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 mark.kern@cox.net or write to Mark Kern c/o St. Athanasius Orthodox Church.

December 27, 2009
The Flight Into Egypt Sunday After Christmas Stephen The Protomartyr
December 25, 2009
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 20, 2009
The Genealogy Of Christ Sunday Before Christmas A Cloud Of Witnesses
December 13, 2009
The Parable Of The Great Supper The Ancestors Of Christ
December 6, 2009
Nicholas And Spiridon: Hierarchs In The Church Rightly Dividing The Word Representing The High Priest Shepherds In The Church Healing On The Sabbath
December 4, 2009
The Martyrs Barbara And Catherine November 25,
November 30, 2009
The Apostle Andrew Including Apelles, Aristobulus, Philologus And Stachys, Of The Seventy
November 29, 2009
The Hazard Of Wealth The Rich Young Ruler Union With Christ
November 25, 2009
The Martyrs Barbara And Catherine
November 22, 2009
Parable Of The Rich Fool Jew And Gentile: Fellow Citizens
November 21, 2009
The Presentation Of Mary In The Temple The Earthly Sanctuary Mary's Humility
November 16, 2009
The Apostle Matthew
November 15, 2009
The Good Samaritan The Riches Of His Grace
November 14, 2009
The Apostle Philip Including Narcissus Of The Seventy And Joseph Of Arimathaea
November 8, 2009
The Archangels Angelic Warfare Angels And The Son Of God Jairus' Daughter
October 26, 2009
Demetrios And George, The Warrior-martyrs The Purpose Of Suffering The Hatred Of The World Deliverance From Suffering
October 25, 2009
Demons And Mental Illness The Training Of Paul
October 18, 2009
Luke And Cosmas & Damian Of 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
October 11, 2009
Good Works Fathers Of The 7th Ecumenical Council Parable Of The Sower
October 9, 2009
James The Son Of Alphaeus
October 6, 2009
The Apostle Thomas Including Thaddaeus, Of The Seventy
October 4, 2009
Being Kind To The Ungrateful Treasure In Vessels Of Clay
September 27, 2009
The Calling Of The Twelve Paul's Work Among The Churches
September 26, 2009
The Apostle John The Beloved Apostle Perfecting The Love Of God In Us
September 24, 2009
Thekla Of Iconium, Equal To The Apostles The Unmercenary Healers Apostolic Work Of Healing Demonstrating The Love Of God Preparation For The Lord's Return
September 20, 2009
The Exaltation Of The Cross The Cross Prefigured The Word Of The Cross
September 13, 2009
The Word Of The Cross - Part I The Son Of Man Is Lifted Up The Cross Can Be Offensive
September 8, 2009
The Nativity Of Mary Loving God First The Wisdom Of God In A Mystery
September 6, 2009
The Vineyard Tenants God's Messengers
September 1, 2009
The Preaching And Prayers Of The Church
August 30, 2009
The "good Teacher" Heresies Of The Resurrection
August 29, 2009
The Beheading Of John The Baptist
August 23, 2009
Day-to-day Forgiveness Supporting The Clergy
August 16, 2009
Our Life In Perspective Faith As A Mustard Seed Increasing Our Faith
August 15, 2009
The Falling Asleep Of Mary The Role Of Mary In The Early Church Mary: A Model Of Humility
August 9, 2009
The Apostle Matthias
August 9, 2009
A Good Foundation Avoiding Wood, Hay And Straw Walking On Water By Faith
August 6, 2009
The Uncreated Light The Servants And The Master
August 2, 2009
Feeding The 5,000 The Bread Of Heaven One Lord, One Church
July 27, 2009
Panteleimon Of 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
July 26, 2009
Strength In Weakness Healing The Blind Men Feast Day For Paraskeva, Unmercenary Healer
July 20, 2009
The Feast Of Elijah The Role Of Prophets What Is Prophesy?
