Monthly Archives: December 2015

Sermons for New Year’s Day

These links are to specific pages of online books. You can use the site’s zoom feature to increase the text size for easier reading. Appropriate Thoughts For The Last Day Of The Year.  A New Years Eve sermon on Sirach … Continue reading

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St John Chrysostom: A Homily for the New Year (On the Kalends of January)

[Translated by Seumas Macdonald] 1. Just as a chorus seeks the chorus leader, and a crew of sailors the helmsman, so also the assembly of these priests today seeks the high-priest and common-father. But in the case of the chorus and … Continue reading

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Father de Piconio’s Commentary on Romans 1:8-12.

See our developing Commentaries on Romans Page for more. I have expanded Fr. de Piconio’s comments slightly with notes from Aquinas’ Commentary on Romans, along with a few notations of my own. Rom 1:8  First, I give thanks to my … Continue reading

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Book of Malachi Audio Study

The following appears courtesy of St Irenaeus Ministries. Part One. Part Two. Part Three. Part Four.

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Book of Hebrews Audio Study

The following audio appears courtesy of St Irenaeus Ministries. Introduction. Chapter One. Chapter Two. Chapters Three and Four. Christ Our High Priest. End of ch. 4. Excursus on Holiness. Takes a closer look at 4:14-16. Spiritual Milk. 5:11-ch. 6. Apostasy … Continue reading

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Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matt 2:13-15, 19-23

Ver 13. And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Arise, and take the young Child and His mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring … Continue reading

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Father de Piconio on Col 3:8-21

Note: Although the reading is on Col 3:12-21, this post covers verse 8-25. 8. But now do you lay aside also all: anger, indignation, malice, blasphemy, filthy language from your mouth. Not only those graver sins in which you no … Continue reading

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St Thomas Aquinas’ Homily Notes for the Feast of St Stephen, the First Martyr

These notes can be used for points of meditation or for further study. He, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up steadfastly into heaven Acts 7:55 THE name “Stephen” signifies “crowned,” and he  was most worthy to bear this … Continue reading

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Commentaries For All Christmas Masses

Commentaries for the Vigil for the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Dec. 24). Commentaries for Christmas Mass During the Night (Midnight Mass). Commentaries for Christmas Mass At Dawn. Commentaries for Christmas Mass During the Day.

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Resources for Christmas Mass During the Day

READINGS AND OFFICE FOR MASS DURING THE DAY: Today’s Mass Readings. Divine Office. Anglican Use Daily Office. ”Briefly, it is a provision for an “Anglican style” liturgy similar to the Book of Common Prayer as an ecclesiastically approved variant on … Continue reading

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