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 24, 2016
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, 2016
The Genealogy Of Christ A Cloud Of Witnesses Feast Day Of Ignatius Of Antioch Sunday Before Christmas
December 11, 2016
The Parable Of The Great Supper The Ancestors Of Christ
December 5, 2016
Gospels: Hierarchs Sabbas, Nicholas And Spiridon Rightly Dividing The Word Representing The High Priest Shepherds In The Church Hierarchs In The Church
December 4, 2016
Martyrs Barbara, Catherine, Paraskeva And Kyriake, Healing On The Sabbath
November 30, 2016
The Apostle Andrew Including Apelles, Aristobulus, Philologus And Stachys, Of The Seventy
November 27, 2016
The Hazard Of Wealth The Rich Young Ruler The Riches Of His Grace
November 25, 2016
Martyrs Barbara, Catherine, Paraskeva And Kyriake The Martyrs Barbara, Catherine, Paraskeva And Kyriake July 7, October 28, December 4,
November 21, 2016
The Presentation Of Mary In The Temple The Earthly Sanctuary Mary's Humility The Presentation Of Mary In The Temple
November 20, 2016
Parable Of The Rich Fool
November 16, 2016
The Apostle Matthew
November 14, 2016
The Apostle Philip Including Narcissus Of The Seventy And Joseph Of Arimathaea
November 13, 2016
Gospels: John Chrysostom And Hierarchs Rightly Dividing The Word Representing The High Priest Shepherds In The Church The Good Samaritan Hierarchs In The Church
November 8, 2016
The Archangels Angelic Warfare Angels And The Son Of God The Archangels
November 6, 2016
Jairus' Daughter
October 30, 2016
The Mystery Of Hell And How To Avoid It Paul's Revelation
October 26, 2016
Demetrios And George, The Warrior-martyrs The Purpose Of Suffering The Hatred Of The World Deliverance From Suffering Warrior Martyrs: Demetrios And George
October 23, 2016
Demons And Mental Illness James And The Training Of Paul
October 16, 2016
Good Works Parable Of The Sower
October 9, 2016
James The Son Of Alphaeus
October 9, 2016
Paul's Work Among The Churches Raising The Son Of The Widow Of Nain
October 6, 2016
The Apostle Thomas Including Thaddaeus, Of The Seventy
October 2, 2016
Treasure In Vessels Of Clay
September 26, 2016
The Apostle John The Beloved Apostle Perfecting The Love Of God In Us
September 25, 2016
The Calling Of The Twelve Apostolic Authority
September 24, 2016
Thekla Of The Unmercenary Healers, Apostolic Work Of Healing, Demonstrating The Love Of God, Preparation For The Lord's Return
September 23, 2016
Conception Of John The Baptist
September 18, 2016
Gospel: Epistle: The Word Of The Cross - Part Ii Taking Up Our Cross
September 14, 2016
Gospel: Epistle: The Exaltation Of The Cross The Cross Prefigured The Word Of The Cross John 19:6-35 1 Corinthians 1:18-24 The Exaltation Of The Cross
September 11, 2016
The Word Of The Cross - Part I The Son Of Man Is Lifted Up The Cross Can Be Offensive
September 8, 2016
The Nativity Of Mary Loving God First The Wisdom Of God In A Mystery
September 4, 2016
Day-to-day Forgiveness Supporting The Clergy
September 1, 2016
The Preaching And Prayers Of The Church Gospel: Luke 4:16-22 Epistle: 1 Timothy 2:1-7
August 29, 2016
The Beheading Of John The Baptist
August 28, 2016
Our Life In Perspective Faith As A Mustard Seed Increasing Our Faith
August 21, 2016
A Good Foundation Avoiding Wood, Hay And Straw Walking On Water By Faith
August 15, 2016
Gospel: Epistle: The Falling Asleep Of Mary The Role Of Mary In The Early Church Mary: A Model Of Humility The Dormition
August 14, 2016
Feeding The 5,000 The Bread Of Heaven One Lord, One Church
August 9, 2016
The Apostle Matthias
August 7, 2016
Strength In Weakness Our Conscience Healing The Blind Men
August 6, 2016
