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St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on Matthew 23:1-12

“Then spake Jesus to the multitudes and to His disciples, saying, The Scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat: all therefore whatsoever they bid you do, that do;1 but do not after their works.” Then. When? When He had … Continue reading

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Father Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Matthew 23:1-12

Mat 23:1  Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to his disciples, Then Jesus spoke, &c. Then, that is to say, when, by His most wise answers and reasonings, He had confounded the errors of the Scribes and Pharisees, and … Continue reading

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Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew 23:1-12

Ver 1. Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,2. Saying, “The Scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat:3. All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: … Continue reading

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Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Matthew 23:1-12

1 THEN Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to his disciples, “Then,” after He had reduced to silence His adversaries, and had employed all possible remedies in vain, to effect the conversion of the Scribes and Pharisees; after He had … Continue reading

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Father Maas’ Commentary on Matthew 23:1-12

1. Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes.] 3. Formal rejection of the scribes and Pharisees. Jesus first points out the contrast between their principles and practice, vv. 1–12; secondly, he directly impeaches the Pharisees, vv. 13–39. a. Contrast between principles … Continue reading

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Father Maas’ Commentary on Matthew 22:34-40

Mat 22:34  But the Pharisees, hearing that he had silenced the Sadducees, came together. But the Pharisees hearing. The theological attack. The Pharisees had been overcome in their political assault, but seeing the admiration of the multitude for the answers … Continue reading

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Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew 22:34-40

Ver 34. But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.35. Then one of them, which was a Lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,36. “Master, which is the … Continue reading

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St Cyril of Jerusalem on Matthew 22:1-14 (From his Proto-Catechesis)

Having warned his listeners not to approach the their baptismal instructions-and, by implication, their baptism- out of mere curiousity (section 2), the Saint now tells the story of  a guest who shows  up to a wedding feast in unseemly dress … Continue reading

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St Augustine’s Sermon on Matthew 22:1-14

 On the words of the gospel, Mt 22:2  etc., About the marriage of the king’s son; against the donatists, on charity. Delivered at Carthage in the Restituta. 1). All the faithful know the marriage of the king’s son, and his … Continue reading

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Pope St Gregory the Great’s Homily on Matthew 22:1-14

1.  I remember having often said that in the holy Gospel the Church of God, as she is now, is called the kingdom of heaven, for the kingdom of heaven is indeed the assembly of the just. The Lord said … Continue reading

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