Bible Study Downloads

These Bible Studies represent our best effort to describe what the Church Fathers have had to say about the Church Lectionary, which has its roots in Apostolic times, and which has a topic prescribed for each given day. It is a work in process; some Studies have been updated recently, while others are on the list for an update. While the Studies are listed by date, you may search for topics or Scripture References using our Search Page. For example, a search on “Joshua” will uncover a number of references somewhere in the Studies. If there is a topic that you would like more information on, please contact Mark Kern at or write to Mark Kern c/o St. Athanasius Orthodox Church.

June 29, 2018

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June 24, 2018
The Nativity Of John The Baptist
June 19, 2018
The Feast Day Of The Apostle Jude
June 17, 2018
Serving Two Masters And The Lamp Of The Body Justification And Faith Gospel: Matthew 6:22-33 Epistle: Romans 5:1-10
June 11, 2018
The Feast Day Of The Apostle Nathanael Gospel: Luke 10:16-21 Epistle: Acts 11:19-30 1st Reading For Vespers: 1 Peter 1:3-9 2nd Reading For Vespers: 1 Peter 1:13-19 3rd Reading For Vespers: 1 Peter 2:11-24 Matins Gospel: John 21:15-25
June 10, 2018
The Feast Day Of The Apostle Barnabas Epistle: Acts 11:19-26, 29-30 Gospel: Luke 10:16-21
June 10, 2018
Doers Of The Law The Twelve Accept Apostleship
June 3, 2018
Taking Up One's Cross And The Will Of God A Great Cloud Of Witnesses
May 27, 2018
Pentecost Drinking The Living Water Gospel: Epistle: John 7:37-52, 8:12 Acts 2:1-11 Pentecost
May 20, 2018
Sunday Of The Fathers Of The 1st Ecumenical Council The Church In Ephesus Gospel: Epistle: John 17:1-13 Acts 20:16-18, 28-36
May 17, 2018
The Ascension The Second Coming A Man Rules Heaven Gospel: Epistle: Luke 24:36-53 Acts 1:1-12 The Ascension
May 13, 2018
The Man Born Blind Opening Our Eyes The Church In Macedonia
May 10, 2018
The Apostle Simon The Zealot Gospel: Epistle: Matthew 13:54-58 1 Corinthians 4:9-16
May 6, 2018
Sunday Of The Samaritan Woman Preparation Of Samaria The Church In Antioch Gospel: Epistle: John 4:5-42 Acts 11:19-30
April 30, 2018
The Feast Day Of The Apostle James, Son Of Zebedee
April 29, 2018
Sunday Of The Paralytic Tabitha And The Samaritans Gospel: John 5:1-15 Epistle: Acts 9:32-42
April 25, 2018
The Feast Day of Mark the Evangelist
April 22, 2018
The Myrrh-bearing Women Joseph Of Arimathea And Nicodemus The Seven Deacons And Early Evangelism Gospel: Mark 15:43-16:8 Epistle: Acts 6:1-7
April 15, 2018
Thomas Sunday Early Work Of The Twelve
April 8, 2018
Light Versus Darkness The Right Hand Of Power
April 1, 2018
Palm Sunday The Peace Of God Gospel: John 12:1-18 Epistle: Philippians 4:4-9 Palm Sunday
March 24, 2018
The Annunciation The Humanity Of Christ The Annunciation
March 24, 2018
The Tabernacle, Dead Works Humility And Persistence
March 18, 2018
Fasting And Prayer Our Hope The Anchor Of Our Soul
March 11, 2018
Adoration Of The Cross The Priesthood Gospel: Mark 8:34-9:1 Epistle: Hebrews 4:14-5:6
March 4, 2018
Healing The Paralytic Body And Soul Angels And Our Salvation Gospel: Mark 2:1-12 Epistle: Hebrews 1:10-2:3
February 25, 2018
Windows Of Heaven The Communion Of Saints
February 18, 2018
Forgiveness, Treasure In Heaven And Judging Others
February 11, 2018
The Last Judgment Causing The Weak To Stumble
February 4, 2018
Repentance And The Temple Of The Holy Spirit
February 2, 2018
The Presentation Of The Lord In The Temple The Melchizedek Priesthood The Presentation Of Christ
January 28, 2018
Deception Humility, Confession And Justification Gospel: Luke 18:10-14 Epistle: 2 Timothy 3:10-15
January 21, 2018
Zacchaeus Sunday The Role Of Bishops
January 17, 2018
Hierarchs Antony, Athanasius, Cyril, Euthymios, Gregory, John Chrysostom Rightly Dividing The Word Representing The High Priest Shepherds In The Church Hierarchs In The Church
January 14, 2018
Lepers, Samaritans And Gratitude Gospel: Luke 17:12-19
January 7, 2018
The Synaxis Of John The Baptist
January 6, 2018
Epiphany Feast Day Of John The Baptist John's Baptism In Perspective John's Baptism Of Jesus The Blessing Of The Waters Baptism Saves Us Epiphany