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Commentaries for the Extended Vigil Mass of Pentecost

Posted by Dim Bulb on May 6, 2017

READINGS: Note: in the extended form of the vigil all the readings and responsorials are read, as in the Easter Vigil.

Vigil Mass Readings from the NABRE. Used in the USA.

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Please be aware that for the Vigil Mass there are 4 possible OT reading to choose from.

First Old Testament Reading: Genesis 11:1-9.

First Responsorial: Psalm 33:10-11, 12-13, 14-15.

Second Old Testament Reading: Exodus 19:3-8a, 16-20b. An alternate responsorial can be used with this reading (see “Alt” below).

Second Responsorial: Daniel 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56.

Alt. Second Responsorial: Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 11.

Third Old Testament Reading: Ezekiel 37:1-14.

Third Responsorial: Psalm 107:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9.

Fourth Old Testament Reading: Joel 3:1-5.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 104:1-2, 24, 25, 27-28, 29, 30.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 104.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 104. On entire psalm.

Lectio Divina Notes on Psalm 104.On entire psalm.


Bernardin de Piconio’s Commentary on Romans 8:22-27. Commentary actually begins with verse 18 in this post.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Romans 8:22-27.

Pending: Bishop MacEvilly’s Commentary on Romans 8:22-27.

Homilist’s Catechism on Romans 8:22-27.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Romans 8:22-27.


Father’s Nolan and Brown’s Commentary on John 7:37-39.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on John 7:37-39.

St Augustine’s Tractate on John 7:37-39. On 32-39.

Homilist’s Catechism on John 7:37-39.


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