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Commentaries for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C (Ordinary Form)

Posted by Dim Bulb on January 31, 2016

FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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 6:1-2a-3-8.

My Notes on Isaiah 6:1-2a, 3-8. On 1-8.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Isaiah 6:1-2a, 3-8.

Word-Sunday Notes on Isaiah 6:1-2a, 3-8.

Homilist’s Catechism on Isaiah 6:1-2, 3-8.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Ps 138:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 7-8.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 138.

Pope Benedict XVI’s Commentary on Psalm 138.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 138.

Father Ronald Knox’s Meditation on Psalm 138.

St Albert the Great’s Commentary on Psalm 138.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 138.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11. Note that a shorter reading (15:3-8, 11) can be used.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 Corinthians 15:1-11.

Father Callan’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 15:1-11.

Father de Piconio’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 15:1-11.

Word-Sunday Notes on 1 Corinthians 15:1-11.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 Corinthians 15:1-11.

Homilist’s Catechism on 1 Corinthians 15:1-11.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: Luke 5:1-11.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 5:1-11.

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Homiletic Commentary on Luke 5:1-11.

Word-Sunday Notes on Luke 5:1-11.

My Notes on Luke 5:1-11.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 5:1-11.

Homilist’s Catechism on Luke 5:1-11.

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

Update: Video: The Call of Simon Peter Explained. By Dr. Brant Pitre.

Word Sunday. The readings in both and literal translation, notes on the text, podcast, children’s reading.

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: Put Out Into the Deep. reflection on the readings by Catholic biblical scholar Dr John Bergsma.

Christian Leadership Center: Preaching the Lectionary. Not available. An ecumenical site. The focus today is on the 2nd reading.

Glancing Thoughts. Reflections on the 1st reading from philosopher Eleanore Stump.

Thoughts From The Early Church. Excerpt from St Augustine.

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

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