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 […]

Homily 314 – 3rd after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa June 24, 2018 Epistle – (93) Romans 6:18-23 and (112) Romans 13:11-14:4 (Forerunner) Gospel – (25) Matthew 8:5-13 and (2) Luke 1:5-25, 57-68, 76, 80 (Forerunner) In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. […]

Homily 314 – 3rd after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa June 17, 2018 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. It is no secret that this passage in St. Matthew is a […]

Homily 313 – 2nd after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa June 10, 2018 Epistle: (81-ctr) – Romans 2:10-16 and (330) Hebrews 11:33-12:2 (Saints) Gospel: (9) Matthew 4:18-23; (10) Matthew 4:25-5:12 (Saints) In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. The celebration of the Saints […]

Homily 312 – 1st after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa June 2, 2018 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. In the world of my youth, I didn’t understand the idea […]

Homily 311 – 8th of Pascha Holy Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa May 27, 2018 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. When we think about Pentecost, we don’t always remember that it […]

Homily 310 – 7th of Pascha (Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council) Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa May 20, 2018 Epistle: (44) – Acts 20:16-18, 28-36 Gospel: (56) – John 17:1-13 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. It is fitting that we end […]

Homily 309 – 6th of Pascha (Man born Blind) Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa May 13, 2018 Epistle: (38) – Acts 16:16-34 Gospel: (34) – John 9:1-38 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 miracle described […]