TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
READINGS AND OFFICE:
Today’s Mass Readings (NABRE). Translation used in the USA.
Today’s Mass Readings (NJB). Scroll down slightly. The NJB is used in most other English speaking countries.
COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Isaiah 66:18-21.
Dr. Mark Giszczak on Isaiah 66:18-21. From the Catholic Exchange.
COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL PSALM: 117:1-2.
COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13.
St Thomas Aquinas’ Lectures on Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13. Read the 2nd and 3rd lectures on chapter 12.
COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Luke 13:22-30.
St Augustine’s Homily on Luke 13:23. On verses 21 & 23.
Sacred Page Blog: Will Many Be Saved?. Insightful reflections on the readings from Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma.
Link fixed. Doctrinal Homily Outlines. Gives theme of the readings, doctrinal message, suggested pastoral applications.
Historical Cultural Context. The Gospel as seen in its 1st century Mediterranean context.
Scripture in Depth. Succinct summary of the readings.
Lector Notes. Brief historical and theological background
Thought From the Early Church. Brief commentary from St Anselm of Canterbury.
The Wednesday Word. Time sensitive link. Reflections and commentary on the Sunday readings by Father Dom Henry Wansbrough, O.S.B. He is a world renowned biblical scholar who contributed four commentaries on the NT section of the New Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture (Matt, Mark, Acts, Pastorals), and was general editor of the New Jerusalem Bible.
Update: Video: How Many People Will Be Saved? Catholic biblical scholar Dr. Brant Pitre examines the readings.
Dr. Scott Hahn’s Sunday Bible Reflections. Brief. Does good job of highlighting major theme(s).
Father Robert Barron’s Podcast Homily. From the noted speaker, theologian and author.
St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast Study of the Final Chapters of Hebrews. Click on POD icon or the direct download link.
St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast Study of Luke 12:13-chapter 14. Click on POD icon or the direct download link.
Father Francis Martin’s Reflection on the Sunday Readings (in Four Parts): Each approx. 15 minutes.
- Part 1: Theme on the Universal Call.
Part 2: On the First Reading and Responsorial.
Part 3: On the Second Reading.
Part 4: On the Gospel Reading.