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 30, 2012
The Flight Into Egypt The Training Of Paul Sunday After Christmas
December 24, 2012
The Nativity And Incarnation The Eternal Son The Fullness Of Time The Poor Hear The Gospel The Gentiles Seek The King Of The Jews Christmas And Christmas Eve
December 23, 2012
The Genealogy Of Christ A Cloud Of Witnesses Sunday Before Christmas
December 16, 2012
The Parable Of The Great Supper
December 9, 2012
Healing On The Sabbath
December 6, 2012
Hierarchs Nicholas 12/6, Spiridon12/12, Herman 12/13 Rightly Dividing The Word Representing The High Priest Shepherds In The Church Hierarchs In The Church
December 4, 2012
The Martyrs Barbara And Catherine The Martyrs Barbara And Catherine
December 2, 2012
Righteous Living Blind Bartimaeus Of Jericho
November 30, 2012
The Apostle Andrew Including Apelles, Aristobulus, Philologus And Stachys, Of The Seventy
November 25, 2012
The Martyrs Barbara And Catherine The Martyrs Barbara And Catherine December 4,
November 21, 2012
The Presentation Of Mary In The Temple The Earthly Sanctuary Mary's Humility The Presentation Of Mary In The Temple
November 18, 2012
Parable Of The Rich Fool Jew And Gentile: Fellow Citizens
November 16, 2012
The Apostle Matthew
November 14, 2012
The Apostle Philip Including Narcissus Of The Seventy And Joseph Of Arimathaea
November 11, 2012
The Good Samaritan
November 8, 2012
The Archangels Angelic Warfare Angels And The Son Of God The Archangels
November 4, 2012
The Cross Can Be Offensive The Mystery Of Hell
November 1, 2012
The Unmercenary Healers Cosmas & Damian
October 28, 2012
Jairus' Daughter Taking Up Our Cross
October 26, 2012
Demetrios And George, The Warrior-martyrs
October 21, 2012
Demons And Mental Illness
October 14, 2012
Good Works Parable Of The Sower Fathers Of The 7th Ecumenical Council
October 9, 2012
James The Son Of Alphaeus
October 7, 2012
Tithes, Festivals And Alms Raising The Son Of The Widow Of Nain
October 6, 2012
The Apostle Thomas Including Thaddaeus, Of The Seventy
September 30, 2012
Being Kind To The Ungrateful Treasure In Vessels Of Clay
September 30, 2012
September 26, 2012
The Apostle John The Beloved Apostle Perfecting The Love Of God In Us
September 24, 2012
Thekla Of The Unmercenary Healers Apostolic Work Of Healing Demonstrating The Love Of God Preparation For The Lord's Return The Unmercenary Healers
September 23, 2012
The Calling Of The Twelve
September 23, 2012
John The Baptist
September 16, 2012
The Word Of The Cross - Part Ii Taking Up Our Cross
September 14, 2012
The Exaltation Of The Cross The Cross Prefigured The Word Of The Cross The Exaltation Of The Cross
September 9, 2012
The Word Of The Cross - Part I The Son Of Man Is Lifted Up The Cross Can Be Offensive
September 8, 2012
The Nativity Of Mary Loving God First The Wisdom Of God In A Mystery
September 2, 2012
The Vineyard Tenants God's Messengers
September 1, 2012
The Preaching And Prayers Of The Church
August 29, 2012
The Beheading Of John The Baptist
August 26, 2012
The "good Teacher" Heresies Of The Resurrection
August 19, 2012
Day-to-day Forgiveness Supporting The Clergy
August 15, 2012
The Falling Asleep Of Mary The Role Of Mary In The Early ChurchMary: A Model Of Humility The Dormition
August 12, 2012
Our Life In Perspective Faith As A Mustard Seed Increasing Our Faith
August 9, 2012
The Apostle Matthias
August 6, 2012
The Uncreated Light The Servants And The Master
August 5, 2012
A Good Foundation Avoiding Wood, Hay And Straw Walking On Water By Faith
