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 […]

Homily 328 – 18th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa September 30, 2018 Epistle: (188) 2 Corinthians 9:6-11 Gospel: (26) Luke 6:31-36 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. St. Paul gives us this morning a strategy for maximizing our life. May not […]

Homily 327 – 17th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa September 23, 2018 Epistle: (182-ctr) 2 Corinthians 6:16-7:1 and (210-ctr) Galatians 4:22-31 (Forerunner) Gospel: (17) Luke 5:1-11 and (2) Luke 1:5-25 (Forerunner) In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Our community experienced a […]

Homily 326 – 16th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa September 16, 2018 Epistle: (203) Galatians 2:16:20; (181) 2 Corinthians 6:1-10 Gospel: (37) Mark 8:34-9:1; (105) Matthew 25:14-30 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. On Friday we celebrated the Exaltation of the […]

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 […]