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 […]

Homily 339 – 30th Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa December 23, 2018 Epistle: (328) Hebrews 11:9-10, 17-23, 32-40 (Sunday before Nativity) Gospel: (1) Matthew 1:1-25 (Sunday before the Nativity) In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. The Sunday before Nativity we […]

Homily 338 – 29th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa December 16, 2018 Epistle: (257) – Colossians 3:4-11 Gospel: (76) – Luke 14:16-24 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Something we need to understand from the beginning is that this banquet isn’t […]

Homily 337 – 28th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa December 9, 2018 Epistle: (250) Colossians 1:12-18 and (210-ctr) Galatians 4:22-31 (Conception MG) Gospel: (85) Luke 17:12-19 and (36) Luke 8:16-21 (Conception MG) In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Our lives begin […]

Homily 336 – 27th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa December 2, 2018 Epistle: (233) Ephesians 6:10-17 Gospel: (91) Luke 18:18-27 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Sometimes we have to go beyond what is written to get to where we want […]

Homily 335 – 26th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa November 25, 2018 Epistle: (229) Ephesians 5:9-1 9 and (318) Hebrews 7:26-8:2 Gospel: (71) Luke 13:10-17 and (54) Luke 10:38-42; 11:27-28 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. On many occasions in the […]

Homily 334 – 25th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa November 18, 2018 Epistle: (224) Ephesians 4:1-6 Gospel: (66) Luke 12:16-21 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Jesus tells us this morning a parable. The truth that this parable communicates is that […]

Homily 333 – 24th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa November 11, 2018 Epistle: (221) – Ephesians 2:14-22 Gospel: (53) – Luke 10:25-37 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. In our modern world, we hear the phrase often “If you see something, […]

Homily 332 – 22nd after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa October 28, 2018 Epistle – (215) Galatians 6:11-18 Gospel – (38) Luke 8:26-39 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. The demons in the Gadarene man recognized Jesus. They recognized not only Christ, […]

Homily 330 – 20th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa October 14, 2018 Epistle – (200) Galatians 1:11-19 and (334) Hebrews 13:7-16 (Fathers) Gospel – (35) Luke 8:5-15 and (56) John 17:1-13 (Fathers) In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. St. Paul reminds […]