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Commentaries for Holy Week

Posted by Dim Bulb on March 28, 2015

PALM SUNDAY OF THE LORD’S PASSION

Commentaries for Psalm Sunday, Years A, B, & C.

MONDAY OF HOLY WEEK

Today’s Mass Readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Isaiah 42:1-7.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 27.

Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 27.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 27.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 27.

Aquinas Catena Aurea on John 12:1-11.

St Augustine on John 12:1-11.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on John 12:1-11.

Update: Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on John 12:1-11.

Update: St Cyril of Alexandria’s Homiletic Commentary on John 12:1-11.

Navarre Bible Commentary on John 12:1-11.

TUESDAY OF HOLY WEEK

Today’s Mass Readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Isaiah 49:1-6.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 71.

Pending: My Notes on Today’s Responsorial (Ps 71:1-2, 3-4a, 5ab-6ab, 15 and 17).

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 71.

Update: Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 71.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on John 13:21-33, 36-38.

St Augustine’s Commentary on John 13:21-33, 36-38.

Fathers Nolan’s and Brown’s Commentary on John 13:21-33, 36-38.

Update: Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on John 13:21-33, 36-38.

Navarre Bible Commentary on John 13:21-33, 36-38.

WEDNESDAY OF HOLY WEEK

Today’s Mass Readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Isaiah 50:4-9a.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 69.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 69.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew 26:14-25.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Matthewt 26:14-25.

Father Maas’ Commentary on Matthew 26:14-25.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Matthew 26:14-25.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Matthew 26:14-25.

HOLY THURSDAY CHRISM MASS AND EVENING MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

  • READINGS, OFFICE, GENERAL LINKS:

Chrism Mass Readings.

Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper Readings.

Today’s Divine Office. The Last Supper and the Forgiveness of Sins. Blog post by Catholic biblical scholar Dr. Michael Barber.

Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper. Blog post on the readings by Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma.

Audio/Video~Roots of the Mass: A Study of Jewish Influence on the Divine Liturgy. Scroll down for audio and video players.

Audio~Meaning of the Mass. From the Institute of Catholic Culture.

The Easter Triduum: Entering Into the Paschal Mystery. Carl Olson, Ignatius Press Blog.

  • CHRISM MASS:

Navarre Bible Commentary on Isaiah 61:1-3a, 6a, 8b-9.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 89.

My Notes on the Responsorial (Ps 89:21-22, 25, 27). Includes notes on 20 & 26 also.

St Bede the Venerable on Revelation 1:5-8.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Revelation 1:5-8.

St Martha’s Parish Podcast Study on Revelation 1. Begins with some introductory material. Power Point handout here.

The Apocalypse of St John: A Study of the Book of Revelation. Listen to part one.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 4:16-21. This was previously published and includes commentary on verse 14, 15, 22.

Cornelius a Lapide on Luke 4:16-21.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 4:16-21. On 14-22.

St Cyril of Alexandria on Luke 4:16-21.

St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast Study of Luke chapters 3 & 4. Click on the POD icon or direct download link.

Pope Francis’ Homily at Holy Thursday Chrism Mass.

  • EVENING MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER:

EWTN’s Study of Exodus. Listen to episode 5.

Update. Navarre Bible Commentary on Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 116.

Update: St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 116.

Update: Part 1: Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 116.

Update: Part 2: Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 116.

Father Callan’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 11:23-26.

Link fixed. Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 Corinthians 11:23-26.

EWTN’s In the Footsteps of St Paul. Listen to episode 8.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on John 13:1-15.

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Commentary on John 13:1-15.

Link fixed. Navarre Bible Commentary on John 13:1-15.

St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast on John: The Last Supper.

Christians Leadership Center on John 13.

GOOD FRIDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD

Commentaries and Resources for Good Friday.

HOLY SATURDAY VIGIL IN THE HOLY NIGHT OF EASTER

Commentaries and Resources for Holy Saturday.

EASTER SUNDAY THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD

COMMENTARIES AND RESOURCES FOR EASTER SUNDAY.

NEXT WEEK’S COMMENTARIES.

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