Homily 307 – Myrrhbearers’ Sunday Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa April 22, 2018 Epistle: (16) Acts 6:1-7 Gospel: (69) – Mark 15:43-16:8 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Christ is Risen! Christos Voskrese! Christos Anesthi! The myrrhbearing women were simply doing their duty. […]

Homily 306 – Thomas Sunday Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa April 15, 2018 Epistle: (14) – Acts 5:12-20 Gospel: (65 ext) – John 20:19-31 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Christ is Risen! Christos Voskrese! Christos Anesthi! For generations, our society has made […]

Homily 304 – 5th of Great Lent Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa March 25, 2018 Epistle: (321-ctr) – Hebrews 9:11-14 and (306) – Hebrews 2:11-18 (Feast) Gospel: (47) – Mark 10:32-45 and (3) – Luke 1: 24-38 (Feast) In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One […]

Homily 303 – 4th of Great Lent Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa March 18, 2018 Epistle: (314) – Hebrews 6:13-20 and (229) – Ephesians 5:9-19 (St John Climacus) Gospel: (40) – Mark 9:17-31 and (10) – Matthew 4:25-5:12 (St John Climacus) In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the […]

Homily 302 – 3rd of Great Lent Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa March 11, 2018 Epistle: (311) – Hebrews 4:14-5:6 Gospel: (37) – Mark 8:34-9:1 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. On the third Sunday of Great Lent, just before the middle of […]

Homily 300 – 1st of Great Lent Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa February 25, 2018 Epistle: (329-ctr) – Hebrews 11:24-26, 32-12:2 Gospel: (5) – John 1:43-51 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Do we believe? That seems to be the question we are […]

Homily 299 – 37th Sunday after Pentecost (Cheesefare – Expulsion from Paradise) Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa February 18, 2018 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Where is our treasure? Are we putting our hopes and dreams on this existence, or the one […]

Homily 298 – 36th Sunday after Pentecost (Meatfare – the Last Judgement) Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa February 11, 2018 Epistle:  (140) – 1 Corinthians 8:8-9:2 Brothers and sisters, food does not commend us to God, for if we eat, we are not better; and if we do not eat, we are not worse! […]

Note:  the Scriptural texts can be found at the end. Homily 297 – 35th Sunday after Pentecost (Prodigal Son) Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa February 4, 2018 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. It was a perfect plan. What could go wrong? To […]

Epistle: (296) – 2 Timothy 3:10-15 (Triodion) and (99) – Romans 8:28-39 (Martyrs) My son Timothy, you have paid close attention to my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, steadfastness, persecutions, and sufferings. You know what happened to me at Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. I endured those persecutions and the Lord delivered me out of […]