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Study of the Readings

Joyce Ann Zimmerman, ed.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings


The Word Encountered

John Kavanaugh, S. J.

Christians cannot be other than a people that honors the body. True, we are quite aware of its frailty and fate, but its ontological goodness remains an inescapable fact.


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Reading this familiar passage from a first-century, Middle Eastern cultural perspective adds fresh insight to a cherished event in Jesus’ life.


Thoughts from the
Early Church

Edith Barnecut, O.S.B., ed.

John Chrysostom

Christ instituted this sacrament at the time of the passover in order to teach us that he himself had been the lawgiver of the Old Testament...


Preparing for Sunday

Gillick, S. J.

God will never give us a gift which will render God obsolete or as only a Spectator.


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

An analysis of the readings for this Sunday.