Orthodox Bible Study
The Bible and the Church. By C.G. Pallas
The Bible in Orthodox Christian Education. By Rev. Paul Schneirla
Bishop's Pastoral Letter on the New Revised Standard Version. By Bishop Tikhon of San Francisco and the West
The Lord Is My Shepherd. By Archbishop Dmitri of Dallas and the South
The Magi and the Infant Jesus. By Monk Themistocles (Adamopoulo)
My Bible, My Friend. By Very Rev. Father James C. Meena
An Orthodox Christian Response to the Inclusive Language Lectionary. By Fr. Paul Tarazi
The Two Pre-Eminent Confessors. By Archbishop Stylianos of Australia
Some Remarks about Biblical and Liturgical Translations. By Archbishop Peter (L'Huiller) of New York and New Jersey
Unprecedented Mutuality. By Archbishop Stylianos of Australia
Violence and the Gospel. By Metropolitan George (Khodr) of Byblos and Batroun
Zacchaeus the Publican. By Metropolitan George (Khodr) of Byblos and Batroun
Divine Revelation and the Old Testament. By Monk Themistocles (Adamopoulo)
Newness and the Image of God. By Fr. Paul Tarazi
On the Meaning of Biblical Prophecy. By John C. Trevor
The Beatitudes. By Archimandrite Athanasius Saliba
Forgive Us. By Rev. Vladimir Berzonsky
Lord, Crown Me! By V. Rev. James Meena
The Name of God: Abba. By Fr. Paul Tarazi
The Parable of the Talents. By Fr. Jonathan Hemmings
Who Gave Us the New Testament? By Rev. Fr. A. James Bernstein
The Orthodox Christian Approach. By Archimandrite Timotheos Pantelakos
Reflections on the Word of God. By Rev. Dr. Stanley S. Harakas
Study - Revelations
by Dr. Dean Crosby
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Into The Throne Room...Revelation 4
After hearing the heavenly voice commanding him to “Come up here”, the apostle John has been translated from “the things that are…” , through the “door opened into heaven“, into the very throne room of God.
What Else Did He See Up There?...Revelation 4
The Apostle John has been taken “In the Spirit” into the very throne room of God, to record for us the “Things which he has seen“, as part of the Revelation of Jesus Christ.
Miscellaneous Bible Study
Transfiguration - St. Luke 9:27-36
First Sunday after Transfiguration - Matthew 21:23-32
Editor's Note: Although Orthodox Lectionary specifies Matthew 21:28-32, the extended passage from 23-32 is given here.
Second Sunday After Transfiguration - Mark 12:38-44
Dr. Susan Jacob, MD - Editor
How to Read the Bible
There are a number of ways to read the Bible. One of the first things you should look for is good footnotes at the bottom of the page that are indexed to other similar texts in the Bible. This helps the reader to understand the particular verse in context, rather than in isolation.
58 - True Fasting
Includes Matthew Henry's Commentary and John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on Isaiah 58. Isaiah 58 tells about a true lent or fasting that is pleasing to our Lord.
Bible Commentaries on Gospel Readings from LectionarySecond Sunday after New Sunday - St. John 21: 15 -19
Third Sunday after New Sunday - St. Luke 24 : 13 - 35
Fourth Sunday after New Sunday - St. Luke 9: 51-62
Ascension - Luke 24:36-53 and Acts 1:1-12
Sunday Before Pentecost
Gospel Reading: John 6: 35-46
Gospel Reading: John 17: 13-26
PentecostGospel Reading: John 15: 1-14
Abide in my Love - Gospel
Analysis of John 15:9-17
by Edward Markquart, Seattle
First Sunday After Shunoyo - Mark 10:35-45
Golden Friday (Friday after Pentecost)Gospel Reading Luke 22:24-30
First Sunday After PentecostGospel Reading: John 6 25-35
Second Sunday After PentecostGospel Reading: Matthew 10:34-11:1
Fourth Sunday After PentecostMatthew 14:14-23 - King James Version
Fifth Sunday After PentecostMatthew Henry's Commentary on Luke 9:10-17
Sixth Sunday After PentecostMatthew 15:32-39 (Scripture)
Seventh Sunday After PentecostMark 3:20-30 (Scripture - KJV)
Holy Bible for Our Rescue
Important Bible Passages for emergency use.
Commons Questions from the Bible
The Cross - Four
The cross has four scriptural expressions - the Death on the Cross, the Blood of His Cross, the Word of the Cross, and the Offense of the Cross.
ways not your own!
Surrender to Me everything you are that I may "rise up" in you as your Spring and Living Waters yes, but these waters must flood your mindset "that My Kingdom may Come" into the all of you that I may translate your spirit, mind and soul into the "All of Me" "The Manifold Wisdom of The Father" but "you must" make me your door and key you walk through in all you do for I AM your eternal light to the knowledge and wisdom of The Father and it is this you "must" understand . .
What bible says about being blessed. Scripture passages with reference to 'Blessed.'
What potential! God had a marvelous plan for Jeremiah's life...BEFORE HE WAS BORN!
The Lordship and The Lifestyle
To "seek first His kingdom" is to daily live in voluntary submission to His will, His way, and His word.
Genesis 3:16, with its prophetic divine judgment on "the woman" (required because of Eve's disobedience to the Word of God) is the first of the Bible's "three sixteens."
to Have the Mind of Christ, Phil. 2:5-8
To have the mind of Christ: to make myself nothing this is the ultimate in self-denial; to think as Christ thought; to desire as Christ desired; to choose as Christ chose.
Rejoice in the Lord - Phil. 3:1 and 4:4-7
May every anxious thought drive me into your arms, O God, and not to stress or worry.
Knowing Christ as Savior
Knowing Christ as Savior from sin is our first need.
What the Bible says about Jesus Christ as God
Don't Know What To Believe
The true message of Jesus Christ will set people free -- not put them in bondage. It truly is good news, and makes people happy when they correctly understand it.
Lord (John 15:10-12)
Indeed we find the deepest fulfillment and joy when we serve those we love most. May we find our deepest fulfillment and joy in serving the Lord who gave His life for us. Thus, Lord, let me learn to abide in your love and in your joy.