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 25, 2011
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 18, 2011
The Genealogy Of Christ Sunday Before Christmas A Cloud Of Witnesses
December 12, 2011
Ss. Nicholas, Spyridon, Basil, Antony, Athanasius, Cyril, Gregory Hierarchs Rightly Dividing The Word Representing The High Priest Shepherds In The Church
December 11, 2011
The Parable Of The Great Supper The Ancestors Of Christ
December 6, 2011
Ss. Nicholas, Spyridon, Basil, Antony, Athanasius, Cyril, Gregory Hierarchs Rightly Dividing The Word Representing The High Priest Shepherds In The Church
December 6, 2011
Hierarchs: Nicholas Of Myra Rightly Dividing The Word Representing The High Priest Shepherds In The Church
December 4, 2011
The Martyrs Barbara And Catherine November 25,
November 27, 2011
The Hazard Of Wealth The Rich Young Ruler Jew And Gentile: Fellow Citizens
November 20, 2011
The Riches Of His Grace
November 20, 2011
Parable Of The Rich Fool The Riches Of His Grace
November 13, 2011
The Good Samaritan The Repose Of St. John Chrysostom
November 6, 2011
Taking Up Our Cross Jairus' Daughter
October 26, 2011
Demetrios And George, The Warrior-martyrs The Purpose Of Suffering The Hatred Of The World Deliverance From Suffering
October 25, 2011
The Martyrs Barbara And Catherine November 25, December 4, 2011 Gospel: Mark 5:24-34 Epistle: Galatians 3:23-29, 4:1-5 Today's Gospel And The First Half Of Today's Epistle Lesson Are Used In The West In Late June. The Second Half Of The Epistle Lesson Is Not Used In The West. Saint Barbara Catherine Paraskeva Of Iconium Date December 4 November 25
October 23, 2011
Demons And Mental Illness The Training Of Paul & James The Lord's Brother
October 16, 2011
Good Works Fathers Of The 7th Ecumenical Council Parable Of The Sower
October 9, 2011
Holiness Raising The Son Of The Widow Of Nain
October 9, 2011
James The Son Of Alphaeus
October 6, 2011
The Apostle Thomas Including Thaddaeus, Of The Seventy
October 2, 2011
Paul's Work Among The Churches The Martyr Euphemia
September 26, 2011
The Apostle John The Beloved Apostle Perfecting The Love Of God In Us
September 25, 2011
The Calling Of The Twelve Treasure In Vessels Of Clay
September 24, 2011
Thekla Of The Unmercenary Healers Apostolic Work Of Healing Demonstrating The Love Of God Preparation For The Lord's Return
September 18, 2011
The Word Of The Cross - Part Ii Taking Up Our Cross
September 14, 2011
The Exaltation Of The Cross The Cross Prefigured The Word Of The Cross
September 11, 2011
The Word Of The Cross - Part I The Son Of Man Is Lifted Up The Cross Can Be Offensive
September 8, 2011
The Nativity Of Mary Loving God First The Wisdom Of God In A Mystery
September 4, 2011
The "good Teacher" Heresies Of The Resurrection
September 1, 2011
The Preaching And Prayers Of The Church
August 29, 2011
The Beheading Of John The Baptist
August 28, 2011
Day-to-day Forgiveness Supporting The Clergy
August 21, 2011
Our Life In Perspective Faith As A Mustard Seed Increasing Our Faith
August 15, 2011
The Falling Asleep Of Mary The Role Of Mary In The Early Church Mary: A Model Of Humility
August 14, 2011
A Good Foundation Avoiding Wood, Hay And Straw Walking On Water By Faith
August 9, 2011
The Apostle Matthias
August 7, 2011
Feeding The 5,000 The Bread Of Heaven One Lord, One Church
August 6, 2011
The Uncreated Light The Servants And The Master
July 31, 2011
Strength In Weakness Our Conscience Healing The Blind Men
July 24, 2011
Sacrifice The Paralytic Lowered Through The Roof
July 20, 2011
The Feast Of Elijah The Role Of Prophets What Is Prophesy?
