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Commentaries for the Third Week of Advent

Posted by Dim Bulb on November 30, 2014

SUNDAY OF THE THIRD WEEK OF ADVENT.
SPECIAL NOTE: Depending on when Advent has started, the normal readings (daily, not Sunday) for the Third Week of Advent may be superseded by the readings specially chosen for December 17-24.  When a Sunday falls during this time period its readings are not superseded. Links have been provided for this contingency.

Year A Commentaries. The time of the Messiah was to be marked by integral healing and salvation (1st reading). In His person and mission, heralded by the Baptist, our Lord manifested and communicated such healing and salvation (gospel). We are called upon to wait patiently for the fullness of the Messianic age (2nd reading), as we glorify the works of God and look forward to the final coming of the Lord (Ps).

Year B Commentaries.

Year C Commentaries.

MONDAY OF THE THIRD WEEK OF ADVENT
If this day falls on Dec 17 or 18 the normal readings are omitted and take from the readings for that date (see the first link).

If this day falls on Dec. 17 or 18. Commentaries for December 17-24.

Today’s Mass Readings.

Father Maas’ Commentary on Numbers 24:2-7, 15-17a.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Numbers 24:2-7, 15-17a.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 25.

Father Berry’s Introduction and Notes on Psalm 25.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 25.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 25.

Lectio Divina Notes on Psalm 25.

My Notes on Psalm 25:4-5, 8-9.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew 21:23-27.

Father Maas’ Commentary on Matthew 21:23-27.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Matthew 21:23-27.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Matthew 21:23-27.

TUESDAY OF THE THIRD WEEK OF ADVENT
If this day falls on Dec 17 or 18 the normal readings are omitted and take from the readings for that date (see the first link).
NOTE: This year this day falls on Dec 12, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The second link is to commentaries for that feast. The links that follow are commentaries for the normal Advent weekday readings.

If this day falls on Dec. 17-18. Commentaries for December 17-24.

2017. Commentaries for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Today’s Mass Readings.

My Notes on Zephaniah 3:1-2, 9-13.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Zephaniah 3:1-2, 9-13.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 34.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 34.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 34.

Maldonado’s Commentary on Matthew 21:28-32.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew 21:28-32.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Matthew 21:28-32.

WEDNESDAY OF THE THIRD WEEK OF ADVENT
If this day falls on Dec 17 or 18 the normal readings are omitted and take from the readings for that date (see the first link).

If this day falls on Dec. 17-18. Commentaries for December 17-24.

Today’s Mass Readings.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Isaiah 45:6c-8, 18, 21c-25.

My Notes on Isaiah 45:6c-8, 18, 21c-25. Only partially complete, will update.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 85.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 85.

My Notes on Psalm 85.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 7:18-23.

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Homiletic Commentary on Luke 7:18-23. Actually, this homily begins with verse 17.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 7:18-23.

THURSDAY OF THE THIRD WEEK OF ADVENT
If this day falls on Dec 17 or 18 the normal readings are omitted and take from the readings for that date (see the first link).

If this day falls on Dec 17 or 18. Commentaries for December 17-24.

My Notes on Isaiah 54:1-10.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Isaiah 54:1-10.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 30.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 30.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 30.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 30.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 30.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 7:24-30.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 7:24-30.

FRIDAY OF THE THIRD WEEK OF ADVENT
If this day falls on Dec 17 or 18 the normal readings are omitted and take from the readings for that date (see the first link).

If this day falls on Dec. 17-18. Commentaries for December 17-24.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Isaiah 56:1-3, 6-8.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 67.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 67.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 67.

Lectio Divina Commentary on Psalm 67.

Father Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on John 5:33-36.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on John 5:33-36. On 31-47.

Navarre Bible Commentary on John 5:33-36.

SATURDAY OF THE THIRD WEEK OF ADVENT
Saturday of the third week of Advent always falls during the period of Dec-17-24. Go to the link below and click on the appropriate date.

Commentaries for December 17-24.

 

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Year A Commentaries. Our Lord came in fulfillment of prophecy (1st, 2nd, Gosp. readings) and became “Immanuel,” “God with us” ( 1st, Gosp.) through his resurrection from the dead (2nd reading; see also Mt 28:19-20). We pray that our Lord, “the King of glory,” will come to be with us (Ps; see also Jn 14:2-3, 17:24).

Year B Commentaries.

Year C Commentaries.

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