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 31, 2023
History Of John The Baptist Preparation For Baptism The Mystery Of Godliness A Crown Of Righteousness Sunday Before Epiphany
December 25, 2023
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 24, 2023
The Genealogy Of Christ A Cloud Of Witnesses Sunday Before Christmas
December 17, 2023
Gospel: Epistle: The Parable Of The Great Supper The Ancestors Of Christ
December 10, 2023
Healing On The Sabbath Armor And Weapons Gospel: Luke 13:10-17 Epistle: Ephesians 6:10-17
December 4, 2023
Martyrs Barbara, Catherine, Paraskeva And Kyriake The Martyrs Barbara, Catherine, Paraskeva And Kyriake July 7, October 28,
December 3, 2023
Blind Bartimaeus Of Jericho Lord Have Mercy Righteous Living
November 30, 2023
The Apostle Andrew Including Apelles, Aristobulus, Philologus And Stachys, Of The Seventy
November 26, 2023
The Hazard Of Wealth The Rich Young Ruler Union With Christ
November 25, 2023
Martyrs Barbara, Catherine, Paraskeva And Kyriake The Martyrs Barbara, Catherine, Paraskeva And Kyriake July 7, October 28, December 4,
November 21, 2023
The Presentation Of Mary In The Temple The Earthly Sanctuary Mary's Humility The Presentation Of Mary In The Temple
November 19, 2023
Parable Of The Rich Fool Jew And Gentile: Fellow Citizens Gospel: Luke 12:16-21 Epistle: Ephesians 2:11-22
November 16, 2023
Life Of The Apostle Matthew Gospel: Matthew 9:9-13 Epistle: 1 Corinthians 4:9-16
November 14, 2023
The Apostle Philip Including Narcissus Of The Seventy And Joseph Of Arimathaea Gospel: John 1:43-51 Epistle: 1 Corinthians 4:9-16
November 12, 2023
The Good Samaritan John The Merciful Gospel: Luke 10:25-37 Epistle: 2 Corinthians 9:6-11
November 8, 2023
The Archangels Angelic Warfare Angels And The Son Of God The Archangels
November 5, 2023
The Mystery Of Hell And How To Avoid It The Cross Can Be Offensive
November 1, 2023
The Unmercenary Healers
October 29, 2023
Jairus' Daughter Healing Of St. Veronica Taking Up Our Cross
October 26, 2023
Demetrios And George, The Warrior-martyrs The Purpose Of Suffering The Hatred Of The World Deliverance From Suffering Warrior Martyrs: Demetrios And George
October 22, 2023
Demons And Mental Illness The Training Of Paul
October 15, 2023
Good Works Parable Of The Sower Gospel: Luke 8:5-15 Epistle: Titus 3:8-15 Fathers Of The 7th Ecumenical Council
October 9, 2023
James The Son Of Alphaeus Gospel: Epistle: Luke 10:16-21 1 Corinthians 4:9-16
October 8, 2023
Raising The Son Of The Widow Of Nain Tithes, Festivals And Alms
October 6, 2023
The Apostle Thomas Including Thaddaeus, Of The Seventy
October 1, 2023
Being Kind To The Ungrateful Sunday Of The Canaanite Woman Treasure In Vessels Of Clay
September 26, 2023
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
September 23, 2023
Conception Of John The Baptist
September 17, 2023
Gospel: Epistle: The Word Of The Cross - Part Ii Taking Up Our Cross
September 14, 2023
Gospel: Epistle: The Exaltation Of The Cross The Cross Prefigured The Word Of The Cross The Exaltation Of The Cross
September 10, 2023
The Word Of The Cross - Part I The Son Of Man Is Lifted Up The Cross Can Be Offensive
September 8, 2023
The Nativity Of Mary Loving God First The Wisdom Of God In A Mystery The Nativity Of Mary
September 3, 2023
The Vineyard Tenants God's Messengers
September 1, 2023
The Preaching And Prayers Of The Church Gospel: Luke 4:16-22 Epistle: 1 Timothy 2:1-7
August 29, 2023
The Beheading Of John The Baptist
August 27, 2023
The "good Teacher" Heresies Of The Resurrection
August 20, 2023
Day-to-day Forgiveness Supporting The Clergy
August 15, 2023
Gospel: Epistle: The Falling Asleep Of Mary The Role Of Mary In The Early Church Mary: A Model Of Humility The Dormition
August 13, 2023
Our Life In Perspective Faith As A Mustard Seed Increasing Our Faith
August 9, 2023
The Apostle Matthias
August 6, 2023
Gospel: Epistle: The Uncreated Light The Servants And The Master
