(UPDATED) Commentaries and Resources for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A
Posted by Dim Bulb on January 15, 2014
UPDATE: I’ve added some catechism links to the individual readings plus two commentaries on the Gospel reading.
READINGS AND OFFICE:
Readings from the New American Bible Revised Edition. Used in the USA.
Readings from the New Jerusalem Bible. Used in most English speaking countries.
COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Isaiah 49:3, 5-6. See the Catechism on Expectation of the Messiah and His Spirit: (CC C711-716). The Suffering Servant Songs reveal the Messiah’s characteristics (CCC 713). God’s salvation intended for all nations (CCC 64)
Haydock Bible Commentary on Isaiah 49:3, 5-6. Very basic notes on 1-6.
Pending: Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 40:2, 7-8, 8-9, 10.
Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on 1 Cor 1:1-3. Comments on verses 1-9.
Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 1:1-3. Includes summary analysis of chapter 1.
Bernadin de Piconio’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 1:1-3. Notes on verses 1-9.
Father Charles Callan’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 1:1-3. Notes on verses 1-9.
St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on 1 Corinthians 1:1-3. Includes introductory background on Corinth and major points of the letter.
COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: John 1:29-34. Christ the Mediator and fullness of all revelation (CCC 65). Jesus fulfills the Father’s will as Lamb of God (CCC 536). As Lamb of God Jesus is the Father’s Servant (CCC 608).