Bible Studies for Teens and Adults
*Note, it is my recommendation that the Bible Studies be done combined with teens and adults. The interaction of teens with adults on matters of faith is of utmost importance. Moreover, the teens and adults in a family are more likely to continue their conversation at home if they have together attended the same class than otherwise. Likewise, adults are more likely to attend Bible Study if they do so with their children. It is an opportunity for adults and older youth to bond in the faith. Some have thought that it is better for children to be apart from their parents because they "express themselves more." That is what I thought until I turned to a combined curriculum. While ok for youth ministries, total "age segregation" is not as good for education (although "Generations of Faith" model works ok, with part "grouped by age" and part "together"). With education, the combined adults and children get to hear each other, and get to hear a distinct voice on the faith (think Trinity, and image of Trinity). Try it, you might like it. --Fr. Harry Linsinbigler
Bible Study for the Book of Romans
Bible Study for The Acts of the Apostles
Other Bible Study Sources and Resources
Bible versions in various languages (click on one of the flags at bottom to access the various languages)
Bible Gateway (another site with the Bible in various versions and languages)
*Note, the audio readings above are provided by Ancient Faith Radio and provides readings based on the Revised Orthodox Julian Calendar, because a majority of Orthodox jurisdictions are on the Revised Julian Calendar, as are the large majority of Orthodox in America. While most of the year the daily readings are the same for the Julian and Revised Julian Calendar, there is a portion of the calendar where they differ. For this reason, we here provide the readings for days when they differ.
The above audio readings are provided by AFR and are based on the Orthodox Revised Julian Calendar because a majority of Orthodox jurisdictions (and the largest three in the US) follow the RJC. There are no audio readings based on the old Julian reckoning of the Menaion.
The Orthodox Calendars (both Julian and Revised Julian) are both the same with regard to the Octoechos, the Lenten Triodion, the Pentecostorian (Flowery Triodion). The only difference is that observation of the Menaion (currently 13 days apart) and "shifts" that occur with regard to the Menaion (such as Lucan jump, and when major feasts fall on a particular day).