July 15, 2012
The Fathers Of The Fourth Ecumenical Council Rightly Dividing The Lord's Commandments Good Works Fathers Of The 4th Ecumenical Council
July 1, 2012
Cosmas & Damian, Panteleimon, The Unmercenary Healers Apostolic Work Of Healing Demonstrating The Love Of God Preparation For The Lord's ReturnGospels: Matthew 10:1-8 John 15:17-16:2 Luke 10:16-21 Luke 12:32-40
June 29, 2012
The Feast Day Of Peter And Paul Peter: The Rock Paul's Revelations Feast Day Of Peter And Paul
June 29, 2012
The Apostle Peter Including The Evangelist Mark, Of The Seventy
June 24, 2012
The Nativity Of John The Baptist
June 19, 2012
The Feast Day Of The Apostle Jude
June 17, 2012
Doers Of The Law The Twelve Accept Apostleship
June 11, 2012
The Feast Day Of The Apostle Barnabas
June 11, 2012
The Feast Day Of The Apostle Nathanael
June 10, 2012
Taking Up One's Cross And The Will Of God A Great Cloud Of Witnesses
June 3, 2012
Pentecost Drinking The Living Water Pentecost
May 27, 2012
Sunday Of The Fathers Of The First Ecumenical Council The Church In Ephesus
May 24, 2012
The Ascension The Second Coming A Man Rules Heaven The Ascension
May 20, 2012
The Man Born Blind Opening Our Eyes The Church In Macedonia
May 13, 2012
Sunday Of The Samaritan Woman Preparation Of Samaria The Church In Antioch
May 10, 2012
The Apostle Simon The Zealot
May 6, 2012
Sunday Of The Paralytic Tabitha And The Samaritans
April 30, 2012
The Feast Day Of The Apostle James, Son Of Zebedee
April 29, 2012
The Myrrh-bearing Women Joseph Of Arimathea And Nicodemus The Seven Deacons And Early Evangelism
April 25, 2012
The Feast Day Of Mark The Evangelist
April 22, 2012
Thomas Sunday Early Work Of The Twelve
April 15, 2012
Light Versus Darkness The Right Hand Of Power
April 14, 2012
Holy Saturday Deliverance And The Descent Into Hell The Climax Of Christ's Mission Resurrection Of The Dead
April 13, 2012
Good Friday First Hour Prayers Judas' Remorse The Trial Before Pontius Pilate
April 12, 2012
Holy Thursday Matins The Hebrew Feast Days Of Passover The Arrest Of Jesus And Preceding Events
April 11, 2012
Holy Wednesday Bridegroom Matins Jesus Glorified By The Cross
April 10, 2012
Holy Tuesday Bridegroom Matins Challenges To Jesus
April 9, 2012
Holy Monday Bridegroom Matins Parables About The Rejection Of The Son Of God
April 8, 2012
Palm Sunday The Peace Of God Palm Sunday
April 1, 2012
The Tabernacle, Dead Works Humility And Persistence
March 25, 2012
The Annunciation The Humanity Of Christ
March 18, 2012
Adoration Of The Cross The Priesthood
March 11, 2012
Healing The Paralytic Body And Soul Angels And Our Salvation
March 4, 2012
Windows Of Heaven The Communion Of Saints
February 26, 2012
Forgiveness, Treasure In Heaven And Judging Others
February 19, 2012
The Last Judgment Causing The Weak To Stumble
February 12, 2012
Repentance And The Temple Of The Holy Spirit
February 5, 2012
Humility, Confession And Justification
February 5, 2012
Deception Humility, Confession And Justification
February 2, 2012
The Presentation Of The Lord In The Temple The Melchizedek Priesthood
January 29, 2012
Holiness Sunday Of The Canaanite Woman Humility And Persistence
January 22, 2012
Zacchaeus Sunday The Role Of Bishops 15th
January 15, 2012
Lepers, Samaritans And Gratitude The Ancestors Of Christ
January 8, 2012
Sunday After Epiphany The Lord Begins His Work Impact Of His Work
January 7, 2012
The Synaxis Of John The Baptist
January 6, 2012
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