Monthly Archives: August 2016

Commentaries for the Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR C 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 … Continue reading

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St John Chrysostom’s Fourth Discourse on Luke 16:19-31 the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus

DISCOURSE IV. CONCERNING THE RICH MAN AND LAZARUS—-CONCERNING CONSCIENCE AND CONFESSION—-JOSEPH AND HIS BRETHREN. 1. To-day it is requisite that we should explain the rest of the parable concerning Lazarus. Perhaps you may suppose that we have explained the whole of … Continue reading

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St John Chrysostom’s Third Discourse on Luke 16:19-31 the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus

DISCOURSE III. CONCERNING LAZARUS—- CONCERNING READING THE SCRIPTURES —- THE REASON WHY IT IS NOT SAID, “THOU HADST,” BUT “THOU RECEIVEDST “—-WHY IS IT THAT THE JUST OFTEN FALL INTO TROUBLES, WHILE THE WICKED ESCAPE THEM? 1. The parable about Lazarus … Continue reading

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St John Chrysostom’s Second Discourse on Luke 16:19-31 the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus

DISCOURSE II. CONCERNING LAZARUS —- AND THAT THE SOULS OF THOSE THAT DIE A VIOLENT DEATH DO NOT BECOME WANDERING SPIRITS—-CONCERNING ALSO FUTURE JUDGMENT, AND CHARITY. 1. I was pleased yesterday to see your right feeling when I entered upon the … Continue reading

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St John Chrysostom’s First Discourse on Luke 16:19-31 the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus

Note: the following is excerpted from a discourse preached the day after a pagan festival. The Title of the discourse given by its editor is a follows: CONCERNING DRUNKARDS AND FREQUENTERS OF TAVERNS, AND FESTAL PROCESSIONS IN THE STREETS—-A TEACHER … Continue reading

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Two Exegetical Homilies of St Cyril of Alexandria on Luke 16:19-31 the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus

16:19-31. But there was a certain rich, man, and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, feasting sumptuously every day. And a certain poor man whose name was Lazarus had been laid at his gate, full of sores; and … Continue reading

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Asterius of Amasea’s First Discourse on Luke 16:19-31 the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus

Luk 16:19  There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and feasted sumptuously every day. Luk 16:20  And there was a certain beggar, named Lazarus, who lay at his gate, full of sores, Luk … Continue reading

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Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 16:19-31

Ver  19. There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:20. And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,21. And desiring … Continue reading

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Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on 1 Timothy 6:11-16

Text in purple indicates the Bishop’s paraphrasing of the scripture he is commenting on. 1 Tim 6:11 But thou, O man of God, fly these things: and pursue justice, godliness, faith, charity, patience, mildness. But thou, O man of God, … Continue reading

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St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on 1 Timothy 6:11-16

The following is excerpted from St John Chrysostom’s 17th and 18th Homilies on St Paul’s First Epistle to Timothy. An online edition of the homilies can be found here. Ver. 11. “But thou, O man of God.” This is a … Continue reading

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