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 27, 2020
The Flight Into Egypt The Training Of Paul Gospel: Epistle: Matthew 2:13-23 Galatians 1:11-19 Sunday After Christmas
December 25, 2020
The Nativity And Incarnation The Eternal Son The Fullness Of Time The Poor Hear The Gospel The Gentiles Seek The King Of The Jews Epistle: Christmas Eve: Christmas Day: Christmas And Christmas Eve Hebrews 1:1-12 Galatians 4:4-7 The Eternal Son The Fullness Of Time
December 20, 2020
The Genealogy Of Christ A Cloud Of Witnesses Sunday Before Christmas
December 20, 2020
A Cloud Of Witnesses
December 13, 2020
The Parable Of The Great Supper The Ancestors Of Christ
December 6, 2020
Gospels: Nicholas Of Myra -- Hierarchs Rightly Dividing The Word Representing The High Priest Shepherds In The Church Hierarchs In The Church
December 6, 2020
Gospel: Luke 13:10-17 Healing On The Sabbath
December 4, 2020
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November 30, 2020
The Apostle Andrew Including Apelles, Aristobulus, Philologus And Stachys, Of The Seventy
November 29, 2020
The Hazard Of Wealth The Rich Young Ruler
November 25, 2020
Martyrs Barbara, Catherine, Paraskeva And Kyriake The Martyrs Barbara, Catherine, Paraskeva And Kyriake July 7, October 28, December 4,
November 22, 2020
Parable Of The Rich Fool Jew And Gentile: Fellow Citizens
November 21, 2020
The Presentation Of Mary In The Temple The Earthly Sanctuary Mary's Humility The Presentation Of Mary In The Temple
November 16, 2020
Life Of The Apostle Matthew Gospel: Matthew 9:9-13 Epistle: 1 Corinthians 4:9-16
November 15, 2020
The Good Samaritan The Riches Of His Grace
November 14, 2020
The Apostle Philip Including Narcissus Of The Seventy And Joseph Of Arimathea Gospel: John 1:43-51 Epistle: 1 Corinthians 4:9-16
November 8, 2020
The Archangels Angelic Warfare Angels And The Son Of God Jairus' Daughter The Archangels
November 1, 2020
The Unmercenary Healers Cosmas & Damian Apostolic Work Of Healing Preparation For The Lord's Return The Mystery Of Hell Gospels: Matthew 10:1-8 John 15:17-16:2 Luke 10:16-21 Luke 12:32-40 Epistles: The Unmercenary Healers
October 26, 2020
Demetrios And George, The Warrior-martyrs The Purpose Of Suffering The Hatred Of The World Deliverance From Suffering Warrior Martyrs: Demetrios And George
October 25, 2020
Demons And Mental Illness The Training Of Paul
October 18, 2020
The Life Of The Apostle Luke
October 11, 2020
Good Works Parable Of The Sower Gospel: Luke 8:5-15 Epistle: Titus 3:8-15 Fathers Of The 7th Ecumenical Council
October 9, 2020
James The Son Of Alphaeus Gospel: Epistle: Luke 10:16-21 1 Corinthians 4:9-16
October 6, 2020
The Apostle Thomas Including Thaddaeus, Of The Seventy
October 4, 2020
Being Kind To The Ungrateful Treasure In Vessels Of Clay Holiness
September 27, 2020
The Calling Of The Twelve Paul's Work Among The Churches
September 26, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2020
Conception Of John The Baptist
September 20, 2020
Gospel: Epistle: The Word Of The Cross - Part Ii Taking Up Our Cross
September 14, 2020
Gospel: Epistle: The Exaltation Of The Cross The Cross Prefigured The Word Of The Cross The Exaltation Of The Cross
September 13, 2020
The Word Of The Cross - Part I The Son Of Man Is Lifted Up The Cross Can Be Offensive
September 8, 2020
The Nativity Of Mary Loving God First The Wisdom Of God In A Mystery The Nativity Of Mary
September 6, 2020
The Vineyard Tenants God's Messengers
September 1, 2020
The Preaching And Prayers Of The Church Gospel: Luke 4:16-22 Epistle: 1 Timothy 2:1-7
August 30, 2020
The "good Teacher" Heresies Of The Resurrection
August 29, 2020
The Beheading Of John The Baptist
August 23, 2020
Day-to-day Forgiveness Supporting The Clergy
August 16, 2020
Our Life In Perspective Faith As A Mustard Seed Increasing Our Faith
August 15, 2020
Gospel: Epistle: The Falling Asleep Of Mary The Role Of Mary In The Early Church Mary: A Model Of Humility The Dormition
August 8, 2020
A Good Foundation Avoiding Wood, Hay And Straw Walking On Water By Faith
August 8, 2020
The Apostle Matthias
August 6, 2020
Gospel: Epistle: The Uncreated Light The Servants And The Master
August 2, 2020
Feeding The 5,000 The Bread Of Heaven One Lord, One Church
July 27, 2020
