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 mark.kern@cox.net or write to Mark Kern c/o St. Athanasius Orthodox Church.

December 30, 2019
The Flight Into Egypt The Training Of Paul Sunday After Christmas
December 27, 2019
The First Seven Deacons
December 25, 2019
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 22, 2019
The Genealogy Of Christ A Cloud Of Witnesses Sunday Before Christmas
December 14, 2019
The Unmercenary Healers: Eleutherios Apostolic Work Of Healing Demonstrating The Love Of God Preparation For The Lord's Return The Unmercenary Healers
December 14, 2019
The Parable Of The Great Supper
December 7, 2019
Union With Christ Epistle: Ephesians 4:1-16
December 7, 2019
Gospel: Luke 13:10-17 Healing On The Sabbath
November 30, 2019
Jew And Gentile: Fellow Citizens
November 30, 2019
Blind Bartimaeus Of Jericho Lord Have Mercy
November 30, 2019
The Apostle Andrew Including Apelles, Aristobulus, Philologus And Stachys, Of The Seventy
November 25, 2019
Martyrs Barbara, Catherine, Paraskeva And Kyriake The Martyrs Barbara, Catherine, Paraskeva And Kyriake July 7, October 28, December 4,
November 23, 2019
The Riches Of His Grace Epistle: Ephesians 2:4-10
November 23, 2019
The Hazard Of Wealth The Rich Young Ruler
November 21, 2019
The Presentation Of Mary In The Temple The Earthly Sanctuary Mary's Humility The Presentation Of Mary In The Temple
November 16, 2019
The Cross Can Be Offensive
November 16, 2019
Parable Of The Rich Fool
November 16, 2019
Life Of The Apostle Matthew Gospel: Matthew 9:9-13 Epistle: 1 Corinthians 4:9-16
November 14, 2019
The Apostle Philip Including Narcissus Of The Seventy And Joseph Of Arimathaea Gospel: John 1:43-51 Epistle: 1 Corinthians 4:9-16
November 9, 2019
Taking Up Our Cross
November 9, 2019
The Good Samaritan
November 8, 2019
The Archangels Angelic Warfare Angels And The Son Of God The Archangels
November 2, 2019
The Training Of Paul
November 2, 2019
The Mystery Of Hell And How To Avoid It
October 26, 2019
Paul's Revelation
October 26, 2019
Jairus' Daughter Healing Of St. Veronica
October 26, 2019
Demetrios And George, The Warrior-martyrs The Purpose Of Suffering The Hatred Of The World Deliverance From Suffering Warrior Martyrs: Demetrios And George
October 19, 2019
Tithes, Festivals And Alms
October 19, 2019
Demons And Mental Illness
October 18, 2019
The Life Of The Apostle Luke
October 13, 2019
Good Works Parable Of The Sower Gospel: Luke 8:5-15 Epistle: Titus 3:8-15 Fathers Of The 7th Ecumenical Council
October 9, 2019
James The Son Of Alphaeus Gospel: Epistle: Luke 10:16-21 1 Corinthians 4:9-16
October 5, 2019
The Apostle Thomas Including Thaddaeus, Of The Seventy
October 5, 2019
Paul's Work Among The Churches Epistle: 2 Corinthians 6:1-10
October 5, 2019
Raising The Son Of The Widow Of Nain On Reconciliation
September 29, 2019
Treasure In Vessels Of Clay
September 29, 2019
Being Kind To The Ungrateful Treasure In Vessels Of Clay
September 26, 2019
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, 2019
Gospels: The Unmercenary Healers Apostolic Work Of Healing Demonstrating The Love Of God Preparation For The Lord's Return The Unmercenary Healers
September 22, 2019
The Parable Of The Great Supper
September 22, 2019
The Calling Of The Twelve
September 15, 2019
Gospel: Epistle: The Word Of The Cross - Part Ii Taking Up Our Cross
September 14, 2019
Gospel: Epistle: The Exaltation Of The Cross The Cross Prefigured The Word Of The Cross The Exaltation Of The Cross
September 8, 2019
The Word Of The Cross - Part I The Son Of Man Is Lifted Up The Cross Can Be Offensive
September 8, 2019
The Nativity Of Mary Loving God First The Wisdom Of God In A Mystery The Nativity Of Mary
September 1, 2019
The Preaching And Prayers Of The Church Gospel: Luke 4:16-22 Epistle: 1 Timothy 2:1-7
August 29, 2019
The Beheading Of John The Baptist
August 25, 2019
Our Life In Perspective Faith As A Mustard Seed Increasing Our Faith
August 18, 2019
A Good Foundation Avoiding Wood, Hay And Straw Walking On Water By Faith
August 15, 2019
Gospel: Epistle: The Falling Asleep Of Mary The Role Of Mary In The Early Church Mary: A Model Of Humility The Dormition
August 11, 2019
Feeding The 5,000 The Bread Of Heaven One Lord, One Church
August 9, 2019
