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Commentaries for the Fourth Week of Advent Through Epiphany

Posted by Dim Bulb on November 30, 2014

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
We are in Year A

Year A Commentaries.

Year B Commentaries.

Year C Commentaries.

Last Week’s Posts.

MONDAY OF THE FOURTH WEEK OF ADVENT

Today’s Mass Readings. Note: there are two possible 1st readings to choose from.

Today’s Divine Office.

1st reading: Navarre Bible Commentary on Song of Songs 2:8-14.

Alt. 1st Reading: Navarre Bible Commentary on Zephaniah 3:14-18.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 33.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 33.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 33.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 33.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Luke 1:39-45.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 1:39-45.

Father Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Luke 1:39-45.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 1:39-45.

TUESDAY OF THE FOURTH WEEK OF ADVENT

Today’s Mass Readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 Samuel 1:24-28.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Today’s Responsorial (1 Samuel 2:1, 4-8). On 1-10.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary Luke 1:46-56.

Pope Benedict XVI’s Commentary on Luke 1:46-56.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Luke 1:46-56.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 1:46-56.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Today’s Gospel Luke 1:46-56.

WEDNESDAY OF THE FOURTH WEEK OF ADVENT

Today’s Mass Readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

My Notes on Malachi 3:1-4, 23-24.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Malachi 3:1-4, 23-24.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 25.

Fatheer Berry’s Introduction to Psalm 25.

St Augustine on Psalm 25.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 25.

Lection Divina Notes on Psalm 25.

Some Rambling on Psalm 25. “Off the top of my head” reflections on St John the Baptist in relation to today’s first reading (the Baptist is the focal point of both the first and Gospel readings today).

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 1:57-66.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Luke 1:57-66.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 1:57-66.

THURSDAY OF THE FOURTH WEEK OF ADVENT

Please Note: Resources for the Christmas Vigil are listed below under Christmas day.

Today’s Mass Readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:1-5a, 8b-12, 14a, 16.

St Augustine on 2 Samuel 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16 and Psalm 89.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 89.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 89.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 1:67-79.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Luke 1:67-79.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Luke 1:67-79.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 1:67-79.

DECEMBER 25
SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD

CHRISTMAS

Vigil Mass for the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Dec 24).

Mass During the Night: The Nativity of the Lord (Midnight Mass).

Mass at Dawn: The Nativity of the Lord.

Mass During the Day: The Nativity of the Lord.

DECEMBER 26
FEAST OF ST STEPHEN THE FIRST MARTYR

Commentaries for the Feast of St Stephen.

DECEMBER 27
FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY, JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH
NOTE: Dec. 27 is usually the Feast of St John the Evangelist, however, because the 27th falls on a Sunday this year it is superseded by the Feast of the Holy Family which is always celebrated on the Sunday following Christmas. Nonetheless I have provided commentaries for that feast as well (last link).

Corrected/Updated Commentaries for the Feast of the Holy Family. The Lectionary allows several alternate readings and I have not yet added commentaries to these.

Commentaries for the Feast of St John the Apostle.

DECEMBER 28
FEAST OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS

Today’s Mass Readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

St Augustine’s Homily on 1 John 1:5-2:2.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 John 1:5-2:2.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on 1 John 1:5-2:2.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 124.

Pope Benedict XVI on Psalm 124.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Matthew 2:13-18.

Bishop MacEvilly’s Commentary on Matthew 2:13-18. On 13-23.

My Notes on Matthew 2:13-18.

DECEMBER 29
THE FIFTH DAY IN THE OCTAVE OF CHRISTMAS

Today’s Mass Readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on 1 John 2:3-11.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on 1 John 2:3-11.

St Augustine on 1 John 2:3-11.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 John 2:3-11.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 96.

St Augustine’ Notes on Psalm 96.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 96.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 2:22-35.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 2:22-35.

DECEMBER 30
THE SIXTH DAY IN THE OCTAVE OF CHRISTMAS

Today’s Mass Readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

St Augustine on 1 John 2:12-17.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on 1 John 2:12-17.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 John 2:12-17.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 96.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 96.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 96.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 2:36-40.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 2:36-40.

DECEMBER 31
THE SEVENTH DAY IN THE OCTAVE OF EASTER

Today’s Mass Readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

Cornelius a Lapdie’s Commentary on 1 John 2:18-21.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 John 2:18-21.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 96.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 96.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 96.

Father Callan’s Commentary on John 1:1-18.

Fathers Nolan and Brown’s Commentary on John 1:1-18.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on John 1:1-18.

Navarre Bible Commentary on John 1:1-18.

SERMONS FOR THE NEW YEAR’S EVE/NEW YEARS DAY.

JANUARY 1
THE OCTAVE DAY OF CHRISTMAS
SOLEMNITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, MOTHER OF GOD

Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, The Mother of God (Octave of Christmas).

JANUARY 2
MEMORIAL OF SAINT BASIL THE GREAT AND SAINT GREGORY NANZIANZEN, BISHOPS AND DOCTORS OF THE CHURCH

Today’s Mass Readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on 1 John 2:22-28.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 John 2:22-28.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 98.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 98.

A Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 98.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 98.

Father MacIntryre’s Commentary on John 1:19-28.

Fathers Nolan’s and Brown’s Commentary on John 1:19-28.

Father Callan’s Commentary on John 1:19-28.

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Commentary on John 1:19-28.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on John 1:19-28.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lectures on John 1:19-28. Scroll down and read lectures 12 & 13.

Navarre Bible Commentary on John 1:19-28.

A Lectio Divina Meditation on John 1:19-28. Prayer and reflection on the Gospel in the Carmelite tradition.

THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD

Commentaries for the Epiphany of the Lord.

Next Week’s Posts.

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