Homily 294 – 32nd Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa January 14, 2018 (Ed. note:  In order to provide context for the homilies, we shall begin including the readings for the Sunday.) Epistle: (280-ctr) – 1 Timothy 1:15-17 My son Timothy, this saying is faithful and worthy of all acceptance: that Christ […]

Homily 293 – 31st Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa January 7, 2018 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. We have been inundated with input over the past three or four days. The Baptism of Christ is a really big deal. […]

Vespers Liturgy with Great Blessing of the Waters, Friday evening, 6:30 PM:  Holy Transfiguration Vespers modern For Theophany 2018   Divine Liturgy for Theophany and Outdoor blessing of the Waters, Saturday morning 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM:  Holy Transfiguration Theophany Liturgy 2018   Please note:  These are the entire services, with Music.

Homily 292 – 29th Sunday after Pentecost (Eve of Nativity) Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa December 24 2017 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. The Sunday before Nativity we always read St. Matthew’s genealogy of our Lord. It is more than just a […]

Sunday, December 24: Vespers (12/23):  2017 12 December 24 29th After Pentecost Tone 4 Great Vespers 2017 12 24 OT Readings Liturgy (12/24):  2017 12 December 24 29th After Pentecost Tone 4 Divine Liturgy 2017 12 24 Music Monday, December 25: Vespers for Nativity (4:00 pm 12/24):  2017 12 25 Vespers Music Divine Liturgy of St. Basil (10:00 […]

Homily 291 – 28th Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa December 17 2017 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Sometimes people ask me why a loving God sends people to hell. They are bewildered occasionally when I tell them God doesn’t […]