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Commentaries for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Posted by Dim Bulb on January 2, 2016

SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR C

READINGS AND OFFICE:

Today’s Mass Readings. Used in the USA.

Mass Readings in the NJB Translation. Scroll down. Used in most English speaking countries. For some reason the site has the Gospel reading before the second reading.

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: Isaiah 62:1-5.

My Notes on Isaiah 62:1-5.

Link fixed: Navarre Bible Commentary on Isaiah 62:1-5.

Homilist’s Catechism on Isaiah 62:1-5.

Brief Notes on Isaiah 56-66.

Word-Sunday Notes on Isaiah 62:1-5.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Ps 96:1-2, 2-3, 7-8, 9-10.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 96.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 96.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 96.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 96.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: 1 Cor 12:4-11.

Father Callan’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 12:4-11. On 1-11.

Haydock Bible Commentary on 1 Corinthians 12:4-11. On 1-11.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 12:4-11. On 2-11.

Father de Piconio’s Commentary on 1 Cor 12:4-11. On entire chapter.

Link fixed: Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 Cor 12:4-11.

Word-Sunday Notes on 1 Corinthians 12:4-11.

Homilist’s Catechism on 1 Cor 12:4-11.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: John 2:1-11.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on John 2:1-11.

Father MacRory’s Commentary on John 2:1-11.

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Commentary on John 2:1-11.

Aquinas’ Lecture on John 2:1-11. Not to be confused with the Catena.

My Notes on John 2:1-11. On 1-12.

Link fixed: Navarre Bible Commentary on John 2:1-11.

Homilist’s Catechism on John 2:1-11.

GENERAL RESOURCES: sites that usually deal with the readings as a whole (with some occasional specialty studies).

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

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: Jesus, The Bridegroom Revealed. Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma reflects on the readings.

Glancing Thoughts. Reflections on the 2nd reading from philosopher Eleanore Stump.

Thoughts From The Early Church. Excerpt from St Maximus of Turin.

Scripture In Depth. Succinct summary of the readings and their relation to one another.

Pending: PODCASTS:

HOMILIES ON THE GOSPEL:

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