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Commentaries From Christmas Through Epiphany

Posted by Dim Bulb on December 13, 2014

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2014
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.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2014
FEAST OF ST STEPHEN THE FIRST MARTYR

Commentaries for the Feast of St Stephen.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2014
FEAST OF ST JOHN, APOSTLE AND EVANGELIST

Commentaries for the Feast of St John the Apostle.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2014
FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY, JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH

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

MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2014
THE FIFTH DAY IN THE OCTAVE OF CHRISTMAS

Today’s Mass Readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

Bishop 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.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2014
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.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2014
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.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 2015
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).

FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 2015
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.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 2015
CHRISTMAS WEEKDAY
OPTIONAL MEMORIAL OF THE HOLY NAME OF JESUS

Today’s Mass Readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on 1 John 2:29-3:6.

Father MacEvily’s Commentary on 1 John 2:29-3:6.

St Augustine’s Homily on 1 John 2:29-3:6.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 John 2:29-3:6.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 98.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 98.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 98.

Father MacIntyre’s Commentary on John 1:29-34.

Fathers Nolan’s and Brown’s Commentary on John 1:29-34.

Father Callan’s Commentary on John 1:29-34.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on John 1:29-34.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on John 1:29-34. Scroll down and read lecture 14.

Navarre Bible Commentary on John 1:29-34.

A Lectio Divina Meditation on Today’s Gospel (John 1:29-34).

SUNDAY, JANUARY 4, 2015
THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD

Commentaries for the Epiphany of the Lord.

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