Homily 273 – 9th Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa August 6, 2017 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Happy Feast! I know some, perhaps all, would prefer to hear Metropolitan Nicholas rather than me. You will have that chance – […]

Homily 268 – 4th Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa July 2, 2017 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. We like to think of ourselves as free. If you ask most people what is celebrated in the United States on July […]

We had a couple of photos of the tuckpointing of our building published on-line:  http://www.amestrib.com/news/20170425/working-on-high  The tuckpointing is complete, by the way!  Thank you to all who helped, particularly Linda Rosa who coordinated everything!  

In the event of wintery weather, Fr. Marty lives close enough to Church to walk, so services will typically be held.  If the heating goes out, then that will be cause for cancellation.  This will be announced on the Church’s website and facebook page. If you do not feel safe venturing out, then please do […]

Homily 235 –Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa November 6, 2016 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Two healings. Very different circumstances. Same common denominator. The leader of the synagogue was looking for healing for his daughter. She was 12, […]

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Homily 230 – Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa September 25, 2016 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Glory to Jesus Christ! The apostles had been fishing all night with no luck. No success. They called it a failure, and […]

Homily 229 – Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa September 18, 2016 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. St. Paul today offers a really, really complicated passage. It is difficult, but we can break it down a bit, and perhaps […]