WORD OF GOD SUNDAY

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The Feast

On the feast of St Jerome 2019, Pope Francis instituted the new
Sunday of the Word of God, with a declaration “He opened their eyes”.

This web page will present materials and resources for the first celebration of the feast on Sunday, 26 January 2020.
The Bible and Young People

Breakthrough (a Catholic programme from the USA).
Y-Bible for Teens and Young Adults

Godly Play Ireland (Facebook)
Godly Play video resources


Music and the Bible
Ian Callanan
Marty Haugen

Lectio Youth Net

This is a programme of the
Catholic Biblical Federation designed particularly for youth people.

Title: Reading. Understanding. Living.
Resources: Next Sunday

Youth Testimony to “Christ is alive”

Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina (sacred reading) is enjoying a period of popularity and growth. There are many different “methods”, so its a matter of finding what will suit you or your group. Here are some indications:

From this website: click
here.

For more options, try any of these links.

Lectio Divina for kids

Lectio Divina by James Swetnam SJ
Lectio Divina Benedictine resources
Introduction to Lectio Brendan Clifford OP
Lectio Divina Home Page Richard McCambley OCSO

Notes on the Sunday Readings

From this website: click here.

Climate Change and Faith

Laudato Si’
Laudato Si’ Generation
Laudato Si’ for young people
Eco Congregation Ireland
Versions of the Bible

It can be hard to know which bible to take up. These notes may help.

On different translations (under construction)
On different Study Bibles (under construction)

The Codex Vaticanus

The Vatican Library houses one of the most important early manuscripts of the Bible, the Codex Vaticanus.

To view the Codex online: click
here.
On the Codex in general: click
here.



Church Teaching on Scripture

FROM THE BISHOP OF ROME

From time to time, the bishop of Rome publishes a document on Scripture. Here are links to two significant recent documents.

Pope Francis

2019
Sunday of the Word of God (Establishing the feast of the Word of God)

2019
Christ is alive (Letter to young people)

2012
The Joy of the Gospel (Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis)

Pope Benedict

2010
The Word of God (Post-Synodal Exhortation of Benedict XVI)

VATICAN II

1965
Dei Verbum

BISHOPS OF ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND WALES

2019
The God Who Speaks (useful site)

2005
The Gift of Scripture
FROM THE PONTIFICAL BIBLICAL COMMISSION

The Pontifical Biblical Commission publishes position papers and documents from time to time.

Since the Vatican II, these have proved immensely helpful. On their website, the documents are presented in chronological order, starting with the earliest. For the more recent papers, you need to scroll down. For convenience (and also to have them in English), here are links to five very useful studies

2014
The Inspiration and Truth of Sacred Scripture

2008
The Bible and Morality

2001
The Jewish People and their Sacred Scriptures in the Christian Bible

1993
The Interpretation of the Bible in the Church

1976
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