word-Sunday Notes on John. Shorter reading.

SPECIAL MATERIAL ON JOHN 9:1-41.

The Figure of a Blind Man in the Light Papyrological Evidence A scholarly  article which appeared in the Journal BIBLICA in 2010Scrool down below the abstract for the text. Requires Greek font download. See “font instructions” in the left sidebar.

To Worship the Johannine ‘Son of Man.’ John 9:38 as Refocusing on the Father. Another scholarly article from BIBLICA. Also requires a Greek font download.

GENERAL RESOURCES ON ONE OR ALL THE READINGS:

St Charles Borromeo Parish Sunday Bible Study. Notes on all readings.

Lector Notes. Brief historical and theological background.

Sacred Page Blog: The Good Shepherd and True Sight. Catholic biblical scholar Dr. Michael Barber’s commentary and reflections on the readings.

PODCASTS:

Dr Scott Hahn Podcast. Brief, does good job of highlighting the themes of the reading.

St Martha’s Podcast. Looks at all the readings in some detail.

Franciscan Sisters Bible Study Podcast. Usually posted on Thursdays. Looks at all the readings.

Father Robert Barron’s Audio Homily. Fr. Barron is a well known and respected theologian and speaker.

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