Commentaries for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year A
Posted by Dim Bulb on December 19, 2013
READINGS AND OFFICE: Summary of Today’s Readings: Our Lord came in fulfillment of prophecy (1st, 2nd, Gosp. readings) and became “Immanuel,” “God with us” ( 1st, Gosp.) through his resurrection from the dead (2nd reading; see also Mt 28:19-20). We pray that our Lord, “the King of glory,” will come to be with us (Ps; see also Jn 14:2-3, 17:24).
Readings from the NABRE. The translation used in the United States.
Readings from the Jerusalem Bible. Translation used in most other English speaking countries.
COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Isaiah 7:10-14.
COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Psalm 24:1-2, 3-4, 5-6.
COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Romans 1:1-7.
COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Matthew 1:18-24.
Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Matthew 1:18-24. Includes 25.