The Apostle Matthias
August 6, 2019
Gospel: Epistle: The Uncreated Light The Servants And The Master
August 4, 2019
Strength In Weakness Our Conscience Healing The Blind Men
July 28, 2019
Sacrifice The Paralytic Lowered Through The Roof
July 21, 2019
The Gergesene Demoniacs And Covetousness The Law, Faith And Righteousness
July 20, 2019
The Feast Of Elijah The Role Of Prophets What Is Prophesy? The Feast Day Of Elijah
July 14, 2019
The Fathers Of The Fourth Ecumenical Council Rightly Dividing The Lord's Commandments Good Works Fathers Of The 4th Ecumenical Council
July 7, 2019
Martyrs Barbara, Catherine, Paraskeva And Kyriake The Martyrs Barbara, Catherine, Paraskeva And Kyriake
July 7, 2019
Gospel: Epistle: Serving Two Masters And The Lamp Of The Body Justification And Faith Matthew 6:22-33 Romans 5:1-10
June 30, 2019
Doers Of The Law The Twelve Accept Apostleship
June 24, 2019
The Nativity Of John The Baptist
June 23, 2019
Taking Up One's Cross And The Will Of God A Great Cloud Of Witnesses
June 19, 2019
The Feast Day Of The Apostle Jude
June 16, 2019
Pentecost Drinking The Living Water Gospel: Epistle: John 7:37-52, 8:12 Acts 2:1-11 Pentecost
June 11, 2019
The Feast Day Of The Apostle Barnabas Epistle: Acts 11:19-26, 29-30 Gospel: Luke 10:16-21
June 11, 2019
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 9, 2019
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
June 6, 2019
The Ascension The Second Coming A Man Rules Heaven Gospel: Epistle: Luke 24:36-53 Acts 1:1-12 The Ascension
June 2, 2019
The Man Born Blind Opening Our Eyes The Church In Macedonia
May 26, 2019
Sunday Of The Samaritan Woman Preparation Of Samaria The Church In Antioch Gospel: Epistle: John 4:5-42 Acts 11:19-30
May 19, 2019
Sunday Of The Paralytic Tabitha And The Samaritans Gospel: John 5:1-15 Epistle: Acts 9:32-42
May 12, 2019
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, 2019
The Apostle Simon The Zealot Gospel: Epistle: Matthew 13:54-58 1 Corinthians 4:9-16
May 2, 2019
Thomas Sunday Early Work Of The Twelve
April 30, 2019
The Feast Day Of The Apostle James, Son Of Zebedee
April 28, 2019
Light Versus Darkness The Right Hand Of Power
April 25, 2019
The Life Of Mark The Evangelist Gospel: Epistle: Mark 6:7-13 1 Peter 5:6-14
April 21, 2019
Palm Sunday The Peace Of God Gospel: John 12:1-18 Epistle: Philippians 4:4-9 Palm Sunday
April 14, 2019
The Tabernacle, Dead Works Humility And Persistence
April 7, 2019
Fasting And Prayer Our Hope The Anchor Of Our Soul
March 31, 2019
Adoration Of The Cross The Priesthood Gospel: Mark 8:34-9:1 Epistle: Hebrews 4:14-5:6
March 25, 2019
The Annunciation The Humanity Of Christ The Annunciation
March 24, 2019
Healing The Paralytic Body And Soul Angels And Our Salvation Gospel: Mark 2:1-12 Epistle: Hebrews 1:10-2:3
March 17, 2019
Windows Of Heaven The Communion Of Saints
March 10, 2019
Forgiveness, Treasure In Heaven And Judging Others
March 3, 2019
The Last Judgment Causing The Weak To Stumble
February 24, 2019
Finding Of The Head Of John The Baptist
February 24, 2019
The Prodigal Son Repentance
February 17, 2019
Deception Humility, Confession And Justification Gospel: Luke 18:10-14 Epistle: 2 Timothy 3:10-15
February 10, 2019
Charalambos And The Unmercenary Healers, Apostolic Work Of Healing, Demonstrating The Love Of God, Preparation For The Lord's Return
February 10, 2019
Holiness
February 3, 2019
The Role Of Bishops
February 3, 2019
Zacchaeus Sunday - The Role Of Bishops
February 2, 2019
The Presentation Of The Lord In The Temple The Melchizedek Priesthood The Presentation Of Christ
January 27, 2019
Gospels: Hierarchs John Chrysostom Rightly Dividing The Word Representing The High Priest Shepherds In The Church Hierarchs In The Church
January 27, 2019
Blind Bartimaeus Of Jericho Lord Have Mercy Gospel: Luke 18:35-43
January 20, 2019
The Greatest Commandment
January 20, 2019
Lepers, Samaritans And Gratitude
January 20, 2019
Gospels: Hierarchs Euthymios Rightly Dividing The Word Representing The High Priest Shepherds In The Church Hierarchs In The Church
January 13, 2019
Sunday After Epiphany The Lord Begins His Work Impact Of His Work Sunday After Epiphany
January 7, 2019
The Synaxis Of John The Baptist
January 6, 2019
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