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Commentaries for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year C

Posted by Dim Bulb on October 17, 2015

  SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT, YEAR C

READINGS AND MISSAL:

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

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

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: Baruch 5:1-9.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Baruch 5:1-9.

My Notes on Baruch 5:1-9.

Word-Sunday Notes on Baruch 5:1-9.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Ps 126:1-6.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 126.

A Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 126.

St Augustine’s Notes 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: Philippians 1:4-6, 8-11.

Father de Piconio’s Commentary on Philippians 1:4-6, 8-11. On 1-11.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Philippians 1:4-6, 8-11. On 3-11.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Philippians 1:4-6, 8-11. On 3-6, 8-11.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lectures on Philippians 1:4-6, 8-11. Read lectures 1 & 2.

St John Chrysostom’s Commentary on Philippians 1:4-6, 8-11. On 1-11.

Word-Sunday Notes on Philippians 1:4-6, 8-11.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: Luke 3:1-6.

My Notes on Luke 3:1-6.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Luke 3:1-6.

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Commentary on Luke 3:1-6.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 3:1-6.

Word-Sunday Notes on Luke 3:1-6.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 3:1-6.

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

Sacerdos.  Gives the theme of the readings (off the mark this week, in my opinion), 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. I’ve linked to the archive. This Sunday’s post not yet available.

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: “Make Straight the Paths.”  Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma reflects on the readings.

PODCASTS:

St Martha’s Bible Study Podcast. This episode has a substitute speaker and the sound quality is rather poor.

Franciscan Sister’s Bible Study Podcast.

Father Mike’s Introduction to Baruch. On Lamentation, Baruch, Ezekiel.

Father Mike’s Introduction to Philippians. Philippians-Thessalonians.

Father Mike’s Introduction to Luke.

St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast Study of Luke 3-4. Click on POD icon or direct download to listen. A brief written summary of the talk is provided as well.

(1) Father Barron’s Podcast Homily: Be Ready. From a noted author, theologian, speaker.

(2) Father Barron’s Podcast Homily: Return Home.

(3) Father Robert Barron’s Podcast Homily: The Steadfast Love of God.

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

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