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 27, 2015
The Flight Into Egypt The Training Of Paul Sunday After Christmas
December 24, 2015
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, 2015
The Genealogy Of Christ
December 13, 2015
The Parable Of The Great Supper Herman Of Alaska
December 6, 2015
Healing On The Sabbath Hierarchs: Nicholas Of Myra Gospel: Luke 13:10-17 Epistle: Hebrews 13:17-21
December 4, 2015
Martyrs Barbara, Catherine, Paraskeva And Kyriake The Martyrs Barbara, Catherine, Paraskeva And Kyriake July 7, October 28,
November 30, 2015
The Apostle Andrew Including Apelles, Aristobulus, Philologus And Stachys, Of The Seventy
November 29, 2015
The Hazard Of Wealth: The Rich Young Ruler Righteous Living
November 25, 2015
Martyrs Barbara, Catherine, Paraskeva And KyriakeThe Martyrs Barbara, Catherine, Paraskeva And Kyriake
November 22, 2015
Union With Christ Parable Of The Rich Fool
November 21, 2015
The Presentation Of Mary In The Temple The Earthly Sanctuary Mary's Humility The Presentation Of Mary In The Temple
November 16, 2015
The Apostle Matthew
November 15, 2015
The Good Samaritan Jew And Gentile: Fellow Citizens
November 14, 2015
The Apostle Philip Including Narcissus Of The Seventy And Joseph Of Arimathaea
November 8, 2015
The Archangels Angelic Warfare Angels And The Son Of God The Archangels
November 1, 2015
Gospels:Cosmas & Damian: The Unmercenary Healers Apostolic Work Of Healing Demonstrating The Love Of God Preparation For The Lord's Return
October 26, 2015
Demetrios And George, The Warrior-martyrs The Purpose Of Suffering The Hatred Of The World Deliverance From Suffering Warrior Martyrs: Demetrios And George
October 25, 2015
Demons And Mental Illness Taking Up Our Cross
October 11, 2015
Good Works Parable Of The Sower
October 9, 2015
James The Son Of Alphaeus
October 6, 2015
The Apostle Thomas Including Thaddaeus, Of The Seventy
October 4, 2015
Tithes, Festivals And Alms Being Kind To The Ungrateful
September 27, 2015
The Calling Of The Twelve
September 26, 2015
The Apostle John The Beloved ApostlePerfecting The Love Of God In Us
September 24, 2015
Gospels:Thekla Of The Unmercenary Healers Apostolic Work Of Healing Demonstrating The Love Of God Preparation For The Lord's Return
September 23, 2015
John The Baptist
September 20, 2015
Gospel: Epistle: The Word Of The Cross - Part Ii Taking Up Our Cross
September 14, 2015
The Exaltation Of The Cross
September 13, 2015
The Word Of The Cross - Part I
September 8, 2015
The Nativity Of Mary Loving God First The Wisdom Of God In A Mystery
September 6, 2015
The Parable Of The Great Supper Apostolic Authority
September 1, 2015
The Preaching And Prayers Of The Church
August 30, 2015
The Vineyard Tenants God's Messengers
August 29, 2015
The Beheading Of John The Baptist
August 23, 2015
The "good Teacher" Heresies Of The Resurrection
August 16, 2015
Day-to-day Forgiveness Supporting The Clergy
August 15, 2015
Gospel: Epistle: The Falling Asleep Of Mary The Role Of Mary In The Early Church Mary: A Model Of Humility The Dormition
August 9, 2015
Our Life In Perspective Faith As A Mustard Seed Increasing Our Faith
August 9, 2015
The Apostle Matthias
August 6, 2015
Gospel: Epistle: The Uncreated Light The Servants And The Master
August 2, 2015
A Good Foundation Avoiding Wood, Hay And Straw Walking On Water By Faith
July 26, 2015
Feeding The 5,000 The Bread Of Heaven One Lord, One Church
July 20, 2015
The Feast Of Elijah The Role Of Prophets What Is Prophesy? The Feast Day Of Elijah
July 12, 2015
Sacrifice The Paralytic Lowered Through The Roof
July 5, 2015
Hierarchs Rightly Dividing The WordRepresenting The High Priest Shepherds In The ChurchAthanasios Of Athos
July 1, 2015
