Updated Commentaries for Pentecost Sunday
Posted by Dim Bulb on May 16, 2015
READINGS AND OFFICE: Please Note: the Lectionary for today allows for an alternate second reading and an alternate Gospel reading. I’ve supplied commentary for all.
Today’s Mass Readings (NABRE). Translation used in the USA.
Today’s Mass Readings (NJB). Scroll down slightly. The NJB is used in most other English speaking countries.
Anglican Use Daily 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.” More info.
COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Acts 2:1-11.
COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Ps 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34
COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: 1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13.
St Thomas Aquinas’ Commentary on 1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13. Read all three lectures. English translation in the right column.
Corrected: ALTERNATE SECOND READING: Romans 8:8-17.
COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: John 20:19-23.
St Thomas Aquinas’ Commentary on John 20:19-23. Scroll down and read lecture 4.
ALTERNATE GOSPEL READING: John 15:26-27; 16:12-15.
PODCAST AND VIDEOS:
Pentecost and the Holy Spirit: The Lectionary Readings Explained. Catholic biblical Scholar Dr. Brant Pitre comments on the readings.
St Irenaeus Ministries Study of John 14. On 13-14.
HOMILIES ON THE FIRST READING: Acts 2:1-11.
St Thomas Aquinas’ Homily for Pentecost. A gem. Few of his homilies have survived.
A Homily on Acts 2:1-11. Pdf document. By Father Johann Evangelist Zollner, a famed preacher of his day.