Homily 358 – 4th Sunday of Pascha (Paralytic) Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa May 19, 2019 Epistle: (23) – Acts 9:32-43 Gospel: (14) – John 5:1-15 Christ is risen! Xristos Voskrese! Xhristos Anesthi! In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. We are the paralytic. […]

Homily 357 – 3rd Sunday of Pascha (Myrrhbearing Women) Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa May 12, 2019 Epistle: (16) Acts 6:1-7 Gospel: (69) – Mark 15:43-16:8 Christ is risen! Xristos Voskrese! Xhristos Anesthi! In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. It may be important […]

Homily 356 – Palm Sunday Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa April 21, 2019 Epistle: (247) – Philippians 4:4-9 Gospel: (41) – John 12:1-18 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. We have completed the course of the fast. Our preparation is now completed, and […]

Homily 355 – Fifth Sunday of Great Lent Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa April 14, 2019 Epistle: (321-ctr) – Hebrews 9:11-14 and (208b) – Galatians 3:23-29 (St Mary of Egypt) Gospel: (47) – Mark 10:32-45 and (33) – Luke 7:36-50 (St Mary of Egypt) In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, […]

Homily 354 – Fourth Sunday of Great Lent Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa April 7, 2019 Epistle: (314) – Hebrews 6:13-20 and (229) – Ephesians 5:9-19 Gospel: (40) – Mark 9:17-31 and (10) – Matthew 4:25-5:12 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. In […]

Homily 353 – Third Sunday of Great Lent Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa March 31, 2019 Epistle: (311) – Hebrews 4:14-5:6 Gospel: (37) – Mark 8:34-9:1 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. We approach the Cross I think with some mixed emotions. At […]

Homily 352 – Second Sunday of Great Lent Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa March 24, 2019 Epistle: (304) – Hebrews 1:10-2:3 Gospel: (7) – Mark 2:1-12 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. What is the greatest miracle of Christ? We encounter in the […]

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 […]