July 17, 2011
The Fathers Of The Fourth Ecumenical Council Rightly Dividing The Lord's Commandments Good Works
July 10, 2011
Great Faith Healing The Centurion's Slave Slavery And Death Joseph Of Damascus
July 3, 2011
Serving Two Masters And The Lamp Of The Body Justification And Faith
July 1, 2011
Cosmas & Damian, The Unmercenary Healers Apostolic Work Of Healing Demonstrating The Love Of God Preparation For The Lord's Return
June 29, 2011
The Feast Day Of Peter And Paul Peter: The Rock Paul's Revelations
June 26, 2011
Doers Of The Law The Twelve Accept Apostleship
June 24, 2011
The Nativity Of John The Baptist
June 19, 2011
Taking Up One's Cross And The Will Of God A Great Cloud Of Witnesses
June 12, 2011
Pentecost Drinking The Living Water
June 11, 2011
The Feast Day Of The Apostle Nathanael
June 5, 2011
Sunday Of The Fathers Of The First Ecumenical Council The Church In Ephesus
June 2, 2011
The Ascension The Second Coming A Man Rules Heaven
May 29, 2011
The Man Born Blind Opening Our Eyes The Church In Macedonia
May 22, 2011
Sunday Of The Samaritan Woman Preparation Of Samaria The Church In Antioch
May 15, 2011
Sunday Of The Paralytic Tabitha And The Samaritans
May 10, 2011
The Apostle Simon The Zealot
May 8, 2011
The Myrrh-bearing Women Joseph Of Arimathea And Nicodemus The Seven Deacons And Early Evangelism
May 1, 2011
Thomas Sunday Early Work Of The Twelve
April 30, 2011
The Feast Day Of The Apostle James, Son Of Zebedee
April 25, 2011
The Feast Day Of Mark The Evangelist
April 24, 2011
Light Versus Darkness The Right Hand Of Power
April 23, 2011
Holy Saturday Deliverance And The Descent Into Hell The Climax Of Christ's Mission Resurrection Of The Dead
April 22, 2011
Good Friday First Hour Prayers Judas' Remorse The Trial Before Pontius Pilate
April 21, 2011
Holy Thursday Matins The Hebrew Feast Days Of Passover The Arrest Of Jesus And Preceding Events
April 20, 2011
Holy Wednesday Bridegroom Matins Jesus Glorified By The Cross
April 19, 2011
Holy Tuesday Bridegroom Matins Challenges To Jesus
April 18, 2011
Holy Monday Bridegroom Matins Parables About The Rejection Of The Son Of God
April 17, 2011
Palm Sunday The Peace Of God
April 10, 2011
The Tabernacle, Dead Works Humility And Persistence
April 3, 2011
Fasting And Prayer Our Hope The Anchor Of Our Soul
March 27, 2011
Adoration Of The Cross The Priesthood
March 25, 2011
The Annunciation The Humanity Of Christ
March 20, 2011
Healing The Paralytic Body And Soul Angels And Our Salvation
March 13, 2011
Windows Of Heaven The Communion Of Saints
March 6, 2011
Forgiveness, Treasure In Heaven Judging Others
February 27, 2011
The Last Judgment Causing The Weak To Stumble
February 20, 2011
Repentance The Temple Of The Holy Spirit
February 13, 2011
Humility, Confession And Justification
February 13, 2011
Deception Humility, Confession And Justification
February 6, 2011
Holiness
February 2, 2011
The Presentation Of The Lord In The Temple The Melchizedek Priesthood
January 25, 2011
Ss. Nicholas, Spyridon, Basil, Antony, Athanasius, Cyril, Gregory Hierarchs Rightly Dividing The Word Representing The High Priest Shepherds In The Church
January 23, 2011
Blind Bartimaeus Of Jericho Lord Have Mercy
January 18, 2011
Ss. Nicholas, Spyridon, Basil, Antony, Athanasius, Cyril, Gregory Hierarchs Rightly Dividing The Word Representing The High Priest Shepherds In The Church
January 17, 2011
Ss. Nicholas, Spyridon, Basil, Antony, Athanasius, Cyril, Gregory Hierarchs Rightly Dividing The Word Representing The High Priest Shepherds In The Church
January 16, 2011
Lepers, Samaritans And Gratitude The Ancestors Of Christ
January 9, 2011
Sunday After Epiphany The Lord Begins His Work Impact Of His Work
January 6, 2011
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 2, 2011
Sunday Before Epiphany History Of John The Baptist Preparation For Baptism The Mystery Of Godliness A Crown Of Righteousness
December 31, 1969
Ss. Nicholas, Spyridon, Basil, Antony, Athanasius, Cyril, Gregory HIERARCHS Rightly Dividing the Word Representing the High Priest Shepherds in the Church
December 31, 1969
Ss. Nicholas, Spyridon, Basil, Antony, Athanasius, Cyril, Gregory Hierarchs Rightly Dividing The Word Representing The High Priest Shepherds In The Church
December 31, 1969
Zacchaeus Sunday The Role Of Bishops