Category Archives: Notes on John

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Homiletic Commentary on John 17:11b-19

This post includes commentary on all of verse 19 11 Holy Father, keep them in Thy Name which Thou hast given Me, that they may be one, even as We are. He still preserves the blending of two things into … Continue reading

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Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on John 17:11-19

ANALYSIS OF JOHN CHAPTER SEVENTEEN In this chapter, we have the solemn prayer addressed to His heavenly Father, by our Lord when about to enter on His Sacred Passion. 1st. For Himself, to receive due glory in compensation for His … Continue reading

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Father Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on John 15:9-17

Joh 15:9  As the Father hath loved me, I also have loved you. Abide in my love. As the Father hath loved Me, &c.—This is the sixth reason by which Christ stirs his disciples up to persevere in Him and … Continue reading

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St Thomas Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on John 15:8-17

Ver 8. Herein is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall you be my disciples.9. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you: continue in my love.10. If you keep my commandments, you shall … Continue reading

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St Cyril of Alexandria’s Homiletic Commentary on John 15:9-17

9, 10 Even as the Father hath loved Me, I also have loved you: abide ye in My love. If ye keep My commandments, ye abide in My love; even as I have kept My Father s commandments and abide … Continue reading

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St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on John 15:9-17

John 15:9. “As the Father hath loved Me, so have I loved you.”Here at length He speaketh in a more human manner, for this, as spoken to men, has its peculiar force. Since what a measure of love did He … Continue reading

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Father MacIntyre’s Commentary on John 15:1-8

In that part of the discourse just finished our Lord had raised the thoughts of the Apostles to heaven, and had opened to their gaze a vision of Himself exalted in power, and using that power for their guidance and … Continue reading

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Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on John 15:1-8

Ver 1. I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.2. Every branch in me that bears not fruit he takes away: and every branch that bears fruit, he purges it, that it may bring forth more fruit.3. … Continue reading

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Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on John 15:1-8

Joh 15:1  I am the true vine: and my Father is the husbandman. I am the true Vine. The Greek has a double art. ή άμπελος ή α̉ληθινὴ, “the vine the true.” The Syriac is, “I am that vine of … Continue reading

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St Augustine’s Tractate 80: on John 15:1-8

Tractate 80 on John 15:1-3~This passage of the Gospel, brethren, where the Lord calls Himself the vine, and His disciples the branches, declares in so many words that the Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,(1 Tim 2:5) … Continue reading

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