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Commentaries for the Fourth Week of Advent (Includes Christmas Vigil and Day Masses)

Posted by Dim Bulb on October 17, 2016

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
We are in Year A

Year A Commentaries.

Year B Commentaries.

Year C Commentaries.

MONDAY OF THE FOURTH WEEK OF ADVENT

Today’s Mass Readings.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Judges 13:2-7, 24-25a.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 71.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 71.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 71.

My Notes on Psalm 71:3-4a,5-6ab, 16-17.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 1:5-25.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Luke 1:5-25.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 1:5-25.

TUESDAY OF THE FOURTH WEEK OF ADVENT

Today’s Mass Readings.

Father Maas’ Commentary on Isaiah 7:10-14.

Word-Sunday Notes on Isaiah 7:10-14.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Isaiah 7:10-14.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 24.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 24:1-6.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 24.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 24.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 24.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Luke 1:26-38.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Luke 1:26-38.

Aquinas’ Commentary on Luke 1:26-38.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 1:26-38.

WEDNESDAY OF THE FOURTH WEEK OF ADVENT

Today’s Mass Readings. Note there is a choice between two first readings.

1st reading: Navarre Bible Commentary on Song of Songs 2:8-14.

Alt 1st reading: My Notes on Zephaniah 3:14-18.

Alt. 1st reading: Navarre Bible Commentary on Zephaniah 3:14-18.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 33.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 33.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 33.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 33.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Luke 1:39-45.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 1:39-45.

Father Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Luke 1:39-45.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 1:39-45.

THURSDAY OF THE FOURTH WEEK OF ADVENT

Today’s Mass Reading.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 Samuel 1:24-28.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Today’s Responsorial (1 Samuel 2:1, 4-8). On 1-10.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary Luke 1:46-56.

Pope Benedict XVI’s Commentary on Luke 1:46-56.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Luke 1:46-56.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 1:46-56.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Today’s Gospel Luke 1:46-56.

FRIDAY OF THE FOURTH WEEK OF ADVENT

Today’s Mass Readings.

My Notes on Malachi 3:1-4, 23-24.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Malachi 3:1-4, 23-24.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 25.

Fatheer Berry’s Introduction to Psalm 25.

St Augustine on Psalm 25.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 25.

Lection Divina Notes on Psalm 25.

Some Rambling on Psalm 25. “Off the top of my head” reflections on St John the Baptist in relation to today’s first reading (the Baptist is the focal point of both the first and Gospel readings today).

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 1:57-66.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Luke 1:57-66.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 1:57-66.

SATURDAY OF THE FOURTH WEEK OF ADVENT

Today’s Mass Readings.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:1-5a, 8b-12, 14a, 16.

St Augustine on 2 Samuel 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16 and Psalm 89.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 89.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 89.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 1:67-79.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Luke 1:67-79.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Luke 1:67-79.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 1:67-79.

CHRISTMAS VIGIL AND CHRISTMAS DAY MASSES

Vigil Mass for the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Dec 24).

Mass During the Night: The Nativity of the Lord (Midnight Mass).

Mass at Dawn: The Nativity of the Lord.

Mass During the Day: The Nativity of the Lord.

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