Homily 351 – First Sunday of Great Lent Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa March 17, 2019 Epistle: (329-ctr) – Hebrews 11:24-26, 32-12:2 Gospel: (5) – John 1:43-51 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. I find it fascinating that in the accounts of the […]

Homily 350 – Cheesefare The Expulsion of Adam from Paradise Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa March 10, 2019 Epistle: (112) – Romans 13:11-14:4 Gospel: (17) – Matthew 6:14-21 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. In today’s epistle reading, St. Paul writes to the […]

Homily 349 – Meatfare Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa March 3, 2019 Epistle: (140) – 1 Corinthians 8:8-9:2 Gospel: (106) – Matthew 25:31-46 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. As we approach Great Lent, the Church provides for us models of what repentance […]

Homily 348 – 39th Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa February 24, 2019 Epistle: (135) – 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 and (176) – 2 Corinthians 4:6-15 (Forerunner) Gospel: (79) – Luke 15:11-32 and (40) – Matthew 11:2-15 (Forerunner) In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, […]

Homily 347 – 38th Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa February 17, 2019 Epistle: (296) – 2 Timothy 3:10-15 Gospel: (89) – Luke 18:10-14 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. In thinking about the Publican and the Pharisee, we generally identify […]

Homily 346 – 37th Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa February 10, 2019 Epistle: (285-ctr) – 1 Timothy 4:9-15 Gospel: (94) – Luke 19:1-10 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Zacchaeus is such a fascinating figure for me. His name means […]

Homily 345 – 36th Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa February 3, 2019 Epistle: (280-ctr) – 1 Timothy 1:15-17 Gospel: (62) – Matthew 15:21-28 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. The woman of Canaan was desperate. You can hear that desperation […]

Homily 344 – 35th Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa January 27, 2019 Epistle: (258) – Colossians 3:12-16 and (318) – Hebrews 7:26-8:2 (St John Chrysostom) Gospel: (105) – Matthew 25:14-30 and (36) – John 10:9-16 (St John Chrysostom) In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the […]

Homily 343 – 34th Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa January 20, 2019 Epistle: (257) – Colossians 3:4-11 and (335) – Hebrews 13:17-21 (Ven Euthymius) Gospel: (93) – Luke 18:35-43 and (24) – Luke 6:17-23 (Ven Euthymius) In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, […]

Homily 342 – 33rd Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa January 13, 2019 Epistle: (224-ctr) – Ephesians 4:7-13 Gospel: (10) – Matthew 4:12-17 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. In St. Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians we hear that diversity within […]