Homily 223 – Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa August 7, 2016 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Something in St. Paul’s letter to the Romans is striking in its simplicity, and at the same time, its complexity. He says […]

Homily 222 – Transfiguration Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa August 6, 2016 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. The Transfiguration of our Lord is, to say the least, an important event in the life of the Church. We see it not only in […]

Homily 221 – Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa July 31, 2016 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Christ left the land of the Gergasenes, and traveled across the lake. As we read last Sunday, he was asked to leave. […]

Homily 219 – Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa July 17, 2016 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Today, St. Paul tells us something absolutely startling. He tells us that we are slaves. We were slaves – and we remain […]

Homily 218 – Second Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa July 10, 2016 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. This passage may be one of the most important passages in the most important sermon ever preached. It is part of the […]

Homily 217 – Second Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa July 3, 2016 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. When we hear the words of St. Paul talking about the saints, it is easy to have the image of the New […]