Saturday, July 21, 2012

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

 The canticle for I Vespers of Sunday (ie Saturday) refers to the dedication of the Temple, reflecting the readings for the first Nocturn of Sunday Matins, from Kings III (aka Kings I in newer Bibles) 9:1 - 14).

For some outstanding contemporary commentary on the current Matins readings to supplement the Patristic readings, can I strongly recommend the notes by Fr Patrick Reardon (he is an Antiochian Orthodox priest, but I haven't come across anything in his work that poses the least problem from an traditionalist Catholic perspective, quite the contrary).  You can find the notes on Sunday's chapter under July 19.

The subject of the Lauds and Vespers canticles this Sunday is the Parable of the Unjust Stewart from Luke 16:1-9, the Gospel reading.

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