Commentaries and Resources for Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A
Posted by Dim Bulb on February 5, 2014
READINGS AND OFFICE:
Readings from the New American Bible Revised Edition. Used in the USA. time sensitive link.
Readings from the New Jerusalem Bible. Used in most English speaking countries.
UPDATE: THEMES, PREACHING IDEAS, SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER STUDY:
NOTE: For the Sunday readings pay attention to the Responsorial Psalm which “constitutes a summation of the word for that day…if there is a theme it is in the antiphon of the Responsorial Psalm” (Ralph Kiefer, To Hear and Io Proclaim: Introduction, Lectionary for Mass with Commentary for Musicians and Priests [Washington: NPM, 1983] 81).
Executable Outline on Matthew 5:13-16. Non-Catholic
COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Isaiah 58:7-10.
My Notes on Isaiah 58:7-10. On 7-11.
COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 112:4-5, 6-7, 8-9.
COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: 1 Corinthians 2:1-5.
COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: Matthew 5:13-16.
Sacred Page Blog: Church, Temple, Lighthouse. Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergma’s comments and reflection on the readings.
St Charles Borromeo Parish Bible Study Notes. Brief but helpful background material and notes.
Lector Notes. Historical and theological background on the readings.
Historical Cultural Background. The Gospel in light of the 1st century Mediterranean culture. Interesting, but I’m not sure the example is applicable to today’s gospel.
Thoughts From the Early Church. Brief excerpt from St John Chrysostom’s 8th Baptismal Catechesis.
Prepare for Mass. Various links, videos.
The Word Made Clear. Video/Power-point presentation by Catholic biblical scholar Fr. James Mcilhone. Looks at the setting of the Sermon on the Mount, the Beatitudes, and today’s reading on salt and light.