Homily 237 –Twentiy-second Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa November 20, 2016 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. One of the definitive messages of the New Testament is found in today’s Gospel reading. That message is that our wealth, our possessions, […]

Homily 236 –Twentiy-first Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa November 13, 2016 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. So, a rabbi, a priest, and a minister walk into a bar. That has nothing to do with the homily this morning, I […]

Homily 235 –Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa November 6, 2016 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Two healings. Very different circumstances. Same common denominator. The leader of the synagogue was looking for healing for his daughter. She was 12, […]

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Homily 234 –Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa October 30, 2016 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. We’ve talked before about this passage. About how the uncontrollable was controllable by Christ, how the holiness of Christ prompted the people to […]

Homily 233 – Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa October 16, 2016 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. We live in a world obsessed with outcomes. Winning – regardless of the methods, regardless of the means – counts. Nothing else. […]