Category Archives: Lectionary

Lectionary

The Irony of “The Lord’s Day”

It’s ironic that we call Sunday “the Lord’s Day” considering what Joel says about the day of the Lord in today’s lectionary reading:   2:1    Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy mountain! Let all … Continue reading

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Examining Our Produce

Today’s gospel reading is Matthew’s version of the parable of the sower.  I wrote about Mark’s version a while back.  The passages are obviously not identical, but the visual lesson I talked about last time works in either case, I … Continue reading

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Augustine on “Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?”

Concerning today’s gospel reading Augustine writes the following: 3. It is written in the Gospel, of the mother and brethren of Christ, that is, His kindred after the flesh, that, when word had been brought to Him, and they were … Continue reading

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“Be Perfect”

Here is an excerpt from the introduction of Holiness is Always in Season by Pope Benedict XVI in which Leonardo Sapienza comments briefly on the last verse of today’s gospel reading: For a Christian, what is true perfection? Christ’s words … Continue reading

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A Prayer from the Didache

This prayer from the Didache seems an appropriate response to the gospel reading for today: We give you thanks, Holy Father, for your holy name which you have caused to dwell in our hearts, and for the knowledge and faith … Continue reading

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Reading Through Our Baptismal Rite

Today’s first reading came from Acts 19:1-8: While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul traveled through the interior of the country and down to Ephesus where he found some disciples. He said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when … Continue reading

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Feast of Justin Martyr

Today is the Feast of Justin Martyr.  Check out this video below:

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