Category Archives: Notes on Mark

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 1:14-20

Ver 14. Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the Gospel of the kingdom of God,15. And saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe … 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 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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Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 13:32-37

Ver 32. “But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.33. Take ye heed, watch and pray; for ye know not when the time is.34. … Continue reading

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Catholic Scripture Manual on Mark 1:8-11

Text in red are my additions. Mk 1:8 I have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost. I have baptised you with water, etc. The Baptist exalts Christ’s baptism, which conferred the Holy Ghost, … Continue reading

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Sermon Plan: The Ascension

These notes can be used for homily ideas, points for meditation or further study. For more resources on the Ascension go here. THE ASCENSION. “Jesus . . . was taken up to Heaven.” Mark 16:19 Ascension Day one of the … Continue reading

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Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 13:21-37

Ver 21. “And then if any man shall say to you, ‘Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there;’ believe him not.:22. For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if … Continue reading

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Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Mark 12:38-44

Text in red are my additions. Mar 12:38  And he said to them in his doctrine: Beware of the scribes, who love to walk in long robes and to be saluted in the marketplace, Who love to walk in long … Continue reading

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Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 12:38-44

Ver 38. And He said unto them in His doctrine, “Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the marketplaces,39. And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts:40. … Continue reading

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Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 10:46-52

Ver 46. And they came to Jericho: and as He went out of Jericho with His disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging.47. And when he heard that … Continue reading

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