July 19, 2009
The Fathers Of The Fourth Ecumenical Council Rightly Dividing The Lord's Commandments Good Works
July 12, 2009
The Gergesene Demoniacs And Covetousness The Law, Faith And Righteousness
July 5, 2009
Great Faith Healing The Centurion's Slave Slavery And Death Feast Day For Athanasius Of Athos
June 29, 2009
The Feast Day Of Peter And Paul Peter: The Rock Paul's Revelations
June 28, 2009
Serving Two Masters And The Lamp Of The Body Justification And Faith
June 24, 2009
The Nativity Of John The Baptist
June 21, 2009
Doers Of The Law The Twelve Accept Apostleship
June 19, 2009
The Feast Day Of The Apostle Jude
June 14, 2009
Taking Up One's Cross And The Will Of God A Great Cloud Of Witnesses
June 11, 2009
The Feast Day Of The Apostle Nathanael
June 7, 2009
Pentecost Drinking The Living Water
May 31, 2009
Sunday Of The Fathers Of The First Ecumenical Council The Church In Ephesus
May 28, 2009
The Ascension The Second Coming A Man Rules Heaven
May 24, 2009
The Man Born Blind Opening Our Eyes The Church In Macedonia
May 17, 2009
Sunday Of The Samaritan Woman Preparation Of Samaria The Church In Antioch
May 10, 2009
The Apostle Simon The Zealot
May 10, 2009
Sunday Of The Paralytic Tabitha And The Samaritans
May 3, 2009
The Myrrh-bearing Women Joseph Of Arimathea And Nicodemus The Seven Deacons And Early Evangelism
April 30, 2009
The Feast Day Of The Apostle James, Son Of Zebedee
April 26, 2009
Thomas Sunday Early Work Of The Twelve
April 25, 2009
The Feast Day Of Mark The Evangelist
April 19, 2009
Light Versus Darkness The Right Hand Of Power
April 18, 2009
Deliverance Resurrection Of The Dead The Descent Into Hell
April 12, 2009
Palm Sunday The Peace Of God
April 5, 2009
The Tabernacle, Dead Works Humility And Persistence
March 29, 2009
Fasting And Prayer Our Hope The Anchor Of Our Soul
March 25, 2009
The Annunciation The Humanity Of Christ
March 22, 2009
Adoration Of The Cross The Priesthood
March 15, 2009
Healing The Paralytic Body And Soul Angels And Our Salvation
March 8, 2009
Windows Of Heaven The Communion Of Saints
March 1, 2009
Forgiveness, Treasure In Heaven And Judging Others
February 22, 2009
The Last Judgment Causing The Weak To Stumble
February 15, 2009
Repentance And The Temple Of The Holy Spirit
February 8, 2009
Deception Humility, Confession And Justification
February 8, 2009
Humility, Confession And Justification
February 2, 2009
The Presentation Of The Lord In The Temple The Melchizedek Priesthood
February 1, 2009
Sunday Of The Canaanite Woman Humility And Persistence
January 25, 2009
Hierarchs Feast Day Of Athanasius, Cyril And Gregory Also Antony, Basil, Chrysostom, Nicholas, Spiridon Rightly Dividing The Word Representing The High Priest Shepherds In The Church Lepers, Samaritans And Gratitude Zacchaeus
January 25, 2009
Zacchaeus Sunday The Role Of Bishops
January 18, 2009
Hierarchs Feast Day Of Athanasius, Cyril And Gregory Also Antony, Basil, Chrysostom, Nicholas, Spiridon Rightly Dividing The Word Representing The High Priest Shepherds In The Church Lepers, Samaritans And Gratitude Zacchaeus
January 18, 2009
Lepers, Samaritans And Gratitude
January 11, 2009
Sunday After Epiphany The Lord Begins His Work Impact Of His Work
January 7, 2009
The Synaxis Of John The Baptist
January 6, 2009
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
January 4, 2009
Sunday Before Epiphany History Of John The Baptist Preparation For Baptism The Mystery Of Godliness A Crown Of Righteousness