Gospel: Epistle: The Uncreated Light The Servants And The Master
July 31, 2016
Sacrifice The Paralytic Lowered Through The Roof
July 24, 2016
The Gergesene Demoniacs And Covetousness The Law, Faith And Righteousness
July 20, 2016
The Feast Of Elijah The Role Of Prophets What Is Prophesy? The Feast Day Of Elijah
July 17, 2016
The Fathers Of The Fourth Ecumenical Council Rightly Dividing The Lord's Commandments Good Works Fathers Of The 4th Ecumenical Council
July 10, 2016
Serving Two Masters And The Lamp Of The Body Justification And Faith Joseph Of Damascus Gospel: Epistle: Matthew 6:22-33 Romans 5:1-10 (3rd Sunday) 2 Timothy 2:1-10 (joseph): See Study For
July 3, 2016
Doers Of The Law The Twelve Accept Apostleship
July 1, 2016
The Unmercenary Healers: Cosmas & Damian, Panteleimon 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 Epistles: The Unmercenary Healers
June 29, 2016
Peter: The Rock
June 26, 2016
Taking Up One's Cross And The Will Of God A Great Cloud Of Witnesses
June 24, 2016
The Nativity Of John The Baptist
June 18, 2016
Pentecost Drinking The Living Water Pentecost
June 18, 2016
The Feast Day Of The Apostle Jude
June 12, 2016
Sunday Of The Fathers Of The First Ecumenical Council The Church In Ephesus
June 11, 2016
The Feast Day Of The Apostle Nathanael
June 9, 2016
The Ascension - The Second Coming - A Man Rules Heaven
June 5, 2016
The Man Born Blind Opening Our Eyes The Church In Macedonia
May 29, 2016
Sunday Of The Samaritan Woman Preparation Of Samaria The Church In Antioch Gospel: Epistle: John 4:5-42 Acts 11:19-30
May 22, 2016
Sunday Of The Paralytic Tabitha And The Samaritans Gospel: John 5:1-15 Epistle: Acts 9:32-42
May 15, 2016
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
May 10, 2016
The Apostle Simon The Zealot Gospel: Epistle: Matthew 13:54-58 1 Corinthians 4:9-16
May 8, 2016
Thomas Sunday; Repose Of The Apostle John Early Work Of The Twelve
May 1, 2016
Light Versus Darkness / The Right Hand Of Power
April 30, 2016
The Feast Day Of The Apostle James, Son Of Zebedee
April 25, 2016
The Feast Day Of Mark The Evangelist Gospel: Epistle: Mark 6:7-13 1 Peter 5:6-14
April 24, 2016
Palm Sunday The Peace Of God Gospel: John 12:1-18 Epistle: Philippians 4:4-9 Palm Sunday
April 17, 2016
The Tabernacle, Dead Works Humility And Persistence
April 10, 2016
Fasting And Prayer Our Hope The Anchor Of Our Soul
April 3, 2016
Adoration Of The Cross The Priesthood Gospel: Mark 8:34-9:1 Epistle: Hebrews 4:14-5:6
March 27, 2016
Healing The Paralytic Body And Soul / Angels And Our Salvation
March 25, 2016
The Annunciation The Humanity Of Christ The Annunciation
March 20, 2016
Windows Of Heaven The Communion Of Saints
March 13, 2016
Forgiveness, Treasure In Heaven And Judging Others
March 6, 2016
The Last Judgment Causing The Weak To Stumble
February 28, 2016
Repentance And The Temple Of The Holy Spirit
February 21, 2016
Deception Humility, Confession And Justification
February 14, 2016
Holiness Sunday Of The Canaanite Woman
February 7, 2016
Parable Of The Talents Paul's Work Among The Churches
February 2, 2016
The Presentation Of The Lord In The Temple The Melchizedek Priesthood
January 31, 2016
Zacchaeus Sunday The Role Of Bishops
January 24, 2016
Chief Of Sinners Blind Bartimaeus Of Jericho
January 17, 2016
Hierarchs in the Church
January 10, 2016
Sunday After Epiphany The Lord Begins His Work Impact Of His Work Sunday After Epiphany
January 7, 2016
The Synaxis Of John The Baptist
January 6, 2016
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 3, 2016
History Of John The Baptist Preparation For Baptism The Mystery Of Godliness A Crown Of Righteousness Sunday Before Epiphany