Comments

Commentaries on the Revised Common Lectionary

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Serving the on-line community since 1996


Saint Dominic contemplating the Scriptures

Saint Dominic
contemplating the Scriptures

Comments are designed as brief commentaries on the readings from the Revised Common Lectionary suitable for any adult who wants to understand the lessons for the week. Each lesson has a brief commentary, with a link to the biblical text, and a brief outline of the whole biblical book.

Each week, we offer:

  • Comments - a commentary on the readings for the week;
  • Introductions - short introductions to the readings for use in the liturgy;
  • Clippings - more technical information on each reading.

Now on-line

  • Next week: First Sunday after Christmas - December 28, 2014
  • Three sets are available for Christmas: Set I, Set II, and Set III
  • This week: Fourth Sunday of Advent - December 21, 2014
  • Last week: Third Sunday of Advent - December 14, 2014


Comments site features:
  • For this week, next week, and last week:
    • Comments, short commentaries on the readings,
    • Introductions to the lections intended for use by the reader in worship, and
    • Clippings presents technical notes, as well as some material that might be of interest, but was omitted due to space limitations,
  • Lists by Sunday and Special Day
  • Archives by Date and by Reading
  • Subscriptions to receive emailed links to pages where Comments can be downloaded in WordPerfect, MS Word, Adobe Acrobat or Palm DOC format for distribution with Sunday bulletins, and where Introductions, Clippings and Study Notes can also be downloaded;
  • References used in preparing Comments are listed;
  • Copyright information is available.
  • Book Outlines which appear in the left column of Comments are also all available on a single page.
  • Glossary of Terms which appears in pop-up windows in Clippings is also available on a single page.
  • Frequently Asked Questions respond to queries from our readers and subscribers.
  • Now We Are Six!, an article about the Comments ministry

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Since July, 1996, we have been providing a weekly commentary on the readings from the Revised Common Lectionary. Reader feedback indicates that Comments are used for sermon preparation and group and individual Bible Study. They are distributed in churches and cell groups, shared by clergy study groups and lay preachers, or just read on-line for personal edification.

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Comments is a ministry of the Anglican Diocese of Montreal

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Comments does not necessarily reflect an official theological position of the Bishop or Synod of the Diocese of Montreal. Other legitimate interpretations may be possible.


For more Sermon Preparation and Lectionary resources, see http://www.spirit-net.ca/sermon.html

Lectionary site supplied by Vanderbilt University Divinity Library.

The Revised Common Lectionary is provided by the Consultation on Common Texts.



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December 14
December 21
Christmas Set I
Christmas Set II
Christmas Set III
December 28