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 Acts 6:1-7.

Homilist’s Catechism.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 33.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 33.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 33.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 33.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 33.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 33.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 33.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: 1 Peter 2:4-9.

Father MacEvily’s Commentary on 1 Peter 2:4-9.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 Peter 2:4-9.

Word-Sunday Notes on 1 Peter 2:4-9.

Homilist’s Catechism.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: John 14:1-12.

Fathers Nolan and Brown’s Commentary on John 14:1-12.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on John 14:1-12.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on John 14:1-12.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lectures on Today’s Gospel. Read lectures 1-3.

St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on John 14:1-12.

St Augustine on the Gospel (John 14:1-12). St Augustine preached a number of times on various verses  that make up this passage. Read Tractates 67-73.

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Homiletic Commentary on John 14:1-14.

Navarre Bible Commentary on John 14:1-12.

Homilist’s Catechism.

Pope Benedict XVI’s Homily on the Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Easter.

GENERAL RESOURCES: blog posts, podcasts etc.

Liturgical Bible Study Guide. Brief notes on the readings followed by PowerPoint presentation. I’ve linked to the archive page.

The Sacred Page Blog: The Priesthood of the New Covenant. Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma.

Lector Notes. Helpful suggestions for Priest or Lector, followed by brief historical and theological notes. Usually focuses on the first and second readings which are all too often neglected in homilies.

Glancing Thoughts: Being Small and Being in the Service of the Lord. Brief reflection on 1st reading.

The Perspective of Justice: Mission to Proclaim.

Working With the Word: Focusing the Gospel.

Let the Scripture Speak: Snapshots of the Growing Church. Focuses on 1st and 2nd readings.

Historical Cultural Context: The Way, the Truth, and the Life.

Thoughts From the Early Church: Commentary by St Ambrose.

Scripture In Depth. Succinct examination of all the readings.

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