Monthly Archives: March 2015

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on John 12:12-19

Ver 12. On the next day many people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,13. Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the … Continue reading

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Commentaries and Resources for Palm Sunday, Year B

PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD READINGS AND OFFICE: Today’s Mass Readings. Today’s Divine Office. Commentary on the Procession with the Palms Reading. One can use either Mark 11:1-10 or John 12:12-16. On Mark: Navarre Bible Commentary on … Continue reading

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Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 14:1-15:47

14:1–2 1. After two days was the feast of the Passover, and of unleavened bread: and the Chief Priests and the Scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death. 2. But they said, Not … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on Philippians 2:1-11

This post contains Father Callan’s summary of Philippians 2:1-11 followed by his notes on those verses. AN EXHORTATION TO UNITY AND HUMILITY A Summary of Philippians 2:1-11~ In verse 27 of the preceding Chapter St. Paul exhorted the Philippians to … Continue reading

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St John Chrysostom Homily #2 on Philippians 2:6-11

This is the second of two exegetical homilies the Saint preached on these verses.  The first was posted earlier and, as noted there, is much more difficult than the current one. Have this mind in you, which was also in … Continue reading

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St John Chrysostom’s Homily #1 On Philippian 2:6-11

St John Chrysostom preached at least two homilies on the Philippians Hymn.  The first, posted here, is very lengthy (over 6,000 words) and focuses on its doctrinal teaching concerning the Person of Christ in opposition to a number of heresies.  … Continue reading

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Father de Piconio’s Commentary on Philippians 2:1-11

In this chapter the Apostle earnestly exhorts the Philippians to mutual charity, humility, and fear. He then proceeds to a warm commendation of St. Timothy and Epaphroditus, both of whom he was about to send to Philippi, though not at … Continue reading

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Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 22

THE JUST ONE IN DISTRESS THIS psalm is clearly Messianic. It reads in places almost like an eye-witness’s account of the Crucifixion of Our Lord. The Gospels put the first words of this psalm in the mouth of the dying … Continue reading

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St Augusitne’s Notes on Psalm 22

Text in red are my notations. 1. “To the end,” for His own resurrection, the Lord Jesus Christ Himself speaketh.   For in the morning on the first day of the week was His resurrection, whereby He was taken up, … Continue reading

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St Thomas Aquinas’ Commentary On Psalm 22

The following post contains the Latin and English text of Aquinas’ commentary on Psalm 22 (21 in older bibles).  It is part of the Aquinas Translation Project at De Sales University and was translated by Stephen Loughlin.  The text is … Continue reading

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