Monthly Archives: November 2017

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on John 1:6-8, 19-28

6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. “There was,” etc. The object of the Evangelist here may be to correct an error which seemed to prevail, that the Baptist was the Messiah (Luke 3:15; John 1:19). … Continue reading

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Father Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on John 1:6-8, 19-28

6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. There was a man sent from God, &c. He was sent, as Luke says, (3:1), “in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Cæsar: and the Word of … Continue reading

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St Augustine’s Tractates on John 1:6-8, 19-28

TRACTATE TWO Jn 1:6-8 It is fitting, brethren, that as far as possible we should treat of the text of Holy Scripture, and especially of the Holy Gospel, without omitting any portion, that both we ourselves may derive nourishment according … Continue reading

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St Cyril of Alexandria’s Homiletic Commentary on John 1:6-8, 19-28

6, 7 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light. Having before Explained about God the Word, and most accurately gone through the things whereby … Continue reading

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Commentaries for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year B

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11. Word-Sunday Notes on Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11. My Notes on Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11. Navarre Bible Commentary on Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11. COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 85:9-14. Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 85. Pending: … Continue reading

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My Notes on Mark 1:2-9

Today we look at the prologue of Mark’s Gospel, which is usually identified as incorporating verses 2 through 13 of his first chapter; however, you can also include verse 14 and 15 into it, because they are transitional and, as … Continue reading

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My Notes on Isaiah 40:1-11

This post concludes with some suggested commentaries. These recommendations should not be construed as an endorsement of all they contain. Scripture quotations are from the Lexham English Bible. Copyright 2012 Logos Bible Software. Lexham is a registered trademark of Logos … Continue reading

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Commentaries for the Sunday Masses of Year B (Dec 3, 2017-Dec 1, 2018)

ADVENT SEASON First Sunday of Advent. Second Sunday of Advent. Third Sunday of Advent. Fourth Sunday of Advent. CHRISTMAS SEASON TO EPIPHANY Note: Traditionally Epiphany is celebrated on January 6. In the USA it is celebrated on the Sunday following … Continue reading

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Commentaries for the First Sunday of Advent, Year B

READINGS AND OFFICE: Today’s Mass Readings. Today’s Divine Office. COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Isaiah 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7. My Notes on Isaiah 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7. Navarre Bible Commentary on Isaiah 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7. Word-Sunday Notes on Isaiah 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7. COMMENTARIES … Continue reading

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My Notes on Mark 13:33-37

13:33  Stay on watch!  Be awake and pray, for you do not know when the time will come. (Note: I’m using my own translation) The verse contains three imperatives; the first two emphasizing the need for vigilant watching, while the … Continue reading

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