Monthly Archives: April 2017

Commentaries for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year A

READINGS AND OFFICE: Today’s Mass Readings in the NABRE. Used in the USA. Today’s Mass Readings in the New Jerusalem Bible. Used in most English speaking countries. COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Acts 8:5-8, 14-17. Father Callan’s Commentary on Acts … Continue reading

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St Cyril of Alexandria’s Homiletic Commentary on John 14:15-21

15 If ye love Me, keep My commandments. Having ordained that when men pray they must ask in His Name and promising that He will Himself supply to them that ask whatsoever they desire to receive, He takes great thought … Continue reading

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St Augustine’s Tractates on the John 14:15-21

Tractate 74 on John 14:15-17~ Joh 14:15  If you love me, keep my commandments. Joh 14:16  And I will ask the Father: and he shall give you another Paraclete, that he may abide with you for ever: Joh 14:17  The … Continue reading

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St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on John 14:15-21

Jn 14:15  If you love me, keep my commandments. Jn 14:16  And I will ask the Father: and he shall give you another Paraclete, that he may abide with you for ever: Jn 14:17  The spirit of truth, whom the … Continue reading

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Fathers Nolan’s and Brown’s Commentary on John 14:15-21

15. If you love me keep my commandments. Now begins the promise of the Holy Ghost the fifth and greatest motive of consolation. But first in this verse, He requires as a condition that they should prove the love they … Continue reading

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Father Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on John 14:15-21

Joh 14:15  If you love me, keep my commandments. If you love Me, &c. Christ here takes His farewell of His disciples, gives His last commands, which pertain to the exercise of the three chief theological virtues, faith, hope, and … Continue reading

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Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on John 14:15-21

15. If you love me, keep my commandments.16. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;17. Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because … Continue reading

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Father MAcEvilly’s Commentary on 1 Peter 3:15-18

This post begins with the Fr. Mac’s brief analysis of chapter 3 follwed by his commentary on the reading. Fr. Mac has included a paraphrase of the text he was commenting on and these have been reproduced here in purple … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on Acts 8:5-8, 14-17

Text in red are my additions. 5. And Philip going down to the city of Samaria, preached Christ unto them. Philip, the deacon (One of the seven deacons introduced in Acts 6:1-7). To the city of Samaria,—rather, “to a city … Continue reading

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Commentaries and Resources for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year A

READINGS: NABRE. Used in USA. NJB. Used in most English language countries. COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Acts 6:1-7. Father Callan’s Commentary  on Acts 6:1-7. Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Acts 6:1-6. Word-Sunday Notes on Acts 6:1-7. Navarre Bible Commentary on … Continue reading

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