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Commentaries for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Year C

Posted by Dim Bulb on May 17, 2016

SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY

READINGS AND OFFICE:

Today’s Mass Readings (NABRE). Translation used in the USA.

Today’s Mass Readings (NJB). Scroll down slightly. The NJB is used in most other English speaking countries.

Today’s 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: Proverbs 8:22-31.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Proverbs 8:22-31.

Word Sunday Notes on Proverbs 8:22-31.

Homilist’s Catechism on Proverbs 8:22-31.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 8:4-5, 6-7, 8-9.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 8.

Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 8. Whole psalm.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 8. Whole psalm.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 8. Whole psalm.

Father Tauton’s Commentary on Psalm 8. Whole psalm.

My Notes on Psalm 8. Whole psalm.

Word Sunday Notes on Psalm 8. Whole psalm.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Romans 5:1-5.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Romans 5:1-5.

Father de Piconio’s Commentary on Romans 5:1-5.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Romans 5:1-5. On all of ch. 5.

Aquinas’ Lecture on Romans 5:1-5. Pdf document. Type the numbers 196 into the page box (next to the two encircled arrows) and press the enter key on your keyboard. This will take you to the page on which the lecture begins.

Word Sunday Notes on Romans 5:1-5.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Romans 5:1-5.

Homilist’s Catechism on Romans 5:1-5.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: John 16:12-15.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on John 16:12-15.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on John 16:12-15.

St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on John 16:12-15. On 4-15 but I’ve highlighted verses 12-15 with purple text.

St Augustine’s Tractates on John 16:12-15.

Navarre Bible Commentary on John 16:12-15.

Word Sunday Notes on John 16:12-15.

Homilist’s Catechism on John 16:12-15.

PODCASTS:

Dr. Scott Hahn’s Podcast. Brief. Highlights major theme(s) of the readings. Text available.

St Martha’s Study of the Sunday Readings Podcast. Not the normal presenter.

St Martha’s Reflections. Fairly brief.

Franciscan Sister’s Bible Study Podcast. I’ve linked to the archive page. The podcasts are usually posted on Thursday.

St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast on Romans 5. Click on the POD icon or the direct download link.

Father Robert Barron’s Podcast Homily. From a noted theologian and lecturer.

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Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 8

Posted by Dim Bulb on May 17, 2016

MAN S LITTLENESS AND GREATNESS

THE glory of God, as shown forth in nature and in man, is the theme of this poem. God s wondrous greatness can every where be seen. It is reflected especially in the heavens. When it is hymned by infant lips it disarms the enemies of God. Over against the great glory of God, man appears so trifling that it is strange that God should give any thought to him. Yet God has taken such deep interest in him, that He has given him a greatness far above that of nature, a greatness only less than divine. This kindness of God towards man only serves to show forth more fully His greatness. The poem ends with the same awestruck confession of God s glory with which it began.

The song seems to be a song of the vintage season. The glory of the nightly heavens is so emphasised that we may, perhaps, suppose that it was sung in the night time. Possibly it was sung during a night-watch in the Temple during the feast of Tabernacles. It may have been composed by David as a jneditation on the glory of God, without any reference to liturgical use. The appropriation to a vintage-festival, like Tabernacles, implied in Pro torcularibus, is not necessarily Davidic.

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