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 29, 2013
The Flight Into Egypt The Training Of Paul Sunday After Christmas
December 25, 2013
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 22, 2013
The Genealogy Of Christ A Cloud Of Witnesses Sunday Before Christmas
December 15, 2013
Eleutherios Of The Unmercenary Healers Apostolic Work Of Healing Demonstrating The Love Of God Preparation For The Lord's Return The Unmercenary Healers
December 15, 2013
The Parable Of The Great Supper
December 8, 2013
Healing On The Sabbath Jew And Gentile: Fellow Citizens
December 1, 2013
The Riches Of His Grace Blind Bartimaeus Of Jericho
November 30, 2013
The Apostle Andrew Including Apelles, Aristobulus, Philologus And Stachys, Of The Seventy
November 25, 2013
The Martyrs Barbara, Catherine And Kyriake The Martyrs Barbara, Catherine And Kyriake July 7, October 28, December 4,
November 24, 2013
The Hazard Of Wealth The Rich Young Ruler The Cross Can Be Offensive
November 21, 2013
The Presentation Of Mary In The Temple The Earthly Sanctuary Mary's Humility
November 17, 2013
Parable Of The Rich Fool Taking Up Our Cross
November 16, 2013
The Apostle Matthew
November 14, 2013
The Apostle Philip Including Narcissus Of The Seventy And Joseph Of Arimathaea
November 10, 2013
The Good Samaritan The Training Of Paul
November 8, 2013
The Archangels Angelic Warfare Angels And The Son Of God The Archangels
November 3, 2013
The Mystery Of Hell And How To Avoid It Paul's Revelation
October 27, 2013
Tithes, Festivals And Alms Jairus' Daughter
October 26, 2013
Demetrios And George, The Warrior-martyrs The Purpose Of Suffering The Hatred Of The World Deliverance From Suffering Warrior Martyrs: Demetrios And George
October 20, 2013
Demons And Mental Illness Holiness
October 13, 2013
Good Works Parable Of The Sower Fathers Of The 7th Ecumenical Council
October 9, 2013
James The Son Of Alphaeus
October 6, 2013
The Apostle Thomas Including Thaddaeus, Of The Seventy
October 6, 2013
Raising The Son Of The Widow Of Nain Treasure In Vessels Of Clay
September 29, 2013
Being Kind To The Ungrateful Apostolic Authority
September 26, 2013
The Apostle John The Beloved Apostle Perfecting The Love Of God In Us The Apostle John
September 24, 2013
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, 2013
John The Baptist
September 22, 2013
The Calling Of The Twelve God's Messengers
September 15, 2013
The Word Of The Cross - Part Ii Taking Up Our Cross
September 14, 2013
The Exaltation Of The Cross The Cross Prefigured The Word Of The Cross The Exaltation Of The Cross
September 8, 2013
The Word Of The Cross - Part I The Son Of Man Is Lifted Up The Cross Can Be Offensive
September 8, 2013
The Nativity Of Mary Loving God First The Wisdom Of God In A Mystery The Nativity Of Mary
September 1, 2013
The Preaching And Prayers Of The Church
August 29, 2013
The Beheading Of John The Baptist
August 25, 2013
A Good Foundation Avoiding Wood, Hay And Straw Walking On Water By Faith
August 18, 2013
Feeding The 5,000 The Bread Of Heaven One Lord, One Church
August 15, 2013
The Falling Asleep Of Mary The Role Of Mary In The Early Church Mary: A Model Of Humility The Dormition
August 11, 2013
Strength In Weakness Our Conscience Healing The Blind Men
August 6, 2013
The Uncreated Light The Servants And The Master
August 4, 2013
Sacrifice The Paralytic Lowered Through The Roof
July 28, 2013
The Gergesene Demoniacs And Covetousness The Law, Faith And Righteousness
July 21, 2013
Great Faith Healing The Centurion's Slave Slavery And Death
July 20, 2013
