Homily 299 – 37th Sunday after Pentecost (Cheesefare – Expulsion from Paradise) Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa February 18, 2018 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Where is our treasure? Are we putting our hopes and dreams on this existence, or the one […]

The link below has the service, with music, for the Forgiveness Vespers service, which we will celebrate at 12:30 PM immediately after the end of the fellowship hour to begin our Great Lenten journey. Holy Transfiguration Forgiveness Vespers 2018

Homily 298 – 36th Sunday after Pentecost (Meatfare – the Last Judgement) Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa February 11, 2018 Epistle:  (140) – 1 Corinthians 8:8-9:2 Brothers and sisters, food does not commend us to God, for if we eat, we are not better; and if we do not eat, we are not worse! […]

Note:  the Scriptural texts can be found at the end. Homily 297 – 35th Sunday after Pentecost (Prodigal Son) Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa February 4, 2018 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. It was a perfect plan. What could go wrong? To […]

Epistle: (296) – 2 Timothy 3:10-15 (Triodion) and (99) – Romans 8:28-39 (Martyrs) My son Timothy, you have paid close attention to my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, steadfastness, persecutions, and sufferings. You know what happened to me at Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. I endured those persecutions and the Lord delivered me out of […]

Epistle: (285-ctr) – 1 Timothy 4:9-15 My son Timothy: This saying is faithful and worthy of all acceptance. For this purpose, we both work hard and experience rejection, because we have placed our trust in the living God who is the Savior of all, especially of those who believe. Command and teach these things. Let […]