Monthly Archives: October 2014

Sunday, Oct. 26~Commentaries on the Mass Readings

Commentaries for next Sunday, November 2, will be posted by or on Wednesday. READINGS AND OFFICE: Today’s Mass Readings. Use in the USA. Today’s Mass Readings (NJB). Scroll down slightly. The NJB is used in most other English speaking countries. … Continue reading

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Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Matthew 22:34-40

Mat 22:34  But the Pharisees, hearing that he had silenced the Sadducees, came together. “Silenced.” The original word, “εφιμωσε,” literally signifies, “to put a muzzle on their lips.” The Pharisees had heard that He silenced the Sadducees. From this, St. … Continue reading

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Father MacEvillly’s Notes on 1 Thessalonians 1:2-10

In Bishop MacEvily’s day it was a common practice among commentators to include a paraphrase of the text they were commenting on. I’ve included the Bishop’s paraphrase of the text in purple, with his notes following. 1Th 1:2  We give … Continue reading

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St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 18

TO THE END, FOR THE SERVANT OF THE LORD, DAVID HIMSELF 1. That is, for the strong of hand, Christ in His Manhood.8 “The words of this song which he spoke to the Lord on the day when the Lord … Continue reading

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Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 18

A SONG OF THANKSGIVING AND TRIUMPH THE royal poet will sing a song of heartfelt praise and thanks for the special favours and mercies which God has granted to him. He has been rescued from many perils, and raised to … Continue reading

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Oct 20: Monday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

Today’s Mass Readings. Today’s Divine Office. Father Bertrand’s Commentary on Ephesians 2:1-10. On all of chapter 2. Pdf document. Father de Piconio’s Commentary on Ephesians 2:1-10. Navarre Bible Commentary on Ephesians 2:1-10. Sorry, I could only find comments on 4-10. … Continue reading

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A Patristic/Medieval Commentary On Psalm 100

For those who might be interested in how this Psalm was used in the ancient and medieval liturgies, I have included an appendix which notes various uses antiphons, collects, etc.  This commentary was constructed from patristic and medieval sources by … Continue reading

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St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 100

The following is taken from St Augustine’s Exposition On The Book Of Psalms. 1. Ye heard the Psalm, brethren, while it was being chanted: it is short, and not obscure: as if I had given you an assurance, that ye … Continue reading

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Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 100

A HYMN OF THANKSGIVING ACCORDING to the title, this psalm, is a hymn of thanksgiving, and from verse 4 we see that it is a processional hymn. It was sung as the people were about to enter the gates of … Continue reading

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Father de Piconio’s Commentary on Ephesians 2:1-10

Text in red, if any, are my additions. God’s charity is too great, relatively to us, for it was too great charity to sacrifice his only begotten Son for enemies and sinners~Father Bernardin de Piconio. 1. And you, when you were … Continue reading

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