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 […]

Homily 317 – 7th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa July 15, 2018 Epistle: (116) Rom 15:1-7; (334) Heb 13:7-16 (Holy Fathers); (200) Gal 1:11-19 (St Vladimir) Gospel: (33) Mt 9:27-35; (56) Jn 17:1-13 (Holy Fathers); (mid-35) Jn 10:1-9 (St Vladimir) In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of […]

Homily 316 – 6th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa July 8, 2018 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. Jesus tells the paralytic: Be of good cheer! Your sins are forgiven! And […]