Homily 249 – Meatfare/Last Judgement Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa February 19, 2017 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Throughout history, all of human history, people have asked a question. What does it take to be in favor with God. Sometimes it was […]

Homily 248 – Prodigal Son Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa February 12, 2017 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. One of my mentors used to tell me that it is the person you identify with in the parable that is the most critical […]

St. John Cassian: “Do not pray for the fulfillment of your wishes, for they may not accord with the will of God. But pray as you have been taught, saying: Thy will be done in me (cf. Luke 22:42). Always entreat Him in this way – that His will be done. For He desires what […]

Homily 247 – Publican and Pharisee Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa February 5, 2017 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. What can I say about the publican and the Pharisee that hasn’t already been said? Likely, nothing. And still the Church gives us […]

Homily 246 – Thirty-second Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa January 29, 2017 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. This morning we read two separate Gospel passages. One is the story of Zacchaeus, the tax collector who repented. The other is […]