Homily 240 –Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa December 11, 2016 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Many are called – and many are the excuses. What are we called to? The Gospel tells us we are called to something […]

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 239 –Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa December 4, 2016 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Sometimes, like today, we read two readings from the Epistle and the Gospel. Those readings are outlined in the typikon, the book that […]

Homily 238 –Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa November 27, 2016 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. The ruler of the synagogue was only doing his job. The rules were clear. The sabbath was no time for work. Work was […]

Homily 237 –Twentiy-second Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa November 20, 2016 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. One of the definitive messages of the New Testament is found in today’s Gospel reading. That message is that our wealth, our possessions, […]

Homily 236 –Twentiy-first Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa November 13, 2016 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. So, a rabbi, a priest, and a minister walk into a bar. That has nothing to do with the homily this morning, I […]