Gospels: The Unmercenary Healers Apostolic Work Of Healing Demonstrating The Love Of God Preparation For The Lord's Return Cosmos & Damian, Athanasios Of Athos, Panteleimon
June 28, 2015
Great Faith Healing The Centurion's Slave Slavery And Death
June 24, 2015
The Nativity Of John The Baptist
June 21, 2015
Serving Two Masters And The Lamp Of The Body Justification And Faith Gospel: Matthew 6:22-33 Epistle: Romans 5:1-10
June 19, 2015
The Feast Day Of The Apostle Jude
June 14, 2015
Doers Of The Law The Twelve Accept Apostleship
June 10, 2015
The Feast Day Of The Apostle Nathanael Gospel: Luke 10:16-21 Epistle: Acts 11:19-30 1st Reading For Vespers: 1 Peter 1:3-9 2nd Reading For Vespers: 1 Peter 1:13-19 3rd Reading For Vespers: 1 Peter 2:11-24 Matins Gospel: John 21:15-25
June 10, 2015
The Feast Day Of The Apostle Barnabas Epistle: Acts 11:19-26, 29-30 Gospel: Luke 10:16-21
June 7, 2015
Taking Up One's Cross And The Will Of God A Great Cloud Of Witnesses
May 31, 2015
Pentecost Drinking The Living Water Pentecost
May 24, 2015
Sunday Of The Fathers Of The First Ecumenical Council The Church In Ephesus
May 21, 2015
The Ascension The Second Coming A Man Rules Heaven The Ascension
May 17, 2015
The Man Born Blind Opening Our Eyes The Church In Macedonia
May 9, 2015
The Apostle Simon The Zealot Gospel: Epistle: Matthew 13:54-58 1 Corinthians 4:9-16
May 9, 2015
Sunday Of The Samaritan Woman Preparation Of Samaria The Church In Antioch Gospel: Epistle: John 4:5-42 Acts 11:19-30
May 8, 2015
The Apostle John The Beloved Apostle Perfecting The Love Of God In Us Gospel: John 19:25-27, 21:24-25 Epistle: 1 John 4:12-19 The Apostle John
May 3, 2015
Sunday Of The Paralytic Tabitha And The Samaritans Gospel: John 5:1-15 Epistle: Acts 9:32-42
April 30, 2015
The Feast Day Of The Apostle James, Son Of Zebedee
April 26, 2015
The Myrrh-bearing Women Joseph Of Arimathea And Nicodemus The Seven Deacons And Early Evangelism Gospel: Mark 15:43-16:8 Epistle: Acts 6:1-7
April 25, 2015
The Feast Day Of Mark The Evangelist Gospel: Epistle: Mark 6:7-13 1 Peter 5:6-14
April 19, 2015
Thomas Sunday Early Work Of The Twelve
April 12, 2015
Light Versus Darkness The Right Hand Of Power
April 11, 2015
Deliverance Resurrection Of The Dead The Descent Into Hell Gospel: Matthew 28: 1-20 Epistle: Romans 6:3-11
April 5, 2015
Palm Sunday The Peace Of God Gospel: John 12:1-18 Epistle: Philippians 4:4-9 Palm Sunday
March 29, 2015
The Tabernacle, Dead Works Humility And Persistence
March 25, 2015
The Annunciation The Humanity Of Christ The Annunciation
March 22, 2015
Fasting And Prayer Our Hope The Anchor Of Our Soul
March 15, 2015
Adoration Of The Cross The Priesthood 3rd Sunday Of Lent Gospel: Mark 8:34-9:1 Epistle: Hebrews 4:14-5:6
March 8, 2015
Healing The Paralytic Body And Soul Angels And Our Salvation Gospel: Mark 2:1-12 Epistle: Hebrews 1:10-2:3
March 1, 2015
Windows Of Heaven The Communion Of Saints
February 22, 2015
Windows Of Heaven The Communion Of Saints & Sunday Of Orthodoxy
February 15, 2015
The Last Judgment Causing The Weak To Stumble
February 8, 2015
Repentance And The Temple Of The Holy Spirit
February 2, 2015
The Presentation Of The Lord In The Temple The Melchizedek Priesthood The Presentation Of Christ
February 1, 2015
Deception Humility, Confession And Justification Gospel: Luke 18:10-14 Epistle: 2 Timothy 3:10-15
January 25, 2015
Zacchaeus Sunday St Gregory The Theologian
January 18, 2015
Lepers, Samaritans And Gratitude Ss Athanasius And Cyril Of Alexandria
January 11, 2015
Sunday After Epiphany The Lord Begins His Work Impact Of His Work Sunday After Epiphany
January 7, 2015
The Synaxis Of John The Baptist
January 6, 2015
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
January 4, 2015
History Of John The Baptist Preparation For Baptism The Mystery Of Godliness A Crown Of Righteousness Sunday Before Epiphany