Homily 371 – 9th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa August 18, 2019 Epistle: (128) – 1 Corinthians 3:9-17 and (213) – Galatians 5:22-6:2 Gospel: (99) – Matthew 14:22-34 and (10) – Matthew 4:25-5:12 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Miracles are […]

Homily 370 – 8th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa August 11, 2019 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. Five loaves and two fish, and twelve basketfuls left. Seems straightforward, but […]

Homily 369 – 7th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa August 4, 2019 Epistle: (116) – Romans 15:1-7 Gospel: (33) – Matthew 9:27-35 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. St. Paul tells us this morning that we should bear the weaknesses of […]

Homily 368 – 6th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa July 28, 2019 Epistle: (110) Romans 12:6-14 Gospel: (29) Matthew 9:1-8 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. We think, most often, in terms of our physical needs. We respond to physical pain, […]

Homily 367 – 5th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa July 21, 2019 Epistle: (103) – Romans 10:1-10 Gospel: (28) – Matthew 8:28-9:1 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. What are the demons that possess us? Frequently, I suspect we don’t even […]

Homily 366 – 4th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa July 14, 2019 Epistle: – (93) Romans 6:18-23 and (334) Hebrews 13:7-16 (Holy Fathers) Gospel: (25) – Matthew 8:5-13 and (56) – John 17:1-13 (Holy Fathers) In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. […]

Homily 365 – 3rd after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa July 7, 2019 Epistle: (88) Romans 5: 1-10 Gospel: (18) Matthew 6:22-33 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. In thinking about this Sunday’s gospel, I’m mystified by something. How far are we […]

Homily 364 – 2nd after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa June 30, 2019 Epistle: (81-ctr) – Romans 2:10-16 and (330) – Hebrews 11:33-12:2 Gospel: (9) – Matthew 4:18-23 and (10) – Matthew 4:25-5:12 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. On Friday evening […]

Homily 363 – 1st after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa June 23, 2019 Epistle: (330) – Hebrews 11:33-12:2 Gospel: (38) Matthew 10:32-33, 37-38; (mid-79) 19:27-30 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Sometimes in looking at the liturgical readings and calendar, looking at […]

Homily 362 – 8th Sunday of Pascha (Holy Pentecost) Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa June 16, 2019 Epistle: (3) – Acts 2:1-11 Gospel: (27) John 7:37-52; 8:12 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. The feast of Pentecost predates Christianity. It began as the […]