The Feast Of Elijah The Role Of Prophets What Is Prophesy? The Feast Day Of Elijah
July 14, 2013
The Fathers Of The Fourth Ecumenical Council Rightly Dividing The Lord's Commandments Good Works Fathers Of The 4th Ecumenical Council
July 7, 2013
Doers Of The Law The Twelve Accept Apostleship
July 7, 2013
The Martyrs Barbara, Catherine And Kyriake The Martyrs Barbara Catherine And Kyriake
June 30, 2013
Taking Up One's Cross And The Will Of God A Great Cloud Of Witnesses
June 29, 2013
The Feast Day Of Peter And Paul Peter: The Rock Paul's Revelations Feast Day Of Peter And Paul
June 24, 2013
The Nativity Of John The Baptist
June 23, 2013
Pentecost Drinking The Living Water Pentecost
June 19, 2013
The Feast Day Of The Apostle Jude
June 16, 2013
Sunday Of The Fathers Of The First Ecumenical Council The Church In Ephesus
June 13, 2013
The Ascension The Second Coming A Man Rules Heaven The Ascension
June 11, 2013
The Feast Day Of The Apostle Barnabas
June 11, 2013
The Feast Day Of The Apostle Nathanael
June 9, 2013
The Man Born Blind Opening Our Eyes The Church In Macedonia
June 2, 2013
Sunday Of The Samaritan Woman Preparation Of Samaria The Church In Antioch
May 26, 2013
Sunday Of The Paralytic Tabitha And The Samaritans
May 19, 2013
The Myrrh-bearing Women Joseph Of Arimathea And Nicodemus The Seven Deacons And Early Evangelism
May 12, 2013
Thomas Sunday Early Work Of The Twelve
May 5, 2013
Light Versus Darkness The Right Hand Of Power
May 4, 2013
Holy Saturday: Deliverance And The Descent Into Hell Resurrection Of The Dead
May 3, 2013
Good Friday First Hour Prayers Judas' Remorse The Trial Before Pontius Pilate
May 2, 2013
Holy Thursday Matins The Hebrew Feast Days Of Passover The Arrest Of Jesus And Preceding Events
May 1, 2013
Holy Wednesday Bridegroom Matins Jesus Glorified By The Cross
April 30, 2013
Holy Tuesday Bridegroom Matins Challenges To Jesus
April 29, 2013
Holy Monday Bridegroom Matins Parables About The Rejection Of The Son Of God
April 28, 2013
Palm Sunday The Peace Of God Palm Sunday
April 25, 2013
The Feast Day Of Mark The Evangelist
April 21, 2013
The Tabernacle, Dead Works Humility And Persistence
April 14, 2013
Fasting And Prayer Our Hope The Anchor Of Our Soul
April 7, 2013
Adoration Of The Cross The Priesthood
March 31, 2013
Healing The Paralytic Body And Soul Angels And Our Salvation
March 24, 2013
Windows Of Heaven The Communion Of Saints
March 17, 2013
Forgiveness, Treasure In Heaven And Judging Others
March 10, 2013
The Last Judgment Causing The Weak To Stumble
March 3, 2013
Repentance And The Temple Of The Holy Spirit
February 24, 2013
Deception Humility, Confession And Justification
February 24, 2013
The Beheading Of John The Baptist
February 17, 2013
Holiness Sunday Of The Canaanite Woman Humility And Persistence
February 10, 2013
Parable Of The Talents Charalambos The Unmercenary Healer
February 3, 2013
Zacchaeus Sunday The Role Of Bishops
February 2, 2013
The Presentation Of The Lord In The Temple The Melchizedek Priesthood The Presentation Of Christ
January 30, 2013
Hierarchs in the Church
January 27, 2013
Blind Bartimaeus Of Jericho Lord Have Mercy Relics Of John Chrysostom
January 25, 2013
Hierarchs in the Church
January 20, 2013
The Unmercenary Healers
January 18, 2013
Hierarchs in the Church
January 17, 2013
Hierarchs in the Church
January 13, 2013
Sunday After Epiphany The Lord Begins His Work Impact Of His Work Sunday After Epiphany
January 7, 2013
The Synaxis Of John The Baptist
January 6, 2013
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