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Year C: Palm Sunday Commentaries on the Processional and Gospel Readings

Posted by Dim Bulb on March 12, 2016

TO SEE COMMENTARIES ON THE OTHER READINGS GO HERE.

COMMENTRIES ON THE PROCESSIONAL READING: Luke 19:28-40.

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Homiletic Commentary on Luke 19:28-40.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 19:28-40.

Sacred Page Blog: The Jewish Roots of Palm Sunday and the Passion (on Luke 19:28-40). Catholic biblical scholar Dr. Brant Pitre with some very interesting stuff on the Lord’s entry into Jerusalem.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Luke 22:14-23:56. A shorter reading, Luke 23:1-49 is allowed .

  • Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 22:14-23:56 in Six Parts.

1. Jesus and the Disciples at the Last Supper (Luke 22:14-38).
2. Jesus Agony, Betrayal, Arrest, Peter’s Denial and Repentance (Luke 22:39-62).
3. Mockery, Trials, Sentence of Death (Luke 22:63-23:65).
4. The Way of the Cross (Luke 23:26-32).
5. Crucifixion and Death (Luke 23:33-49).
6. The Burial of Jesus (Luke 23:50-56).

  • FATHER DONALD SENIOR ON THE PASSION ACCORDING TO LUKE IN SIX PARTS: A Synopsis of his famous study The Passion of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke.

1. The last Supper Luke 22:1-38.
2. The Hour of Darkness Luke 22:39-65.
3. Jesus on Trial Luke 22:66-23:25.
4. The Way of the Cross Luke 23:26-32.
5. The Death of the Just Man Luke 23:33-49.
6. Death and Victory Luke 23:50-56. The scripture text is misidentified as Luke 22:1-38.

  • Word Sunday’s Notes on the Shorter Reading in Two Parts:

Part 1. Luke 23:1-25.
Part 2. Luke 23:26-49.

 

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