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.

December 28, 2008
The Flight Into Egypt Sunday After Christmas The Training Of Paul
December 25, 2008
The Nativity And Incarnation The Eternal Son The Fullness Of Time The Poor Hear The Gospel The Gentiles Seek The King Of The Jews
December 21, 2008
The Genealogy Of Christ Sunday Before Christmas A Cloud Of Witnesses
December 14, 2008
The Parable Of The Great Supper The Ancestors Of Christ
December 7, 2008
Healing On The Sabbath
December 7, 2008
Union With Christ
December 6, 2008
Hierarchs Nicholas And Spiridon Rightly Dividing The Word Representing The High Priest Shepherds In The Church
December 4, 2008
The Martyrs Barbara And Catherine November 25,
November 30, 2008
The Apostle Andrew Including Apelles, Aristobulus, Philologus And Stachys, Of The Seventy
November 23, 2008
Parable Of The Rich Fool The Riches Of His Grace
November 21, 2008
The Presentation Of Mary In The Temple The Earthly Sanctuary Mary's Humility
November 16, 2008
The Apostle Matthew
November 14, 2008
The Apostle Philip Including Narcissus Of The Seventy And Joseph Of Arimathaea
November 9, 2008
Jairus' Daughter Taking Up Our Cross
November 8, 2008
The Archangels Angelic Warfare Angels And The Son Of God
November 2, 2008
The Mystery Of Hell And How To Avoid It The Riches Of His Grace
October 26, 2008
Demons And Mental Illness Demetrios And George, The Warrior-martyrs The Purpose Of Suffering
October 19, 2008
Raising The Son Of The Widow Of Nain Tithes, Festivals And Alms
October 12, 2008
Good Works Fathers Of The 7th Ecumenical Council Parable Of The Sower
October 9, 2008
James The Son Of Alphaeus
October 6, 2008
The Apostle Thomas Including Thaddaeus, Of The Seventy
October 5, 2008
Being Kind To The Ungrateful Paul's Work Among The Churches
September 28, 2008
The Calling Of The Twelve Treasure In Vessels Of Clay
September 26, 2008
The Apostle John The Beloved Apostle Perfecting The Love Of God In Us
September 24, 2008
The Unmercenary Healers Apostolic Work Of Healing Demonstrating The Love Of God Preparation For The Lord's Return Gospels: Matthew 10:1-8 John 15:17-16:2 Luke 10:16-21 Luke 12:32-40
September 21, 2008
The Word Of The Cross - Part Ii Taking Up Our Cross
September 14, 2008
The Exaltation Of The Cross The Cross Prefigured The Word Of The Cross
September 8, 2008
The Nativity Of Mary Loving God First The Wisdom Of God In A Mystery
September 7, 2008
The Word Of The Cross - Part I The Son Of Man Is Lifted Up The Cross Can Be Offensive
September 1, 2008
The Preaching And Prayers Of The Church
July 27, 2008
Panteleimon Of The Unmercenary Healers Apostolic Work Of Healing Demonstrating The Love Of God Preparation For The Lord's Return The Paralytic Lowered Through The Roof Gospels: Matthew 9:1-8 Paralytic John 15:17-16:2 Healers Luke 10:16-21 Healers Luke 12:32-40 Healers Matthew 10:1-8 Healers
July 20, 2008
The Feast Of Elijah The Role Of Prophets What Is Prophesy? The Gergesene Demoniacs And Covetousness
July 13, 2008
The Fathers Of The Fourth Ecumenical Council Rightly Dividing The Lord's Commandments Good Works
July 6, 2008
Serving Two Masters And The Lamp Of The Body Justification And Faith
June 29, 2008
The Feast Day Of Peter And Paul Peter: The Rock Paul's Revelations
June 24, 2008
The Nativity Of John The Baptist
June 22, 2008
Taking Up One's Cross And The Will Of God A Great Cloud Of Witnesses
June 19, 2008
The Apostle Jude
June 15, 2008
Pentecost Drinking The Living Water
June 11, 2008
The Apostle Nathanael
June 8, 2008
Sunday Of The Fathers Of The First Ecumenical Council The Church In Ephesus
June 5, 2008
The Ascension The Second Coming A Man Rules Heaven
June 1, 2008
The Man Born Blind Opening Our Eyes The Church In Macedonia
May 25, 2008
Sunday Of The Samaritan Woman Preparation Of Samaria The Church In Antioch
May 18, 2008
Sunday Of The Paralytic Tabitha And The Samaritans
May 11, 2008
The Myrrh-bearing Women Joseph Of Arimathea And Nicodemus The Seven Deacons And Early Evangelism
May 10, 2008
The Apostle Simon The Zealot
May 4, 2008
Thomas Sunday Early Work Of The Twelve
April 30, 2008
The Feast Day Of The Apostle James, Son Of Zebedee
April 27, 2008
Light Versus Darkness The Right Hand Of Power
April 26, 2008
Deliverance Resurrection Of The Dead The Descent Into Hell
April 25, 2008
The Feast Day Of Mark The Evangelist
April 20, 2008
Palm Sunday The Peace Of God
April 13, 2008
The Tabernacle, Dead Works Humility And Persistence
April 6, 2008
Fasting And Prayer Our Hope The Anchor Of Our Soul
March 30, 2008
Adoration Of The Cross The Priesthood
March 25, 2008
The Annunciation The Humanity Of Christ
March 23, 2008
Healing The Paralytic Body And Soul Angels And Our Salvation
March 16, 2008
Windows Of Heaven The Communion Of Saints
March 9, 2008
Forgiveness, Treasure In Heaven And Judging Others The Forty Martyrs Of Sebaste
March 2, 2008
The Last Judgment Causing The Weak To Stumble
February 17, 2008
Humility Before God
February 17, 2008
Deception Confession And Justification