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 30, 2018
The Flight Into Egypt The Training Of Paul Sunday After Christmas
December 23, 2018
The Genealogy Of Christ A Cloud Of Witnesses Sunday Before Christmas
December 16, 2018
The Parable Of The Great Supper The Ancestors Of Christ
December 9, 2018
Healing On The Sabbath Armor And Weapons Epistle: Ephesians 6:10-17 Gospel: Luke 13:10-17
December 9, 2018
The Life Of The Virgin Mary
December 6, 2018
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 4, 2018
The Hazard Of Wealth - The Rich Young Ruler
December 4, 2018
Martyrs Barbara, Catherine, Paraskeva And Kyriake The Martyrs Barbara, Catherine, Paraskeva And Kyriake July 7, October 28,
December 2, 2018
Armor And Weapons Epistle: Ephesians 6:10-17
December 2, 2018
Blind Bartimaeus Of Jericho Lord Have Mercy
November 30, 2018
The Apostle Andrew Including Apelles, Aristobulus, Philologus And Stachys, Of The Seventy
November 25, 2018
The Hazard Of Wealth The Rich Young Ruler Gospel: Luke 18:18-27
November 25, 2018
Martyrs Barbara, Catherine, Paraskeva And Kyriake The Martyrs Barbara, Catherine, Paraskeva And Kyriake July 7, October 28, December 4,
November 21, 2018
The Presentation Of Mary In The Temple The Earthly Sanctuary Mary's Humility The Presentation Of Mary In The Temple
November 18, 2018
Parable Of The Rich Fool
November 18, 2018
Union With Christ Epistle: Ephesians 4:1-16
November 16, 2018
The Apostle Matthew Gospel: Matthew 9:9-13 Epistle: 1 Corinthians 4:9-16
November 14, 2018
The Apostle Philip Including Narcissus Of The Seventy And Joseph Of Arimathaea Gospel: John 1:43-51 Epistle: 1 Corinthians 4:9-16
November 11, 2018
Treasure In Vessels Of Clay Menas The Wonderworker
November 11, 2018
The Good Samaritan
November 8, 2018
The Archangels Angelic Warfare Angels And The Son Of God The Archangels
November 4, 2018
The Riches Of His Grace Epistle: Ephesians 2:4-10
November 4, 2018
The Mystery Of Hell And How To Avoid It
October 28, 2018
Jairus' Daughter Healing Of St. Veronica
October 28, 2018
The Cross Can Be Offensive
October 26, 2018
Demetrios And George, The Warrior-martyrs The Purpose Of Suffering The Hatred Of The World Deliverance From Suffering Warrior Martyrs: Demetrios And George
October 21, 2018
Taking Up Our Cross
October 21, 2018
Demons And Mental Illness
October 14, 2018
Good Works Parable Of The Sower Gospel: Luke 8:5-15 Epistle: Titus 3:8-15 Fathers Of The 7th Ecumenical Council
October 7, 2018
Paul's Revelation1
October 7, 2018
Raising The Son Of The Widow Of Nain On Reconciliation
October 6, 2018
The Apostle Thomas Including Thaddaeus, Of The Seventy
September 30, 2018
Being Kind To The Ungrateful Treasure In Vessels Of Clay
September 30, 2018
Tithes, Festivals And Alms
September 26, 2018
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 23, 2018
The Calling Of The Twelve
September 23, 2018
Conception Of John The Baptist
September 16, 2018
Gospel: Epistle: The Word Of The Cross - Part Ii Taking Up Our Cross
September 14, 2018
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 9, 2018
The Word Of The Cross - Part I The Son Of Man Is Lifted Up The Cross Can Be Offensive
September 8, 2018
The Nativity Of Mary Loving God First The Wisdom Of God In A Mystery The Nativity Of Mary
September 2, 2018
The Parable Of The Great Supper
September 1, 2018
The Preaching And Prayers Of The Church Gospel: Luke 4:16-22 Epistle: 1 Timothy 2:1-7
August 29, 2018
The Beheading Of John The Baptist
August 26, 2018
The Vineyard Tenants God's Messengers
August 19, 2018
The "good Teacher" Heresies Of The Resurrection
August 15, 2018
Gospel: Epistle: The Falling Asleep Of Mary The Role Of Mary In The Early Church Mary: A Model Of Humility The Dormition
August 12, 2018
