Homily 226 – Tenth Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa August 28, 2016 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Christ speaks of faith, and of power. The faith to move mountains. The faith to heal. The faith to eliminate those who […]

Homily 225 – Ninth Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa August 21, 2016 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. There is a bit of irony in the Gospel reading this morning. Peter – the Rock – walking on the water, sinking […]

Homily 224 – Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa August 14, 2016 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. I imagine we are all familiar with the story of the feeding of the five thousand. The account in St. John’s Gospel […]

Homily 223 – Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa August 7, 2016 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Something in St. Paul’s letter to the Romans is striking in its simplicity, and at the same time, its complexity. He says […]

Homily 222 – Transfiguration Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa August 6, 2016 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. The Transfiguration of our Lord is, to say the least, an important event in the life of the Church. We see it not only in […]

Homily 221 – Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa July 31, 2016 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Christ left the land of the Gergasenes, and traveled across the lake. As we read last Sunday, he was asked to leave. […]