Category Archives: Notes on Romans

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Romans Chapter 3

ANALYSIS OF ROMANS CHAPTER 3 Having convicted the Jews, in the preceding chapter, of grievous violations of the Law of Moses, the Apostle commences this with pointing out some external advantages which the possessed over the Gentiles (Rom 3:1-2). He … Continue reading

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Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Romans Chapter 2

ANALYSIS OF ROMANS CHAPTER 2 The Apostle, after having convicted the Gentiles, in the preceding chapter, of the grossest violations of the natural law, undertakes, in this, to prove that the Jews, notwithstanding their boasted privileges, were no less chargeable … Continue reading

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Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Romans Chapter 1

Text in purple indicates Fr. MacEvilly’s paraphrasing of the scripture he is commenting on. My apologies for the formatting. I’m having trouble with the blog. ANALYSIS OF ROMANS 1 After premising with the usual Apostolical salutation (Rom 1:1-7), the Apostle … Continue reading

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Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Romans 3:21-25, 28

This post includes Fr. MacEvilly’s brief summary analysis of  Romans 3 followed by his commentary on the Sunday reading. I’ve also included his paraphrases of the verses he is commenting on. These are in purple text. Text in red, if … Continue reading

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Haydock Commentary on Romans 8:12-17

Rom 8:12  Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh to live according to the flesh. Rom 8:13  For if you live according to the flesh, you shall die: but if by the Spirit you mortify the deeds of … Continue reading

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Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Romans 8:14-23

This post contains Fr. MacEvilly’s analysis of Romans 8 followed by his commentary on the reading (Rom 8:14-23). I’ve also included the Bishop’s paraphrase of the verses in purple text. SUMMARY ANALYSIS OF ROMANS 8 In this chapter, after inferring … Continue reading

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Bernardin de Piconio’s Commentary on Romans 8:14-17

14. For whoever are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 15. For you have not received the spirit of bondage again in fear: but you have received the spirit of adoption of sons, in which … Continue reading

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Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Romans 1:8-17

Text in red are my additions. Text in purple indicate Fr. MacEvilly’s paraphrasing of the scripture he is commenting on. Rom 1:8  First, I give thanks to my God, through Jesus Christ, for you all: because your faith is spoken … Continue reading

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St John Chrysostom’s 3rd Homily on Romans (Rom 1:18-25)

Homily III. Rom. 1:18. “For the wrath of God is revealed from Heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold down the truth in unrighteousness.” Observe the discretion of Paul, how after encouraging by the gentler things, he … Continue reading

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St John Chrysostom’s 2nd Homily on Romans (Rom 1:8-17)

Homily II. Rom. 1:8. “First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.” An exordium worthy of this blessed spirit, and able to teach all men to offer … Continue reading

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