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 24, 2022
The Calling Of The Twelve
September 24, 2022
Treasure In Vessels Of Clay
September 23, 2022
Conception Of John The Baptist
September 18, 2022
Gospel: Epistle: The Word Of The Cross - Part Ii Taking Up Our Cross
September 14, 2022
Gospel: Epistle: The Exaltation Of The Cross The Cross Prefigured The Word Of The Cross The Exaltation Of The Cross
September 11, 2022
The Word Of The Cross - Part I The Son Of Man Is Lifted Up The Cross Can Be Offensive
September 8, 2022
The Nativity Of Mary Loving God First The Wisdom Of God In A Mystery The Nativity Of Mary
September 4, 2022
The "good Teacher" Heresies Of The Resurrection
September 1, 2022
The Preaching And Prayers Of The Church Gospel: Luke 4:16-22 Epistle: 1 Timothy 2:1-7
August 29, 2022
The Beheading Of John The Baptist
August 29, 2022
The Beheading Of John The Baptist
August 28, 2022
Day-to-day Forgiveness Supporting The Clergy
August 21, 2022
Our Life In Perspective Faith As A Mustard Seed Increasing Our Faith
August 15, 2022
Gospel: Epistle: The Falling Asleep Of Mary The Role Of Mary In The Early Church Mary: A Model Of Humility The Dormition
August 14, 2022
A Good Foundation Avoiding Wood, Hay And Straw Walking On Water By Faith
August 9, 2022
The Apostle Matthias
August 7, 2022
Feeding The 5,000 The Bread Of Heaven One Lord, One Church
August 6, 2022
Gospel: Epistle: The Uncreated Light The Servants And The Master
July 31, 2022
Strength In Weakness Our Conscience Healing The Blind Men
July 27, 2022
Gospels: The Unmercenary Healers Apostolic Work Of Healing Demonstrating The Love Of God Preparation For The Lord's Return The Unmercenary Healers
July 24, 2022
Sacrifice The Paralytic Lowered Through The Roof
July 20, 2022
The Feast Of Elijah The Role Of Prophets What Is Prophesy? The Feast Day Of Elijah
July 17, 2022
The Fathers Of The Fourth Ecumenical Council Rightly Dividing The Lord's Commandments Good Works Fathers Of The 4th Ecumenical Council
July 10, 2022
Joseph Of Damascus Great Faith Healing The Centurion's Slave Slavery And Death
July 3, 2022
Gospel: Epistle: Serving Two Masters And The Lamp Of The Body Justification And Faith Matthew 6:22-33 Romans 5:1-10
June 29, 2022
The Feast Day Of Peter And Paul See The E-books Section 45
June 26, 2022
Doers Of The Law The Twelve Accept Apostleship
June 24, 2022
The Nativity Of John The Baptist
June 18, 2022
The Feast Day Of The Apostle Jude
June 18, 2022
Taking Up One's Cross And The Will Of God A Great Cloud Of Witnesses
June 12, 2022
Pentecost Drinking The Living Water Gospel: Epistle: John 7:37-52, 8:12 Acts 2:1-11 Pentecost
June 10, 2022
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, 2022
The Feast Day Of The Apostle Barnabas Epistle: Acts 11:19-26, 29-30 Gospel: Luke 10:16-21
June 5, 2022
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 2, 2022
The Ascension The Second Coming A Man Rules Heaven Gospel: Epistle: Luke 24:36-53 Acts 1:1-12 The Ascension
May 29, 2022
The Man Born Blind Opening Our Eyes The Church In Macedonia
May 22, 2022
Sunday Of The Samaritan Woman Preparation Of Samaria The Church In Antioch Gospel: Epistle: John 4:5-42 Acts 11:19-30
May 15, 2022
Sunday Of The Paralytic Tabitha And The Samaritans Gospel: John 5:1-15 Epistle: Acts 9:32-42
May 10, 2022
The Apostle Simon The Zealot Gospel: Epistle: Matthew 13:54-58 1 Corinthians 4:9-16
May 8, 2022
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 1, 2022
Thomas Sunday Early Work Of The Twelve
April 30, 2022
The Feast Day Of The Apostle James, Son Of Zebedee
April 25, 2022
The Life Of Mark The Evangelist Gospel: Epistle: Mark 6:7-13 1 Peter 5:6-14
April 17, 2022
Palm Sunday The Peace Of God Gospel: John 12:1-18 Epistle: Philippians 4:4-9 Palm Sunday
April 10, 2022
The Tabernacle, Dead Works Humility And Persistence
April 3, 2022
Fasting And Prayer Our Hope The Anchor Of Our Soul
March 27, 2022
Adoration Of The Cross The Priesthood Gospel: Mark 8:34-9:1 Epistle: Hebrews 4:14-5:6
March 20, 2022
Healing The Paralytic Body And SoulAngels And Our SalvationGospel: Mark 2:1-12 Epistle: Hebrews 1:10-2:3
March 13, 2022
Windows Of Heaven The Communion Of Saints
March 6, 2022
Forgiveness, Treasure In Heaven And Judging Others
February 27, 2022
The Last Judgment Causing The Weak To Stumble
February 24, 2022
The Beheading Of John The Baptist
February 20, 2022
Repentance And The Temple Of The Holy Spirit
February 13, 2022
Deception Humility, Confession And Justification Gospel: Luke 18:10-14 Epistle: 2 Timothy 3:10-15
February 6, 2022
January 30, 2022
Zacchaeus Sunday The Role Of Bishops Gospel: Luke 19:1-10 Epistle: 1 Timothy 4:9-15
January 23, 2022
Blind Bartimaeus Of Jericho Lord Have Mercy
January 16, 2022
Lepers, Samaritans And Gratitude Gospel: Luke 17:12-19
January 7, 2022
John The Baptist
January 6, 2022
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 2, 2022
History Of John The Baptist Preparation For Baptism The Mystery Of Godliness A Crown Of Righteousness Sunday Before Epiphany