Reading the projected twenty-nine volumes of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture fills my mind with the Word of God.  The Faithful have a lot to learn from one another.  The most important has to be the meaning of the Resurrection.

There are to main ways to know that Jesus resurrected from the dead.  The first and most important is the Faithful.  I join with the Faithful struggling with one another on the National Catholic Reporter blog.  There is enough confusion to go around for all.  I also join with researchers trying to find meaning in Sacred Scripture for the present.  Reading what others have had to say about the Word and what others are saying now does help prayer.  The purpose of the Word is enabling the Faithful to pray.

In Acts 5:27-32, the Faithful express their Faith lives in what they are doing before the Sanhedrin.  Their lives are their prayers.  The Faithful bring out the meaning of Psalm 30:2a, I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me, rescued me from dis belief and unbelief.  With John, the Faithful hear every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, everything in the universe, cry out (Revelation 5:13).  In Sacred Scripture, the ear is the seat of Wisdom.  Revelation is especially significant in this new age of astronomy.  In John 21:12, Jesus invites the Faithful to breakfast, something the Faithful can and do do for one another.

 

 

Readings

First Reading:                    Acts 5:27-32, 40b-41

Responsorial Psalm:          Psalm 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11-12, 13 (2a)

Second Reading:               Revelation 5:11-14

Alleluia:                             (Made up, not from Sacred Scripture)

Gospel:                             John 21:1-19

 

Annotated Bibliography

Musings above the solid line draw from material below.  Those disinterested in scholarly and tangential details should stop reading here.  If they do, however, they may miss some interesting prayer-provoking details.

 

 

Acts 5:27-32, 40b-41

Acts 5:28

The English Annotations (1645, 1651, 1657), “Annotations on Acts 5:28”[1]

 

 

Acts 5:27-32

Rudolf Gwalther (1519-1586), “Homily 37, Acts 5:27-32”[2]

 

 

Acts 5:29-33

Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536), “Paraphrase of Acts 5:29-33”[3]

 

 

Acts 5:29

Justus Jonas (1493-1555), “Annotations on Acts 5:29”[4]

 

 

Acts 5:32

Paul Elbert, “Acts 2:38 in Light of the Syntax of Imperative-Future Passive and Imperative-Present Participle Combinations”[5]

 

 

Psalm 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11-12, 13 (2a)

Psalm 30:5

Hieronymus Weller von Molsdorf (1499-1572), “Brief Comment on Psalm 13”[6]

“For God is not the author of anguish but rather of joy and life.”

 

 

Revelation 5:11-14

 

 

John 20:29

 

 

John 21:1-19

John 21:8

Daniel B. Wallace, With Scripture, Subject, and Greek Word Indexes: Greek Grammar:  Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament[7]

 

 

For more on sources see the Appendix file.  A complete set of Personal Notes, dating from the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 14, 2002 to the present, is on the web site at www.western-civilization.com/CBQ/Personal%20Notes. 

 

 

 

The Responsorial Antiphon for this Sunday is I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me (Psalm 30:2a).[8]

 

In the gobbledygook prayer at Sunday Mass immediately following the forgiveness of sins, the Faithful hearing the 2011 Roman Missal can listen for “renewed youthfulness of spirit.”[9]  For a more thorough examination of the illiterate 2011 Roman Missal, go to 1610 Missal:  Thirty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 121125.pdf/htm at http://www.western-civilization.com/CBQ/Personal%20Notes/Personal%20Notes.htm.

 

This is a call for grace that some Black Baptists bring to mind with Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many are forgiven; for she loved much, but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little (Luke 7:47).[10] 

 

Addenda

 

Due to greater responsiveness at the National Catholic Reporter blog, beginning with the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Reading 032B, March 15, 2015, my interest began shifting from annotating my index here, to engaging conversation there.  I am keeping up the Bibliography, but with less comment, as explained below.

