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.

September 26, 2021
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, 2021
Conception Of John The Baptist
September 19, 2021
Gospel: Epistle: The Word Of The Cross - Part Ii Taking Up Our Cross
September 14, 2021
Gospel: Epistle: The Exaltation Of The Cross The Cross Prefigured The Word Of The Cross The Exaltation Of The Cross
September 12, 2021
The Word Of The Cross - Part I The Son Of Man Is Lifted Up The Cross Can Be Offensive
September 8, 2021
The Nativity Of Mary Loving God First The Wisdom Of God In A Mystery The Nativity Of Mary
September 5, 2021
Day-to-day Forgiveness Supporting The Clergy
September 1, 2021
The Preaching And Prayers Of The Church Gospel: Luke 4:16-22 Epistle: 1 Timothy 2:1-7
August 29, 2021
The Beheading Of John The Baptist
August 22, 2021
A Good Foundation Avoiding Wood, Hay And Straw Walking On Water By Faith
August 15, 2021
Gospel: Epistle: The Falling Asleep Of Mary The Role Of Mary In The Early Church Mary: A Model Of Humility The Dormition
August 8, 2021
Strength In Weakness Our Conscience Healing The Blind Men
August 6, 2021
Gospel: Epistle: The Uncreated Light The Servants And The Master
August 1, 2021
Sacrifice The Paralytic Lowered Through The Roof
July 25, 2021
The Gergesene Demoniacs And Covetousness The Law, Faith And Righteousness
July 20, 2021
The Feast Of Elijah The Role Of Prophets What Is Prophesy? The Feast Day Of Elijah
July 18, 2021
The Fathers Of The Fourth Ecumenical Council Rightly Dividing The Lord's Commandments Good Works Fathers Of The 4th Ecumenical Council
July 11, 2021
Gospel: Epistle: Serving Two Masters And The Lamp Of The Body Justification And Faith Matthew 6:22-33 Romans 5:1-10
July 4, 2021
Doers Of The Law The Twelve Accept Apostleship
July 1, 2021
Gospels: The Unmercenary Healers Apostolic Work Of Healing Demonstrating The Love Of God Preparation For The Lord's Return The Unmercenary Healers
June 29, 2021
The Feast Day Of Peter And Paul See The E-books Section 45
June 27, 2021
Taking Up One's Cross And The Will Of God A Great Cloud Of Witnesses
June 24, 2021
The Nativity Of John The Baptist
June 20, 2021
Pentecost Drinking The Living Water Gospel: Epistle: John 7:37-52, 8:12 Acts 2:1-11 Pentecost
June 19, 2021
The Feast Day Of The Apostle Jude
June 13, 2021
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 10, 2021
The Feast Day Of The Apostle Nathanael
June 10, 2021
The Feast Day Of The Apostle Barnabas Epistle: Acts 11:19-26, 29-30 Gospel: Luke 10:16-21
June 10, 2021
The Ascension The Second Coming A Man Rules Heaven Gospel: Epistle: Luke 24:36-53 Acts 1:1-12 The Ascension
June 6, 2021
The Man Born Blind Opening Our Eyes The Church In Macedonia
May 30, 2021
Sunday Of The Samaritan Woman Preparation Of Samaria The Church In Antioch Gospel: Epistle: John 4:5-42 Acts 11:19-30
May 23, 2021
Sunday Of The Paralytic Tabitha And The Samaritans Gospel: John 5:1-15 Epistle: Acts 9:32-42
May 16, 2021
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, 2021
The Apostle Simon The Zealot Gospel: Epistle: Matthew 13:54-58 1 Corinthians 4:9-16
May 9, 2021
Thomas Sunday Early Work Of The Twelve
May 2, 2021
Light Versus Darkness The Right Hand Of Power
April 30, 2021
The Feast Day Of The Apostle James, Son Of Zebedee
April 26, 2021
Holy Week
April 24, 2021
Palm Sunday The Peace Of God Gospel: John 12:1-18 Epistle: Philippians 4:4-9 Palm Sunday
April 24, 2021
The Life Of Mark The Evangelist Gospel: Epistle: Mark 6:7-13 1 Peter 5:6-14
April 18, 2021
The Tabernacle, Dead Works Humility And Persistence
April 11, 2021
Fasting And Prayer Our Hope The Anchor Of Our Soul
April 4, 2021
Adoration Of The Cross The Priesthood Gospel: Mark 8:34-9:1 Epistle: Hebrews 4:14-5:6
March 28, 2021
Healing The Paralytic Body And Soul Angels And Our Salvation Gospel: Mark 2:1-12 Epistle: Hebrews 1:10-2:3
March 25, 2021
The Annunciation The Humanity Of Christ The Annunciation
March 21, 2021
Windows Of Heaven The Communion Of Saints
March 14, 2021
Forgiveness, Treasure In Heaven And Judging Others
March 7, 2021
The Last Judgment Causing The Weak To Stumble
February 28, 2021
Repentance And The Temple Of The Holy Spirit
February 21, 2021
Deception Humility, Confession And Justification Gospel: Luke 18:10-14 Epistle: 2 Timothy 3:10-15
February 14, 2021
Holiness Sunday Of The Canaanite Woman
February 7, 2021
Parable Of The Talents Paul's Work Among The Churches
February 2, 2021
The Presentation Of The Lord In The Temple The Melchizedek Priesthood The Presentation Of Christ
January 31, 2021
Zacchaeus Sunday The Role Of Bishops Gospel: Luke 19:1-10 Epistle: 1 Timothy 4:9-15
January 24, 2021
Blind Bartimaeus Of Jericho Lord Have Mercy Chief Of Sinners
January 17, 2021
Gospels: Hierarchs Rightly Dividing The Word, Representing The High Priest, Shepherds In The Church, Hierarchs In The Church
January 10, 2021
Sunday After Epiphany The Lord Begins His Work Impact Of His Work Sunday After Epiphany
January 7, 2021
John The Baptist
January 6, 2021
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 3, 2021
History Of John The Baptist Preparation For Baptism The Mystery Of Godliness A Crown Of Righteousness Sunday Before Epiphany