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33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time C
November 17, 2013

Study of the Readings

Ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, et al.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point

• First Two Readings


The Word Engaged

Kavanaugh, S. J.

The End of the Ages

The world, its opportunities and losses, passes away for us each night. Every sunset announces a closing of a day that will never come again.


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

“Present Minded-ness”

A prophet is a spokesperson for God, one who is holy or separate, and one who acts aggressively against sin. He proclaims God’s will for the here and now; the message is very present-oriented. “Repent!”


Thoughts from the
Early Church

Nilus of Ancyra

Patient endurance is the queen of virtues, the foundation of virtue, a haven of tranquility. It is peace in time of war, calm in rough waters, safety amidst treachery and danger.


Preparing for Sunday

Gillick, S. J.

The Church as a company with Jesus has, is, and will stand with Jesus as he speaks the words of justice. If we do not we will fall for the voices which say, “I am he” and “The time has come.” Jesus invites the disciples not to be deceived by those who urge avoidance of the Cross and to go with those people of the world hanging on it.


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

The predictions of persecutions are genuine warnings of Jesus, addressed to his disciples but elaborated in the light of what actually happened to Peter, Paul, James the Just, and others during that decade.