 

Raymond Arroyo, “The World Over,” on EWTN uses fear-mongering, rather than the Joy of the Gospel to entrance its viewers.  In the past, Arroyo has responded to my concerns, particularly the Reverend Robert A. Sirico, who rarely appears anymore, with his drivel.  Beginning, May 3, 2015, I intend to begin pointing out, here, the role fear, rather than joy, has in “The World Over.” 

 

By July 31, 2015, I had identified a pattern of attack on Pope Francis by Arroyo.  The attack is on what the Pope is preaching about climate change and capitalism.  In the United States Republicans have firm opposition to such sermonizing, as the forthcoming campaign for the Republican nomination for President will show . . . or not.

 

As, on June 23, 2015, I prepared Reading 110B for the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary time for July 26, I decided to begin reading unread book reviews and articles from Theological Studies for two reasons.  The first is I have already read every article cited in the Catholic Biblical Quarterly.  The second is that traditionally Theological Studies articles have been more helpful to my prayer life.  I also began reading unread book reviews in the Biblical Quarterly and unread sections in Reformation Commentary on Scripture, viz., Luke and Psalms.

 

As of March 20, 2016, comments for April 10 were ready for Friday, March 25.  Were they handed out then, recipients would have a week in which to prepare to discuss the handout the following Friday, April 8, in time for Sunday Mass, April 10.  This means I intend to get ahead in preparation for surgery at an unknown but forthcoming date.  If I ever get three months out, again, I then intend to reevaluate the amount of energy placed into Personal Notes each week.

 

 



[1] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament VI:  Acts, Esther Chung-Kim and Todd R. Hains (eds.), general editor, Timothy George, associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch, (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2014:  ISBN 978-0-8308-2969-9 (print) P 1 Y 14) 67.

 

[2] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament VI:  Acts, Esther Chung-Kim and Todd R. Hains (eds.), general editor, Timothy George, associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch, (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2014:  ISBN 978-0-8308-2969-9 (print) P 1 Y 14) 68.

 

[3] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament VI:  Acts, Esther Chung-Kim and Todd R. Hains (eds.), general editor, Timothy George, associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch, (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2014:  ISBN 978-0-8308-2969-9 (print) P 1 Y 14) 68.

 

[4] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament VI:  Acts, Esther Chung-Kim and Todd R. Hains (eds.), general editor, Timothy George, associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch, (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2014:  ISBN 978-0-8308-2969-9 (print) P 1 Y 14) 67.

 

[5] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 75, No. 1 (January 2013) 98.

 

[6] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  Old Testament VII:  Psalms 1—72, Timothy George (ed.), general editor, Scot M. Manetsch, Associate General editor, Herman J. Selderhuis (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2015, ISBN 978 0 8308-2957-6 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 15) 105 fn. 6.

 

[7] Grand Rapids: Michigan: Zondervan, 1996, 93, 155, 201.

 

[8] National Conference of Catholic Bishops, The Roman Missal Restored by Decree of the Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican and Promulgated by Authority of Pope Paul VI: Lectionary for Mass:  For Use in the Dioceses of the United States of America:  Second Typical Edition:  Volume I:  Sundays, Solemnities, Feasts of the Lord and the Saints (Collegeville, Minnesota:  The Liturgical Press, 1988) 381.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Lectionary.

 

[9] n.a., The Roman Missal:  Renewed by Decree of the Most Holy Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, Promulgated by Authority of Pope Paul VI and Revised at the Direction of Pope John Paul II:  English Translation According to the Third Typical Edition:  For Use in the Dioceses of the United States of America:  Approved by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Confirmed by the Apostolic See (Washington, DC, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2011) 403.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Missal.

 

[10] UMI Annual Sunday School Lesson Commentary:  Precepts for Living ®: 2013-2014:  International Sunday School Lessons:  Volume 165:  UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.), a. Okechuku Ogbonnaya, Ph.D., (ed.) (Chicago, IL  60643: UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.), 2013) 349-350.