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February 2: Commentaries for the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

Posted by Dim Bulb on January 25, 2014

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.

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: Malachi 3:1-4.

My Notes on Malachi 3:1-4.

Word-Sunday’s Notes on Malachi 3:1-4.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Malachi 3:1-4.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 24:7, 8, 9, 10.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 24.

Part 1: A Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 24. On verses 1-6.

Part 2: A Patristic/Medieval Commentaryon Psalm 24. On verses 7-10.

St Thomas Aquinas Lecture on Psalm 24.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary/Meditation on Psalm 24.

Word-Sunday’s Notes on Psalm 24.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Hebrews 2:14-18.

Father Callan on Hebrews 2:14-18.

Father Boylan’s Commentary on Hebrews 2:14-18.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Hebrews 2:14-18.

Word-Sunday’s Notes on Hebrews 2:14-18.

St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast on Hebrews 2:14-18. Actually, the study deals with all of chapter 2.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Hebrews 2:14-18.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: Luke 2:22-40. A shorter reading (Luke 2:22-32) is allowed.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 2:22-40.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Luke 2:22-40.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 2:22-40.

Shorter reading: Word-Sunday Notes on Luke 2:22-32.

GENERAL RESOURCES:

The Sacred Page: The Presentation of the Child Jesus in the Temple. Catholic biblical scholar Dr. Michael Barber looks at the readings in succinct and insightful fashion.

St Charles Borromeo Parish Bible Study Notes. Brief but helpful background material and comments.

Lector Notes. Brief historical and theological background to the readings.

Thoughts From the Early Church. Brief excerpt from a homily by Timothy of Jerusalem.

Prepare for Mass. Various links, a number of videos.

The Word Made Clear. Online video/PowerPoint lecture by Fr. James Mcilhone. This session looks at St Luke’s account of the birth of Jesus, his presentation in the temple, and his being found in the temple at age 12.

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