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Commentaries for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year C

Posted by Dim Bulb on April 27, 2016


Readings from the NABRE. 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.


My Notes on Acts 15:1-2, 22-29.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Acts 15:1-2, 22-29.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Acts 15:1-2, 22-29.

Word-Sunday Notes on Acts 15:1-2, 22-29.


Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 67.

Augustine’s Notes On Psalm 67. On entire psalm.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary On Psalm 67. On entire psalm.

Lection Divina Commentary on Psalm 67.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 67.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23.

My Notes on Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23 .

Word-Sunday Notes on Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23.


St Augustine’s Commentary On John 14:23-29 .

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on John 14:23-29.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lectures on John 14.  Scroll UP slightly to find the beginning of Lecture 6, which starts at 14:22.  Read through Lectures 6-8.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on John 14:23-29.

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Homiletic Commentary on John 14:23-29.

Navarre Bible Commentary on John 14:23-29.

Word -Sunday Notes on John 14:23-29.

GENERAL RESOURCES: Sites which offer commentaries, reflections, summaries,etc., on one or more of the readings in a single post.

Doctrinal Homily Outlines.  Gives the theme(s) 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.

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: Reflection on the readings by Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma.

Living Space. Commentary/reflections on the readings.

Glancing Thoughts: Brief reflection on the first reading from philosopher Eleanore Stump.

The Gospel in its Historical Cultural Context. Briefly examines the gospel reading in light of first century Mediterranean culture.

Thoughts From The Early Church. Excerpt on the Gospel from St Bernard of Clairvaux.

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


Franciscan Sisters Bible Study Podcast. Looks at all the readings in some detail.This Sunday’s episode should be available sometime Thursday.

EWTN’s Gospel of the Holy Spirit (On Acts 15). Listen to episode 8.

St Catherine of Siena’s Podcast Study of Acts of Apostle. Video on chapters 13-15.

Institute of Catholic Culture’s Podcast Study of Acts of Apostles. Listen to part 8 on chapters 10-15.

Institute of Catholic Culture on Revelation. A three part introductory overview of the book.

St Martha’s Podcast Study of Revelation. On chapters 20-22.

Franciscan Sisters Study of Revelation 21-22.

Part 1: A Catholic Study of the Book of Revelation. On 20-22.

Part 2: A Catholic Study of the Book of Revelation. On 20-22.

St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast Study of John’s Gospel. On chapters 13-14. Click on the POD icon or the direct download link.

Franciscan Sisters Study of John 13:10-14:31.


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