Homily 282 – 19th Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa October 15, 2017 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Tilling soil is a violent act. Many of you know this better than I do, from study, and from life experience. The […]

Homily 281 – 17th Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa October 1, 2017 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. What does it mean to be a sanctuary of the Living God? If what St. Paul writes is true, which it is, […]

Homily 279 – 15th Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa September 17, 2017 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. St. Paul in his letters to the Corinthians and to the Romans offers us a strange encouragement. He tells them, and us, […]

Homily 279 – 15th Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa September 17, 2017 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. The central practice of the Christian faith is this idea of denying ourselves, picking up our Cross, and following Christ. Our society […]