Homily 245 – Thirty-first Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa January 22, 2017 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. In his commentary on this passage, Blessed Theophylact notes that this is a rather mundane setting for a miracle. Jesus and the […]

Homily 244 – Thirtieth Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa January 15, 2017 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. This encounter is fairly well known to us, and the interpretations also. We often hear of the commandment to sell everything, give […]

Homily 243 – Twenty-ninth Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa January 8, 2017 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. All my life, from as far back as I can remember, I’ve heard the phrase we heard this morning over and over. […]

Homily 242 –The Circumcision of Christ, Twenty-eighth Sunday after Pentecost St. John the Theologian Orthodox Church, Rapid City, South Dakota January 1, 2017 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Obviously, our Lord loved the Temple. So much so that as a lad of only […]