Category Archives: Homilies

St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on Romans 12:1-5

The following was excerpted from st John Chrysostom’s exegetical (i.e., explanatory) homilies 20 and 21 on Romans. Rom 12:1  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto … Continue reading

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St Thomas Aquinas’ Homily Notes on Romans 12:2

What follows is not actually a homily, rather, it is a series of homiletic notes which can provide points for meditation, reflection, and further study. The Sermon was originally preached on the First Sunday after Epiphany. Twenty-one of Aquinas’ outstanding … Continue reading

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St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on Matthew 14:22-36

“And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up into the mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, He was there alone. But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with … Continue reading

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St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on Matthew 14:31-21

“But when Jesus heard of it, He departed thence by ship into a desert place apart; and when the multitudes had heard thereof, they followed Him on foot out of all the cities.”3 See Him on every occasion “departing,”4 both … Continue reading

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Suggestions for Homilies, Bible Studies, and Discussion Groups for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

First Reading 2 Ki 4:8–11, 14–16a Response Ps 89:2a Psalm Ps 89:2–3, 16–19 Second Reading Ro 6:3–4, 8–11 Gospel Acclamation 1 Pe 2:9 Gospel Mt 10:37–42 Some Basic Suggestions: Note: Scripture passages below contained within red, rounded brackets (…) indicate … Continue reading

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Suggestions for Homilies, Bible Studies, Discussion Groups for the 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A

Readings and Catechism Links:  First Reading Jer 20:10–13 See CCC 2584. Response Ps 69:14c Psalm Ps 69:8–10, 14, 17, 33–35 Second Reading Rom 5:12–15 See CCC 388, 400, 402, 602, 612, 1008. Gospel Acclamation John 15:26b, 27a Gospel Mt 10:26–33 … Continue reading

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St Cyril of Alexandria’s Commentary on John 6:51-58

48, 49, 50 I am the Bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and died: This is the Bread Which came down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof and not die. Full clearly may … Continue reading

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St Augustine’s Homily on John 6:51-58

“I am the living bread, which came down from heaven.” For that reason “living,” because I came down from heaven. The manna also came down from heaven; but the manna was only a shadow, this is the truth. “If any … Continue reading

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St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on John 3:16-18

The following post on John 3:16-18 is excerpted from two homilies (27 & 28) on the Gospel of John by St John Chrysostom. Excerpt from Homily #27~ Jn 3:16. “God,” He saith, “so loved the world that He gave His … Continue reading

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St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on 2 Corinthians 13:11-13

2Co 13:11. “For the rest, brethren, rejoice, be perfected, be comforted, be of the same mind, live in peace, and the God of love and peace shall be with you.” What means, “for the rest, brethren, rejoice?” Thou hast pained, … Continue reading

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