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 31, 2017
History Of John The Baptist Preparation For Baptism The Mystery Of Godliness A Crown Of Righteousness Sunday Before Epiphany
December 25, 2017
The Nativity And Incarnation The Eternal Son The Fullness Of Time The Poor Hear The Gospel The Gentiles Seek The King Of The Jews Gospel: Christmas Eve: Christmas Day: Luke 2:1-20 Matthew 2:1-12 Christmas And Christmas Eve
December 24, 2017
The Genealogy Of Christ A Cloud Of Witnesses Sunday Before Christmas
December 17, 2017
The Parable Of The Great Supper The Ancestors Of Christ
December 10, 2017
Healing On The Sabbath Armor And Weapons Epistle: Ephesians 6:10-17 Gospel: Luke 13:10-17
December 6, 2017
Gospels: Hierarchs Rightly Dividing The Word Representing The High Priest Shepherds In The Church Matthew 5:14-19 Luke 6:17-23 John 10:9-16 Hierarchs In The Church
December 3, 2017
Righteous Living Blind Bartimaeus Of Jericho Gospel: Luke 18:35-43 Epistle: Ephesians 5:8-19
November 30, 2017
The Apostle Andrew Including Apelles, Aristobulus, Philologus And Stachys, Of The Seventy
November 26, 2017
The Hazard Of Wealth The Rich Young Ruler Union With Christ Gospel: Luke 18:18-27
November 25, 2017
Martyrs Barbara, Catherine, Paraskeva And Kyriake The Martyrs Barbara, Catherine, Paraskeva And Kyriake July 7, October 28, December 4,
November 21, 2017
The Presentation Of Mary In The Temple The Earthly Sanctuary Mary's Humility The Presentation Of Mary In The Temple
November 19, 2017
Parable Of The Rich Fool Jew And Gentile: Fellow Citizens
November 16, 2017
The Apostle Matthew Gospel: Matthew 9:9-13 Epistle: 1 Corinthians 4:9-16
November 14, 2017
The Apostle Philip Including Narcissus Of The Seventy And Joseph Of Arimathaea Gospel: John 1:43-51 Epistle: 1 Corinthians 4:9-16
November 12, 2017
Tithes, Festivals And Alms The Good Samaritan
November 8, 2017
The Archangels Angelic Warfare Angels And The Son Of God The Archangels
November 5, 2017
The Mystery Of Hell And How To Avoid It The Cross Can Be Offensive
October 29, 2017
Taking Up Our Cross Jairus' Daughter
October 26, 2017
Demetrios And George, The Warrior-martyrs The Purpose Of Suffering The Hatred Of The World Deliverance From Suffering Warrior Martyrs: Demetrios And George
October 22, 2017
The Training Of Paul Demons And Mental Illness
October 15, 2017
Good Works Parable Of The Sower Gospel: Luke 8:5-15 Epistle: Titus 3:8-15 Fathers Of The 7th Ecumenical Council
October 9, 2017
James The Son Of Alphaeus Gospel: Epistle: Luke 10:16-21 1 Corinthians 4:9-16
October 8, 2017
Tithes, Festivals And Alms Raising The Son Of The Widow Of Nain
October 6, 2017
The Apostle Thomas Including Thaddaeus, Of The Seventy
October 1, 2017
Holiness Being Kind To The Ungrateful
September 26, 2017
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
September 24, 2017
The Unmercenary Healers: Thekla Of Iconium Apostolic Work Of Healing Demonstrating The Love Of God Preparation For The Lord's Return The Calling Of The Twelve The Unmercenary Healers
September 23, 2017
John The Baptist
September 17, 2017
Gospel: Epistle: The Word Of The Cross - Part Ii Taking Up Our Cross
September 14, 2017
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 10, 2017
The Word Of The Cross - Part I The Son Of Man Is Lifted Up The Cross Can Be Offensive
September 8, 2017
The Nativity Of Mary Loving God First The Wisdom Of God In A Mystery The Nativity Of Mary
September 3, 2017
The Vineyard Tenants God's Messengers
September 1, 2017
The Preaching And Prayers Of The Church Gospel: Luke 4:16-22 Epistle: 1 Timothy 2:1-7
August 29, 2017
The Beheading Of John The Baptist
August 27, 2017
The "good Teacher" Heresies Of The Resurrection
August 20, 2017
Day-to-day Forgiveness Supporting The Clergy
August 15, 2017
Gospel: Epistle: The Falling Asleep Of Mary The Role Of Mary In The Early Church Mary: A Model Of Humility The Dormition
August 13, 2017
Our Life In Perspective Faith As A Mustard Seed Increasing Our Faith
August 9, 2017
The Apostle Matthias
August 6, 2017
Gospel: Epistle: The Uncreated Light The Servants And The Master
July 30, 2017
Feeding The 5,000 The Bread Of Heaven One Lord, One Church
July 27, 2017
Gospels: The Unmercenary Healers: Panteleimon Apostolic Work Of Healing Demonstrating The Love Of God Preparation For The Lord's Return Matthew 10:1-8 John 15:17-16:2 Luke 10:16-21 Luke 12:32-40 Epistles: The Unmercenary Healers
July 23, 2017
Strength In Weakness Our Conscience Healing The Blind Men
July 20, 2017
The Feast Of Elijah The Role Of Prophets What Is Prophesy? The Feast Day Of Elijah
July 16, 2017
The Fathers Of The Fourth Ecumenical Council Rightly Dividing The Lord's Commandments Good Works Fathers Of The 4th Ecumenical Council
July 9, 2017
The Gergesene Demoniacs And Covetousness The Law, Faith And Righteousness
July 2, 2017
Great Faith Healing The Centurion's Slave Slavery And Death
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 Barnabas Epistle: Acts 11:19-26, 29-30 Gospel: Luke 10:16-21
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
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 Feast Day Of The Apostle James, Son Of Zebedee
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 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