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Commentaries for the Solemnity of Christ the King, Year C

Posted by Dim Bulb on September 18, 2016

OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE

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.

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: 2 Samuel 5:1-3.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 2 Samuel 5:1-3.

Word-Sunday Notes on 2 Samuel 5:1-3.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 122.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 122.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 122.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 122.

Pope Benedict XVI’s Commentary on Psalm 122.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 122.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Colossians 1:12-20.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Colossians 1:12-20.

Father de Piconio’s Commentary on Colossians 1:12-20.

Bishop MacEvilly’s Commentary on Colossians 1:12-20.

Pending: St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on Colossians 1:12-20. On 9-20.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lectures on Colossians 1:12-20. Read lectures 3, 4 & 5 on chapter 1.

Word-Sunday Notes on Colossians 1:12-20.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Colossians 1:12-20.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Colossians 1:12-20. Actually on 15-20.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Luke 23:35-43.

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Homiletic Commentary on Luke 23:35-43. On 32-43. Posted for another occasion.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 23:35-43. On 34-43.

Word-Sunday Notes on Luke 23:35-43.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 23:35-43.

GENERAL RESOURCES:

Sacred Page Blog: Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma’s reflections on the readings.

Doctrinal Homily Outline. Highlights central theme(s), doctrinal application and practical application

St Charles Borromeo Parish Bible Study Notes.

Lector Notes. Brief historical and theological background to the readings.

Gospel Summary with Life Implications. St Vincent’s Archabbey.

Thoughts From the Early Church. From a homily on the gospel by St Bernard.

Scripture in Depth. Brief look at all the readings.

Prepare For Mass. Various links, videos, etc.

PODCASTS: Will update Wednesday evening.

Franciscan Sisters Bible Study Podcast. This Sunday’s study will become available on Thursday. Looks at all the readings.

St Martha’s Parish Bible Study Podcast. Looks at the readings in some detail.

St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast Study of Luke 22-23. Click on POD  icon or direct download link.

Dr Scott Hahn’s Podcast. Brief. highlights major theme(s) of the readings.

(1) Father Robert Barron’s Podcast Homily: March in the Army of the True King. From a noted speaker, author and theologian.

(2) Father Barron’s Podcast Homily: Christ the King.

(3) Father Barron’s Podcast Homily: David and Jesus.

(4) Father Barron’s Podcast Homily: Christ the Crucified King.

(5) Father Barron’s Podcast Homily: An Odd King.

Father Francis Martin’s Reflections: In four parts. Approx. 15 minutes each.

1. Introductory Reflection on Contemplation and Purity of Heart.

2. First Reading and Responsorial.

3. Second Reading.

4. Gospel Reading.

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