Commentaries and Resources for Divine Mercy Sunday, Year A
Posted by Dim Bulb on April 24, 2014
READINGS AND OFFICE:
Today’s Mass Readings in the NABRE. Use in the USA. Time sensitive link.
Today’s Mass Readings in the New Jerusalem Bible. Used in most English speaking countries.
COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Acts 2:42-47.
St John Chrysostom’s Exegetical Homily on Acts 2:42-47. The homily actually begins with verse 37.
Pope John Paul II on the Holy Spirit as the Principle Agent of Mission. Paragraphs 21-30 of his Encyclical Redemptoris Missio are dependent in part on Acts 2:42-47.
COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24.
St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 118. Entire psalm.
Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 118. Entire psalm.
Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 118. Entire psalm.
St Albert the Great’s Commentary on Psalm 118. Attributed to St Albert.
COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: 1 Peter 1:3-9.
COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: John 20:19-31.
Sacred Page Blog: Whose Sins You Forgive are Forgiven Them. Catholic biblical scholar Dr. Michael Barber looks at the readings in terms of the Divine Mercy, the forgiveness of sins, the Church’s mission.
Sacerdos Institute. Gives the theme of the readings, doctrinal message, and suggested application.
The Bible Workshop. Brief review of the readings.
Thoughts From the Early Church. A brief excerpt from a homily by St Cyril of Alexandria. The full homily can be found above under the Commentaries on the Gospel Reading” heading.
The Scripture in Depth. Succinct commentary on all the readings.
Lector Notes. Provide brief theological and historical background (usually for the first and second readings).
Wednesday Word: Reading and Reflecting Upon the 1st and 2nd Readings. Written by Father Dom Henry Wansbrough. A renowned scripture scholar, Father Wansbrough was General Editor of the New Jerusalem Bible. He was for many years a member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission.
Sunday Bible Reflections. By Dr. Scott Hahn. Very brief. Does good job of highlighting the major theme(s).
Father Robert Barron’s Homily Podcast. A respected theologian, author and speaker.
Prayers and Meditations on the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Five meditations; one each for the five parts of the chaplet.
St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast Study of 1 Peter chapter 1. Click on POD icon or the direct download link to listen.
St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast Study of John 20 & 21. Click on POD icon or the direct download link to listen.
EWTN’s The Gospel of John. Professor Tim Gray leads several college students through the gospel. Listen to the last two episodes.