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Commentaries for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year B

Posted by Dim Bulb on April 30, 2016

SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR B
For some reason, in some diocese, the Feast of the Ascension is no longer celebrated on the 40th Day of Easter (i.e., Ascension Thursday), but is now celebrated on the following Sunday. For those looking for resources for the Ascension, see here.

READINGS AND OFFICE:

Mass Reading in the New American Bible. Used in the U.S.A.

Mass Readings in the New Jerusalem Bible. Scroll down slightly. The NJB is the translation for the readings used in most English speaking countries.

Today’s Divine Office.

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Acts 1:15-17, 20a, 20c-26.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Acts 1:15-17, 20a, 20c-26..

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Acts 1:15-17, 20a, 20c-26.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Acts 1:15-17, 20a, 20c-26.

Homilist’s Catechism on Acts 1:15-17, 20a, 20c-26.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Ps 103:1-2, 11-12, 19-20.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 103.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 103.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 103.

St Robert Bellarmine’s Commentary on Psalm 103.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: 1 John 4:11-16.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on the Second Reading.

St Augustine’s Lecture on 1 John 4:11-16. On verses 12-16.

Father MacEvily’s Commentary on 1 John 4:11-16.

Navarre Bible Commentary on the Second Reading. Includes vv. 17-18.

Homilist’s Catechism on 1 John 4:11-16.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: John 17:11b-19.

Fathers Nolan’s and Brown’s Commentary on John 17:11b-19.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on John 17:11b-19.

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Commentary on John 17:11b-19.

Navarre Bible Commentary on John 17:11b-19.

Homilist’s Catechism on John 17:11b-19.

NOTES, COMMENTARIES, BLOG POSTS ON THE READINGS IN GENERAL: 

Apostolic Succession and Church Government. A blog post on the Sunday readings by Catholic biblical scholar, Dr. John Bergsma.

Word Sunday. Notes on the readings along with other stuff.

St Charles Borromeo Parish Bible Study. Notes on the readings used in their parish study.

CHILDREN AND TEEN RESOURCES:

Proclaiming the Faith. Grade school level.

PODCASTS:

St Martha’s PodcastStudy of the Sunday Readings. Looks at all the readings in some detail.

Franciscan Sister’s Bible Study Podcast.

Fr. McBride’s Podcast on Acts. Listen to episode 1.

St Irenaeus Ministries’ Podcast Study of John 17. Actually begins with John 15:9 and continues  to the end of chapter 17. Click on the POD icon or “direct download” link.

HOMILIES, HOMILY NOTES, HOMILY SUGGESTIONS:

Torch. Dominican website. Text.

Augustinian Friends.Text.

Sunday Soundbites. Audio and text available. Brief.

Doctrinal Homily Outlines. Text. Gives themes of the readings, doctrinal message, pastoral application.

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