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.

June 29, 2017
The Feast Day Of Peter And Paul Peter: The Rock Paul's Revelations Feast Day Of Peter And Paul
June 25, 2017
Serving Two Masters And The Lamp Of The Body Justification And Faith Gospel: Matthew 6:22-33 Epistle: Romans 5:1-10
June 24, 2017
The Nativity Of John The Baptist
June 19, 2017
The Feast Day Of The Apostle Jude
June 18, 2017
Doers Of The Law The Twelve Accept Apostleship
June 11, 2017
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 11, 2017
The Feast Day Of The Apostle Barnabas Epistle: Acts 11:19-26, 29-30 Gospel: Luke 10:16-21
June 11, 2017
Taking Up One's Cross And The Will Of God A Great Cloud Of Witnesses
June 4, 2017
Pentecost Drinking The Living Water Gospel: Epistle: John 7:37-52, 8:12 Acts 2:1-11 Pentecost
May 28, 2017
Sunday Of The Fathers Of The 1st Ecumenical Council The Church In Ephesus Gospel: Epistle: John 17:1-13 Acts 20:16-18, 28-36
May 25, 2017
The Ascension Gospel: Epistle: Luke 24:36-53 Acts 1:1-12 The Second Coming A Man Rules Heaven The Ascension
May 21, 2017
The Man Born Blind Opening Our Eyes The Church In Macedonia
May 14, 2017
Sunday Of The Samaritan Woman Preparation Of Samaria The Church In Antioch Gospel: Epistle: John 4:5-42 Acts 11:19-30
May 10, 2017
The Apostle Simon The Zealot Gospel: Epistle: Matthew 13:54-58 1 Corinthians 4:9-16
May 7, 2017
Sunday Of The Paralytic Tabitha And The Samaritans Gospel: John 5:1-15 Epistle: Acts 9:32-42
April 30, 2017
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 30, 2017
The Feast Day Of The Apostle James, Son Of Zebedee
April 25, 2017
The Feast Day Of Mark The Evangelist Gospel: Epistle: Mark 6:7-13 1 Peter 5:6-14
April 23, 2017
Thomas Sunday Early Work Of The Twelve
April 16, 2017
Light Versus Darkness The Right Hand Of Power
April 15, 2017
Deliverance Resurrection Of The Dead The Descent Into Hell Gospel: Matthew 28: 1-20 Epistle: Romans 6:3-11
April 9, 2017
Palm Sunday The Peace Of God Gospel: John 12:1-18 Epistle: Philippians 4:4-9 Palm Sunday
April 2, 2017
The Tabernacle, Dead Works Humility And Persistence
March 26, 2017
Fasting And Prayer Our Hope The Anchor Of Our Soul
March 25, 2017
The Annunciation The Humanity Of Christ The Annunciation
March 19, 2017
Adoration Of The Cross The Priesthood Gospel: Mark 8:34-9:1 Epistle: Hebrews 4:14-5:6
March 12, 2017
Healing The Paralytic Body And Soul Angels And Our Salvation Gospel: Mark 2:1-12 Epistle: Hebrews 1:10-2:3
March 5, 2017
Windows Of Heaven The Communion Of Saints
February 26, 2017
Forgiveness, Treasure In Heaven And Judging Others
February 19, 2017
The Last Judgment Causing The Weak To Stumble
February 12, 2017
Repentance And The Temple Of The Holy Spirit
February 5, 2017
Deception Humility, Confession And Justification Gospel: Luke 18:10-14 Epistle: 2 Timothy 3:10-15
February 2, 2017
The Presentation Of The Lord In The Temple The Melchizedek Priesthood The Presentation Of Christ
January 29, 2017
January 22, 2017
Zacchaeus Sunday The Role Of Bishops
January 17, 2017
Hierarchs Antony, Athanasius, Cyril, Euthymios, Gregory, John Chrysostom Rightly Dividing The Word Representing The High Priest Shepherds In The Church Hierarchs In The Church
January 15, 2017
Lepers, Samaritans And Gratitude Gospel: Luke 17:12-19
January 8, 2017
493 Sunday After Epiphany The Lord Begins His Work Impact Of His Work Sunday After Epiphany
January 7, 2017
The Synaxis Of John The Baptist
January 6, 2017
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