Homily 274 – 10th Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa August 13, 2017 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. The gospel speaks of something called faith. And if we have but a small quantity of it, amazing things can be accomplished. […]

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 – […]

Congratulations to Saba and Mariam on the birth of Ilia Wednesday morning at 3:30 AM!  Baby and mom are fine.  Mariam’s father, Metropolitan Nikolaz, will be joining us for our feast day, and to meet his grandson!  This could get exciting, folks! Here are the bulletins for the weekend: 2017 08 August 06 9th After […]

Homily 272 – 8th Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa July 30, 2017 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. We hear about the feeding of the 5,000 this morning. I have heard this story so many times, I confess that I […]

Homily 271 – 7th Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa July 23, 2017 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Much of the conversation of the Gospel accounts revolve around the question we first asked last week. Who do you say that […]

Homily 270 – 6th Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa July 16, 2017 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. So which is easier? To say “Your sins have been forgiven” or “Get up, and walk”? We may at first think that […]