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.

June 30, 2024
Taking Up One's Cross And The Will Of God A Great Cloud Of Witnesses
June 28, 2024
The Apostle Peter Including The Evangelist Mark, Of The Seventy
June 28, 2024
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 24, 2024
The Nativity Of John The Baptist
June 23, 2024
Pentecost Drinking The Living Water Gospel: Epistle: John 7:37-52, 8:12 Acts 2:1-11 Pentecost
June 19, 2024
The Feast Day Of The Apostle Jude
June 16, 2024
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 13, 2024
The Ascension The Second Coming A Man Rules Heaven Gospel: Epistle: Luke 24:36-53 Acts 1:1-12 The Ascension
June 10, 2024
The Feast Day Of The Apostle Barnabas Epistle: Acts 11:19-26, 29-30 Gospel: Luke 10:16-21
June 10, 2024
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, 2024
The Man Born Blind Opening Our Eyes The Church In Macedonia
June 2, 2024
Sunday Of The Samaritan Woman Preparation Of Samaria The Church In Antioch Gospel: Epistle: John 4:5-42 Acts 11:19-30
May 26, 2024
Sunday Of The Paralytic Tabitha And The Samaritans Gospel: John 5:1-15 Epistle: Acts 9:32-42
May 19, 2024
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 12, 2024
Thomas Sunday Early Work Of The Twelve
May 10, 2024
The Apostle Simon The Zealot Gospel: Epistle: Matthew 13:54-58 1 Corinthians 4:9-16
May 5, 2024
Light Versus Darkness The Right Hand Of Power
May 4, 2024
Deliverance Resurrection Of The Dead The Descent Into Hell Gospel: Matthew 28: 1-20 Epistle: Romans 6:3-11
April 30, 2024
The Feast Day Of The Apostle James, Son Of Zebedee
April 28, 2024
Palm Sunday The Peace Of God Gospel: John 12:1-18 Epistle: Philippians 4:4-9 Palm Sunday
April 25, 2024
The Life Of Mark The Evangelist Gospel: Epistle: Mark 6:7-13 1 Peter 5:6-14
April 21, 2024
The Tabernacle, Dead Works Humility And Persistence
April 14, 2024
Fasting And Prayer Our Hope The Anchor Of Our Soul
April 7, 2024
Adoration Of The Cross The Priesthood Gospel: Mark 8:34-9:1 Epistle: Hebrews 4:14-5:6
March 31, 2024
Healing The Paralytic Body And Soul Angels And Our Salvation Gospel: Mark 2:1-12 Epistle: Hebrews 1:10-2:3
March 25, 2024
The Annunciation The Humanity Of Christ The Annunciation
March 24, 2024
Windows Of Heaven The Communion Of Saints
March 17, 2024
Forgiveness, Treasure In Heaven And Judging Others
March 10, 2024
The Last Judgment Causing The Weak To Stumble
March 3, 2024
Repentance And The Temple Of The Holy Spirit
February 25, 2024
Deception Humility, Confession And Justification Gospel: Luke 18:10-14 Epistle: 2 Timothy 3:10-15
February 24, 2024
The Beheading Of John The Baptist
February 18, 2024
Holiness Sunday Of The Canaanite Woman
February 11, 2024
Parable Of The Talents Paul's Work Among The Churches
February 4, 2024
Zacchaeus Sunday The Role Of Bishops Gospel: Luke 19:1-10 Epistle: 1 Timothy 4:9-15
February 2, 2024
The Presentation Of The Lord In The Temple The Melchizedek Priesthood The Presentation Of Christ
January 28, 2024
Blind Bartimaeus Of Jericho Lord Have Mercy Chief Of Sinners
January 21, 2024
Lepers, Samaritans And Gratitude The Ancestors Of Christ
January 14, 2024
Sunday After Epiphany The Lord Begins His Work Impact Of His Work Sunday After Epiphany
January 7, 2024
John The Baptist
January 6, 2024
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