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Commentaries and Resources for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year B (With Scrutinies)

Posted by Dim Bulb on March 18, 2015

FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT, YEAR B

READINGS AND OFFICE: The Scrutiny Readings and commentaries are listed further down, just before the section on the Extraordinary Form.

Mass Readings From The NABRE. The translation used in the USA.

Mass Readings From the New Jerusalem Bible. The NJB is used in most other English speaking countries.

Today’s Divine Office.

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Jeremiah 31:31-34.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Jeremiah 31:31-34.

Word Sunday’s Notes on Jeremiah 31:31-34.

Catechism on Jeremiah 31:31-34.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 14-15.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 51.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 51.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 51.

St John Fisher’s Homiletic Commentary on Psalm 51. Psalm number 50 in the Septuagint numbering and in the translation used by Fisher. The commentary in in two parts.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 51.

Word Sunday’s Notes on Today’s Psalm (51).

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Hebrews 5:7-9.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Hebrew 5:7-9.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Hebrews 5:7-9.

Word Sunday’s Notes on the Second Reading Hebrews 5:7-9.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Hebrews 5:7-9.

Homilist’s Catechism on Hebrews 5:7-9.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: John 12:20-33.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on John 12:20-33.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on John 12:20-33.

Word Sunday’s Notes on John 12:20-33.

Navarre Bible Commentary on John 12:20-33.

Homilist’s Catechism on John 12:20-33.

BLOG POSTS, PODCAST AND VIDEO STUDIES,  COMMENTARIES, HOMILIES:

Update: The Sacred Page: A Grain of Wheat Falls and Dies. Comments and reflections by Catholic biblical scholar Dr. Michael Barber.

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

Franciscan Sisters Bible Study Podcast. Looks at all the readings. This Sunday’s Study not yet posted.

EWTN’s Podcast Study of John. Listen to episode 10.

St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast on Hebrews. Studies Heb 4:14-5:10.

Dr. Scott Hahn’s Podcast. Very brief, does good job of highlighting the major theme(s).

Fr. Robert Barron’s Podcast Homily. A well known theologian, author, speaker.

TEXT HOMILIES AND PREPARATIONS:

Sacerdos. Gives the theme of the readings, the doctrinal message, and pastoral applications.

Lection Notes. Very brief.

Lector’s Notes. Different from the last link. Gives historical and theological background.

SCRUTINY READINGS:
the Sunday Readings of Year A are used.

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Ezekiel 37:12-14.

Word-Sunday Notes on Ezekiel 37:12-14.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Ezekiel 37:12-14.

Pending: My Notes on Ezekiel 37:12-14.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 130.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 130.

Pope Benedict XVI’s Commentary on Psalm 130.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 130.

Word Sunday Notes on Psalm 130.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Romans 8:8-11.

Father Boylan’s Commentary  on Romans 8:8-11.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Romans 8:8-11.

Father de Piconio’s Commentary on Romans 8:8-11. On 5-11.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Romans 8:8-11. On 8-17.

Word-Sunday Notes on Romans 8:8-11.

Pending: Father Rickaby’s Commentary on Romans 8:8-11.

Pending: Father Boylan’s Commentary on Romans 8:8-11.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Romans 8:8-11.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: John 11:1-45 (or 11:3-7, 17, 20-27, 33b-45).

Father MacIntyre’s Commentary on John 11:1-45.

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Commentary on John 11:1-45.

Pending: Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on John 11:1-45.

Pending: Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on John 11:1-45.

Word-Sunday Notes on John 11:3-7, 17, 20-27, 33b-45. Short reading.

Navarre Bible Commentary on John 11:1-45.

Numerous Artwork Depicting the Raising of Lazarus. Depicting the subject of the Gospel reading.

A Structural Outline of John 11.

Life Themes in the Gospel of John.

The Story of the Raising of Lazarus. Interesting article from Catholic biblical scholar Michael Barber.

Lazarus, Resurrection & Restoration. By the same author as the previous link.

I Am the Resurrection and the Life. From the blog Speaking Of Scripture. This blog was started by the editors of the CATHOLIC COMMENTARY ON SACRED SCRIPTURE, a new series of commentaries on the NT. You can find the product page for this series here.

Lazarus’ resuscitation compared to Jesus’ Resurrection. From the New Theological Movement blog.

Sermon Excerpt from St Peter Chrysologus. On the raising of Lazarus.

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