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Commentaries and Resources for the Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year (With Scrutiny Readings)

Posted by Dim Bulb on March 10, 2015

Please Note: commentaries on the Scrutiny Readings will be listed further below under the heading COMMENTARIES ON THE SCRUTINIES. In case you don’t know what is meant by “scrutiny” see here.

READINGS AND OFFICE:

Readings from the New American Bible Revised Edition. Used in the USA.

Readings from the New Jerusalem Bible. Used in most English speaking countries.

Today’s Divine Office.

Anglican Use Office. ”Briefly, it is a provision for an “Anglican style” liturgy similar to the Book of Common Prayer as an ecclesiastically approved variant on the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church. The official text of the Anglican Use Daily Office is published in The Book of Divine Worship; this internet site is based on that text.

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: 2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23.

My Notes on 2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23.

Word-Sunday Notes on 2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 137:1-2, 3, 4-5, 6.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 137.

St Albert the Great’s Commentary on Psalm 137.

Pope Benedict XVI’s Commentary on Psalm 137.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 137.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Ephesians 2:4-10.

Father de Piconio’s Commentary on Ephesians 2:4-10.

Father Wilberforce’s Commentary on Ephesians 2:4-10. On 1-22. Pdf document.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Ephesians 2:4-10.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Ephesians 2:4-10.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lectures on Ephesians 2:4-10. Read lectures 1-3.

Word-Sunday Notes on Ephesians 2:4-10.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Ephesians 2:4-10.

Homilist’s Catechism on Ephesians 2:4-10.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: John 3:14-21.

Father Lapide’s Commentary on John 3:14-21. Begins with verse 13.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on John 3:14-21.

Pending: Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on John 3:14-21.

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Commentary on John 3:14-21. On 1-21.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lectures on John 3:14-21. Read lectures 2-3.

Word-Sunday Notes on John 3:14-21.

Navarre Bible Commentary on John 3:14-21.

Homilist’s Catechism on John 3:14-21.

PODCAST AND VIDEO COMMENTARIES, STUDIES, HOMILIES:

St Martha’s Podcast on the Readings. Looks at all the readings in some detail.

Franciscan Sister’s Podcast on the Readings. Looks at all the readings. 4th Sunday not yet available. they usually post on Thursdays.

EWTN’s Poddcast Study of Ephesians. Listen to program 3.

EWTN’s Podcast study of the Gospel of John. Listen to program 3

Jeff Crandall’s Podcast Study of St John 2:1-3:31.

 RESOURCES AND COMMENTARIES ON THE SCRUTINIES

READINGS: 

FIRST SCRUTINY: 1 Sam 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a.

RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6.

SECOND SCRUTINY: Ephesians 5:8-14.

GOSPEL SCRUTINY: John 9:1-41.

OTHER RESOURCES ON THE SCRUTINIES:

Bible Study of the Scrutiny Readings. Remember, these are the same reading used for the 4th Sunday of Lent, Year A.

Podcast Study of the Scrutiny Readings. Originally posted for the 4th Sunday of Lent, Year A. Looks at the readings in some detail.

EWTN’s Podcast study of the Old Testament Prophets. Listen to program 6 entitled “Samuel-Kingmaker/Breaker.”

EWTN’s Podcast Study of Ephesians. Listen to program 10 on Eph 5:3-14.

EWTN’s Podcast Study of the Gospel of John. Listen to program 8.

 

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