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Commentaries for the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Posted by Dim Bulb on September 19, 2015

READINGS AND OFFICE:

Mass Readings in the NABRE Translation. Used in the USA.

Mass Readings in the NJB Translation. Used in most English speaking countries. Scroll down.

Divine Office.

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: Jer 31:7-9.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Jeremiah 31:7-9.

Word-Sunday Notes on Jeremiah 31:7-9.

My Notes on Jeremiah 31:7-9. On 1-9.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Ps 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 126.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 126.

A Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 126.

St Albert the Great’s Commentary on Psalm 126.

Pope Benedict XVI’s Commentary on Psalm 126.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 126.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Hebrews 5:1-6.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Hebrews 5:1-6.

Father Boylan’s Commentary on Hebrews 5:1-6.

Word-Sunday Notes on Hebrews 5:1-6.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Hebrews 5:1-6.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: Mark 10:46-52.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 10:46-52.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Mark 10:46-52.

Word-Sunday Notes on Mark 10:46-52.

Pending: Some Brief Notes of Mine on Mark 10:46-52.

GENERAL RESOURCES: sites that usually deal with the readings as a whole.

Sacerdos.  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.

Scripture Speaks. Looks at the Gospel then the other readings in relation to it.

The Bible Workshop. Links to several relevant articles, contains a reading guide to the gospel text, a comparison of the readings, suggestions for a lesson (i.e., homily).

The 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.

St Charles Borromeo Parish’s Bible Study Notes. Notes on all the readings, usually with some background info as well.

Sacred Page Blog: The New Exodus. Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma’s reflections on the readings and psalm. “The readings for this Sunday revolve around the theme of return from exile for God’s people”.

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