Commentaries on the Daily Readings from Christmas Through Epiphany
Posted by Dim Bulb on November 26, 2016
PLEASE NOTE: Posts after January 2 need updating.
CHRISTMAS VIGIL AND CHRISTMAS DAY MASSES
FEAST OF ST STEPHEN THE FIRST MARTYR
FEAST OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST
FEAST OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS
THE FIFTH DAY IN THE OCTAVE OF CHRISTMAS
THE SIXTH DAY IN THE OCTAVE OF CHRISTMAS
2017: FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY
NOTE: When a Sunday does not occur between December 25 and January 1–as is the case in 2017–this feast is celebrated on December 30 with only one reading before the Gospel. The first link below is to commentaries for that feast. the remaining links are for the normal octave readings.
SEVENTH DAY IN THE OCTAVE OF CHRISTMAS
OCTAVE OF CHRISTMAS
SOLEMNITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, MOTHER OF GOD
MEMORIAL OF SAINT BASIL THE GREAT AND SAINT GREGORY NANZIANZEN, BISHOPS AND DOCTORS OF THE CHURCH
St Thomas Aquinas’ Lectures on John 1:19-28. Scroll down and read lectures 12 & 13.
A Lectio Divina Meditation on John 1:19-28. Prayer and reflection on the Gospel in the Carmelite tradition.
St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on John 1:29-34. Scroll down and read lecture 14.
MEMORIAL OF ST ELIZABETH ANN SETON, RELIGIOUS
St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on John 1:35-42. Scroll down and read lecture 15.
JANUARY 5, 2013
MEMORIAL OF ST JOHN NEUMANN BISHOP
St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on John 1:43-51. Scroll down to lecture 16.
Today’s Mass Readings. Note: There are 2 gospel readings to chose from today. I’ve only posted on the first alternate (Mk 1:7-11).
St Augustine on 1 Jn 5:5-13. Only on verses 7 & 8.
Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 147 in Two Parts:
My Notes on John 2:1-11. On 1-12.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 8
EPIPHANY OF THE LORD