Gospels: The Unmercenary Healers Paraskeva And Panteleimon Apostolic Work Of Healing Demonstrating The Love Of God Preparation For The Lord's Return The Unmercenary Healers
July 25, 2020
Strength In Weakness Our Conscience Healing The Blind Men
July 25, 2020
Gospels: The Unmercenary Healers Paraskeva And Panteleimon Apostolic Work Of Healing Demonstrating The Love Of God Preparation For The Lord's Return The Unmercenary Healers
July 20, 2020
The Feast Of Elijah The Role Of Prophets What Is Prophesy? The Feast Day Of Elijah
July 19, 2020
The Fathers Of The Fourth Ecumenical Council Rightly Dividing The Lord's Commandments Good Works Fathers Of The 4th Ecumenical Council
July 12, 2020
The Gergesene Demoniacs And Covetousness The Law, Faith And Righteousness
July 5, 2020
Gospels: The Unmercenary Healers: Cosmas & Damian; Athanasius Of Athos Apostolic Work Of Healing Demonstrating The Love Of God Preparation For The Lord's Return The Unmercenary Healers
July 1, 2020
Gospels: The Unmercenary Healers: Cosmas & Damian; Athanasius Of Athos Apostolic Work Of Healing Demonstrating The Love Of God Preparation For The Lord's Return The Unmercenary Healers
June 29, 2020
The Feast Day Of Peter And Paul
June 28, 2020
Gospel: Epistle: Serving Two Masters And The Lamp Of The Body Justification And Faith Matthew 6:22-33 Romans 5:1-10
June 24, 2020
The Nativity Of John The Baptist
June 21, 2020
Doers Of The Law The Twelve Accept Apostleship
June 19, 2020
The Feast Day Of The Apostle Jude
June 14, 2020
Taking Up One's Cross And The Will Of God A Great Cloud Of Witnesses
June 10, 2020
The Feast Day Of The Apostle Nathanael
June 10, 2020
The Feast Day Of The Apostle Barnabas Epistle: Acts 11:19-26, 29-30 Gospel: Luke 10:16-21
June 7, 2020
Pentecost Drinking The Living Water Gospel: Epistle: John 7:37-52, 8:12 Acts 2:1-11 Pentecost
May 31, 2020
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 28, 2020
The Ascension The Second Coming A Man Rules Heaven Gospel: Epistle: Luke 24:36-53 Acts 1:1-12 The Ascension
May 24, 2020
The Man Born Blind Opening Our Eyes The Church In Macedonia
May 17, 2020
Sunday Of The Samaritan Woman Preparation Of Samaria The Church In Antioch Gospel: Epistle: John 4:5-42 Acts 11:19-30
May 9, 2020
Sunday Of The Paralytic Tabitha And The Samaritans Gospel: John 5:1-15 Epistle: Acts 9:32-42
May 9, 2020
The Apostle Simon The Zealot Gospel: Epistle: Matthew 13:54-58 1 Corinthians 4:9-16
May 3, 2020
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, 2020
The Feast Day Of The Apostle James, Son Of Zebedee
April 26, 2020
Thomas Sunday Early Work Of The Twelve
April 25, 2020
The Life Of Mark The Evangelist Gospel: Epistle: Mark 6:7-13 1 Peter 5:6-14
April 19, 2020
Light Versus Darkness The Right Hand Of Power
April 12, 2020
Palm Sunday The Peace Of God Gospel: John 12:1-18 Epistle: Philippians 4:4-9 Palm Sunday
April 5, 2020
The Tabernacle, Dead Works Humility And Persistence
March 29, 2020
Fasting And Prayer Our Hope The Anchor Of Our Soul
March 25, 2020
The Annunciation The Humanity Of Christ The Annunciation
March 22, 2020
Adoration Of The Cross The Priesthood Gospel: Mark 8:34-9:1 Epistle: Hebrews 4:14-5:6
March 15, 2020
Healing The Paralytic Body And Soul Angels And Our Salvation Gospel: Mark 2:1-12 Epistle: Hebrews 1:10-2:3
March 8, 2020
Windows Of Heaven The Communion Of Saints
March 1, 2020
Forgiveness, Treasure In Heaven And Judging Others
February 24, 2020
Finding Of The Head Of John The Baptist
February 23, 2020
The Last Judgment Causing The Weak To Stumble
February 16, 2020
Repentance And The Temple Of The Holy Spirit
February 9, 2020
Deception Humility, Confession And Justification Gospel: Luke 18:10-14 Epistle: 2 Timothy 3:10-15
February 2, 2020
The Presentation Of The Lord In The Temple The Melchizedek Priesthood The Presentation Of Christ
January 26, 2020
Zacchaeus Sunday The Role Of Bishops Gospel: Luke 19:1-10 Epistle: 1 Timothy 4:9-15
January 19, 2020
The Ancestors Of Christ Lepers, Samaritans And Gratitude Epistle: Colossians 3:4-11 Gospel: Luke 17:12-19
January 12, 2020
Sunday After Epiphany The Lord Begins His Work Impact Of His Work Sunday After Epiphany
January 7, 2020
The Synaxis Of John The Baptist
January 6, 2020
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 5, 2020
History Of John The Baptist Preparation For Baptism The Mystery Of Godliness A Crown Of Righteousness Sunday Before Epiphany
December 31, 1969