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Commentaries for the Vigil of Pentecost

READINGS: Note: in the extended form of the vigil all the readings and responsorials are read, as in the Easter Vigil. Vigil Mass Readings from the NABRE. Used in the USA. COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Please be aware that … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on Acts 2:14, 36-41

Note: This post includes comments on verses 34 & 35. 14. But Peter standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and spoke to them: Ye men of Judea, and all you that dwell in Jerusalem, be this known … Continue reading

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St Robert Bellarmine’s Commentary on Psalm 16

Christ’s future victory and triumph over the world, and death 1 Preserve me, O Lord, for I have put my trust in thee. Which may be supposed to be said by Christ or by any sincere Christian; that is, guard, … Continue reading

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Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Luke 24:13-35

Text in red are my additions. 13 And behold, two of them went, the same day, to a town which was sixty furlongs from Jerusalem, named Emmaus. “And behold,” conveying, that the following was a sudden and unexpected manifestation. “Two … Continue reading

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Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 24:13-35

Ver 13. And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.14. And they talked together of all these things which had happened.15. And it came to pass, that, … Continue reading

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Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on 1 Peter 1:17-25

Fr. MacEvilly provides a paraphrase of he text he is commenting on, these are in purple text. I’ve also included his summary of chapter 1 in this post. Text in red, if any, represent my additions. Summary of 1 Peter … Continue reading

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A Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 16

This post opens with a brief series of “arguments” (in the literary sense, i.e., summaries of the Psalm’s content, intentions, etc.). The commentary then follows. The post ends by indicating the various uses this psalm exercised in the liturgical tradition, … Continue reading

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Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 16 (with notes)

Text in red are my additions. GOD IS MAN’S CHIEF GOOD THE psalmist has found in the Lord his true happiness, for the Lord gives peace to His faithful ones in Israel. From idol-worship and its abominations he turns to … Continue reading

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St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on Acts 2:14, 22-33

 Acts 2:14~“Ye men of Judea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words.” [“Ye men of Judea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem,”] whom the writer above described as strangers. … Continue reading

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Father MacEvily’s Commentary on Acts of the Apostles 2:14, 22-33

Text in red, if any, are my additions. Act 2:14  But Peter standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and spoke to them: Ye men of Judea, and all you that dwell in Jerusalem, be this known to … Continue reading

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