Homily 327 – 17th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa September 23, 2018 Epistle: (182-ctr) 2 Corinthians 6:16-7:1 and (210-ctr) Galatians 4:22-31 (Forerunner) Gospel: (17) Luke 5:1-11 and (2) Luke 1:5-25 (Forerunner) In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Our community experienced a […]

Homily 326 – 16th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa September 16, 2018 Epistle: (203) Galatians 2:16:20; (181) 2 Corinthians 6:1-10 Gospel: (37) Mark 8:34-9:1; (105) Matthew 25:14-30 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. On Friday we celebrated the Exaltation of the […]

Homily 325 – 15th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa September 9, 2018 Epistle – (215) Galatians 6:11-18 (Sunday before the Elevation), (176) 2 Corinthians 4:6-15 Gospel – (9) John 3:13-17 (Sunday before the Elevation), (92) Matthew 22:35-46 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, […]

Homily 324 – 14th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa September 2, 2018 Epistle – (170) 2 Corinthians 1:21-2:4 Gospel: (89) Matthew 22:1-14 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. St. Paul’s relationship with the Christians of Corinth was a complicated one. Most […]

Homily 323 – 13th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa August 26, 2018 Epistle – (166) 1 Corinthians 16:13-24 Gospel – (87) Matthew 21:33-42 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. The Owner of a Household built a winepress. And let it out […]

Homily 322 – 12th after Pentecost St. Paul Orthodox Church, Dayton, Ohio August 19, 2018 Epistle – (158) 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Gospel: (79) Matthew 19:16-26 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. First, I’d like to offer a word of thanks to you all, from […]

Homily 321 – 11th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa August 12, 2018 Epistle – (141) 1 Corinthians 9:2-12 Gospel – (77) Matthew 18:23-35 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Most historians recognize that a talent was a lot of money. A […]

Homily 320 – 10th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa August 5, 2018 Epistle – (131) 1 Corinthians 4:9-16 Gospel – (72) Matthew 17:14-23 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Our Lord tells us that “this kind of spirit does not go […]

Homily 319 – 9th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa July 29, 2018 Epistle: (128) 1 Corinthians 3:9-17 Gospel: (59) Matthew 14:22-34 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. St. Paul calls us “God’s co-workers”. He goes on to describe us as God’s […]

Homily 318 – 8th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa July 22, 2018 Epistle: (124) 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 Gospel: (58) Matthew 14:14-22 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. When thinking of the miracle of the loaves and fishes, we often marvel at […]