Commentaries for the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord

READINGS Note: the Lectionary allows for a alternate second reading.

Today’s Mass Readings.

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING

Father MacEvily’s Commentary on Acts 1:1-11.

St John Chrysostom’s Exegetical Homily on Acts 1:1-5.

St John Chrysostom’s Exegetical Homily on Acts 1:6.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Acts 1:1-11.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 47.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 47).

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 47.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING For alternate reading see further below.

Father Wilberforce’s Commentary on Ephesians 1:17-23. This commentary actually begins with verse 15. It is a pdf document.

Father Bernardin de Piconio’s Commentary on Ephesians 1:17-23. This commentary actully begins with verse 15.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Ephesians 1:17-23

Alternate: COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING

Father Callan on Ephesians 4:1-13.

Bernardin de Piconio on Ephesians 4:1-13.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Ephesians 4:1-13.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Matthew 28:16-20.

Juan de Maldonado’s Commentary on Matthew 28:16-20.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew 28:16-20.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Matthew 28:16-20.

SERMONS AND SERMON PLANS

Homily by Pope St Gregory the Great.  On the text of Mark 16:14-20.

Aquinas’ Homily Notes on Acts 1:1-15.

Sermon Plan: Some Thoughts on the Ascension.

Sermon Plan: Heaven is Our Goal.

Sermon Plan: The Ascension.

Christ’s Ascension a Lesson and a Warning to Sinners.

Commentary on the First Reading.

Why Jesus Christ Went Up To Heaven and What Is The Meaning Of “He Sitteth At The Right Hand Of The Father.

The Feast of the Ascension Teaches and Comforts Us.

Ascension Day.

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