July 30, 2023
Feeding The 5,000 The Bread Of Heaven One Lord, One Church
July 23, 2023
Strength In Weakness Our Conscience Healing The Blind Men
July 20, 2023
The Feast Of Elijah The Role Of Prophets What Is Prophesy? The Feast Day Of Elijah
July 16, 2023
The Fathers Of The Fourth Ecumenical Council Rightly Dividing The Lord's Commandments Good Works Fathers Of The 4th Ecumenical Council
July 9, 2023
The Gergesene Demoniacs And Covetousness The Law, Faith And Righteousness
July 2, 2023
Great Faith Healing The Centurion's Slave Slavery And Death The Presentation Of Mary
July 1, 2023
The Unmercenary Healers
June 28, 2023
The Apostle Peter Including The Evangelist Mark, Of The Seventy
June 28, 2023
The Life Of The Apostle Paul Including Most Of The Seventy Apostles And Including Key Excerpts From John Chrysostom's Commentary On Paul's Epistles
June 25, 2023
Gospel: Epistle: Serving Two Masters And The Lamp Of The Body Justification And Faith Matthew 6:22-33 Romans 5:1-10
June 24, 2023
The Nativity Of John The Baptist
June 19, 2023
The Feast Day Of The Apostle Jude
June 18, 2023
Doers Of The Law The Twelve Accept Apostleship
June 11, 2023
Taking Up One's Cross And The Will Of God A Great Cloud Of Witnesses
June 10, 2023
The Feast Day Of The Apostle Barnabas Epistle: Acts 11:19-26, 29-30 Gospel: Luke 10:16-21
June 10, 2023
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 4, 2023
Pentecost Drinking The Living Water Gospel: Epistle: John 7:37-52, 8:12 Acts 2:1-11 Pentecost
May 29, 2023
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 25, 2023
The Ascension The Second Coming A Man Rules Heaven Gospel: Epistle: Luke 24:36-53 Acts 1:1-12 The Ascension
May 21, 2023
The Man Born Blind Opening Our Eyes The Church In Macedonia
May 14, 2023
Sunday Of The Samaritan Woman Preparation Of Samaria The Church In Antioch Gospel: Epistle: John 4:5-42 Acts 11:19-30
May 10, 2023
The Apostle Simon The Zealot Gospel: Epistle: Matthew 13:54-58 1 Corinthians 4:9-16
May 7, 2023
Sunday Of The Paralytic Tabitha And The Samaritans Gospel: John 5:1-15 Epistle: Acts 9:32-42
April 29, 2023
The Feast Day Of The Apostle James, Son Of Zebedee
April 29, 2023
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 23, 2023
Thomas Sunday Early Work Of The Twelve
April 16, 2023
Light Versus Darkness The Right Hand Of Power
April 15, 2023
Deliverance Resurrection Of The Dead The Descent Into Hell Gospel: Matthew 28: 1-20 Epistle: Romans 6:3-11
April 9, 2023
Palm Sunday The Peace Of God Gospel: John 12:1-18 Epistle: Philippians 4:4-9 Palm Sunday
April 2, 2023
The Tabernacle, Dead Works Humility And Persistence
March 26, 2023
Fasting And Prayer Our Hope The Anchor Of Our Soul
March 25, 2023
The Annunciation The Humanity Of Christ The Annunciation
March 19, 2023
Adoration Of The Cross The Priesthood Gospel: Mark 8:34-9:1 Epistle: Hebrews 4:14-5:6
March 12, 2023
Healing The Paralytic Body And Soul Angels And Our Salvation Gospel: Mark 2:1-12 Epistle: Hebrews 1:10-2:3
March 5, 2023
Windows Of Heaven The Communion Of Saints
February 26, 2023
Forgiveness, Treasure In Heaven And Judging Others
February 24, 2023
The Beheading Of John The Baptist
February 19, 2023
The Last Judgment Causing The Weak To Stumble
February 12, 2023
Repentance And The Temple Of The Holy Spirit
February 5, 2023
Deception Humility, Confession And Justification Gospel: Luke 18:10-14 Epistle: 2 Timothy 3:10-15
February 2, 2023
The Presentation Of The Lord In The Temple The Melchizedek Priesthood The Presentation Of Christ
January 29, 2023
Sunday Of The Canaanite Woman Humility And Persistence
January 22, 2023
Zacchaeus Sunday The Role Of Bishops Gospel: Luke 19:1-10 Epistle: 1 Timothy 4:9-15
January 15, 2023
The Ancestors Of Christ
January 8, 2023
Sunday After Epiphany The Lord Begins His Work Impact Of His Work Sunday After Epiphany
January 7, 2023
John The Baptist
January 6, 2023
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