Day-to-day Forgiveness Supporting The Clergy
August 9, 2018
The Apostle Matthias
August 6, 2018
Gospel: Epistle: The Uncreated Light The Servants And The Master
July 29, 2018
A Good Foundation Avoiding Wood, Hay And Straw Walking On Water By Faith
July 22, 2018
Feeding The 5,000 The Bread Of Heaven One Lord, One Church
July 20, 2018
The Feast Of Elijah The Role Of Prophets What Is Prophesy? The Feast Day Of Elijah
July 15, 2018
The Fathers Of The Fourth Ecumenical Council Rightly Dividing The Lord's Commandments Good Works Fathers Of The 4th Ecumenical Council
July 8, 2018
Sacrifice The Paralytic Lowered Through The Roof
July 1, 2018
The Unmercenary Healers: Cosmas & Damian 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
July 1, 2018
The Gergesene Demoniacs And Covetousness The Law, Faith And Righteousness
June 29, 2018

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June 24, 2018
The Nativity Of John The Baptist
June 19, 2018
The Feast Day Of The Apostle Jude
June 17, 2018
Serving Two Masters And The Lamp Of The Body Justification And Faith Gospel: Matthew 6:22-33 Epistle: Romans 5:1-10
June 11, 2018
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, 2018
The Feast Day Of The Apostle Barnabas Epistle: Acts 11:19-26, 29-30 Gospel: Luke 10:16-21
June 10, 2018
Doers Of The Law The Twelve Accept Apostleship
June 3, 2018
Taking Up One's Cross And The Will Of God A Great Cloud Of Witnesses
May 27, 2018
Pentecost Drinking The Living Water Gospel: Epistle: John 7:37-52, 8:12 Acts 2:1-11 Pentecost
May 20, 2018
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 17, 2018
The Ascension The Second Coming A Man Rules Heaven Gospel: Epistle: Luke 24:36-53 Acts 1:1-12 The Ascension
May 13, 2018
The Man Born Blind Opening Our Eyes The Church In Macedonia
May 10, 2018
The Apostle Simon The Zealot Gospel: Epistle: Matthew 13:54-58 1 Corinthians 4:9-16
May 6, 2018
Sunday Of The Samaritan Woman Preparation Of Samaria The Church In Antioch Gospel: Epistle: John 4:5-42 Acts 11:19-30
April 30, 2018
The Feast Day Of The Apostle James, Son Of Zebedee
April 29, 2018
Sunday Of The Paralytic Tabitha And The Samaritans Gospel: John 5:1-15 Epistle: Acts 9:32-42
April 25, 2018
The Feast Day of Mark the Evangelist
April 22, 2018
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 15, 2018
Thomas Sunday Early Work Of The Twelve
April 8, 2018
Light Versus Darkness The Right Hand Of Power
April 1, 2018
Palm Sunday The Peace Of God Gospel: John 12:1-18 Epistle: Philippians 4:4-9 Palm Sunday
March 24, 2018
The Annunciation The Humanity Of Christ The Annunciation
March 24, 2018
The Tabernacle, Dead Works Humility And Persistence
March 18, 2018
Fasting And Prayer Our Hope The Anchor Of Our Soul
March 11, 2018
Adoration Of The Cross The Priesthood Gospel: Mark 8:34-9:1 Epistle: Hebrews 4:14-5:6
March 4, 2018
Healing The Paralytic Body And Soul Angels And Our Salvation Gospel: Mark 2:1-12 Epistle: Hebrews 1:10-2:3
February 25, 2018
Windows Of Heaven The Communion Of Saints
February 18, 2018
Forgiveness, Treasure In Heaven And Judging Others
February 11, 2018
The Last Judgment Causing The Weak To Stumble
February 4, 2018
Repentance And The Temple Of The Holy Spirit
February 2, 2018
The Presentation Of The Lord In The Temple The Melchizedek Priesthood The Presentation Of Christ
January 28, 2018
Deception Humility, Confession And Justification Gospel: Luke 18:10-14 Epistle: 2 Timothy 3:10-15
January 21, 2018
Zacchaeus Sunday The Role Of Bishops
January 17, 2018
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 14, 2018
Lepers, Samaritans And Gratitude Gospel: Luke 17:12-19
January 7, 2018
The Synaxis Of John The Baptist
January 6, 2018
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
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