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Commentaries and Resources for Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Posted by Dim Bulb on March 21, 2015

PLEASE NOTE: The we are currently in Year A of the Lectionary and so be sure to click on the appropriate commentaries for the Processional and Gospel Readings.

PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD

COMMENTARIES ON THE PROCESSIONAL READING, YEARS A, B, & C
Note: We are in Year A

Year A: Commentaries on the Processional Reading. Matthew 21:1-11.

Year B: Commentaries on the Processional Reading. Mark 11:1-11, or John 12:12-16.

Year C: Commentaries on the Processional Reading. Luke 19:28-40.

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Isaiah 50:4-7.

Notes on Isaiah 50:4-7.

Word-Sunday Notes on Isaiah 50:4-7.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Isaiah 50:4-7.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 22.

A Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 22. Pdf document. The commentary on the text actually begins near the bottom of page 2. What precedes the actual commentary is a presentation of the various uses made of the Psalm in the ancient liturgies and, also, the various antiphons used.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 22.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 22. Latin and English side by side.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Philippians 2:6-11.

Father de Piconio’s Commentary on Philippians 2:6-11.

(1) St John Chrysostom’s First Homiletic on Philippians 2:6-11.

(2) St John Chrysostom’s Second Homiletic on Philippians 2:6-11.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Philippians 2:6-11.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Philippians 2:6-11.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Philippians 2:6-11.

Word Sunday’s Notes on Philippians 2:6-11.

Haydock Bible Commentary on Philippians 2:6-11.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING, YEARS A, B, & C:
Note: We are in Year A.

Year A: Commentaries on the Processional Reading. Matthew 26:1-27:66.

Year B: Commentaries on the Processional Reading. Mark 14:1-15:47.

Year C: Commentaries on the Processional Reading. Luke 22:14-23:56.

Update:  GENERAL RESOURCES:

Link corrected. Doctrinal Homily Outlines. Gives the theme of the readings, the doctrinal message, and pastoral application.

Lector Notes. Brief historical and theological background on the readings. Can be printed out, copied, and used as bulletin insert.

Link corrected. Wednesday Word. It’s about the Sunday readings, but the document is posted on Wednesday, hence the name. Designed for prayer and reflection, the pdf document ends with Father Dom Henry Wansbrough’s reflections on the first and second readings. Fr. Wansbrough is General Editor of the New Jerusalem Bible and contributed commentaries on Matt, Mark, and the Pastorals in A New Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture.

Link corrected. St Charles Borromeo’s Parish Bible Study Notes.

Link corrected. The Bipolar Crowds: Readings for Palm/Passion Sunday. Blog post by Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma.

Link corrected. Let the Scripture Speak: Notes for Passion Sunday. By Catholic biblical scholar Dr. Dennis Hamm S.J.

Link corrected. Historical Cultural Context: The Passion of Jesus. Catholic biblical scholar John J. Pilch.

Link corrected. Thoughts From the Early Church: Gregory Palamas and St Augustine.

Link corrected. Scripture in Depth.

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