Commentaries for the First Sunday of Advent

This post contains resources (mostly biblical and homiletic) for the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite. Resources for the Extraordinary Form can be found here.

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Isaiah 2:1-5.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Isaiah 2:1-5.

Notes on Isaiah 2:1-5. On site.

Word-Sunday Notes on Isaiah 2:1-5.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Psalm 122:1-2, 3-4, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 122. On site.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 122.

Pope Benedict XVI’s Commentary on Psalm 122.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 122.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 122.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Romans 13:11-14.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Romans 13:11-14. On site.

Father Boylan’s Commentary on Romans 13:11-14. On site.

Father de Piconio’s Commentary on Romans 13:11-14.

Bishop MacEvilly’s Commentary on Romans 13:11-14. On site.

Father Rickaby’s Commentary on Romans 13:11-14.

Word-Sunday Notes on Romans 13:11-14.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Romans 13:11-14.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Matthew 24:37-44.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew 24:37-44.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Matthew 24:37-44.

Bishop MacEvilly’s Commentary on Matthew 24:37-44. On site.

Father Maas’ Commentary on Matthew 24:37-44. On site.

Word-Sunday Notes on Matthew 24:37-44.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Matthew 24:37-44.

GENERAL RESOURCES:

Sacred Page Blog: Happy New Year! The 1st Sunday of Advent. Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma’s reflections on the readings.

St Charles Borromeo Parish Bible Study Notes.

The Bible Workshop. Includes some relevant links, guide to Gospel reading, review of the other readings, suggestion for a lesson.

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

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

Thoughts From the Early ChurchFrom a commentary on Matthew by Paschasius Radbertus.

Scripture in Depth. Brief look at all the readings.

Prepare For Mass. Various links, videos, etc.

PODCASTS:

Franciscan Sister’s Bible Study Podcast. Looks at all of the readings.

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

St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast Study on Matthew 24-25.

The Destruction of the Temple and the End of the World. Dr. Brant Pitre on Matthew 23-25.

Dr Scott Hahn’s Sunday Bible Reflections. Brief. Does good job of summarizing the major theme(s) of the readings.

Father Robert Barron’s Homily Podcast. A noted theologian, scholar, speaker.

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