The lie we all believe.

Homily 505 – 3 APE Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa July 3, 2022 Epistle:  (88) Romans 5: 1-10 Gospel:  (18) Matthew 6:22-33 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Anxiety seems to be the prevalent state of humanity today.  We worry – a lot…

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Distractions

Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa June 26, 2022 Epistle:  (81-ctr) – Romans 2:10-16 and (330) – Hebrews 11:33-12:2 Gospel:  (9) – Matthew 4:18-23 and (10) – Matthew 4:25-5:12 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, One God. We are not all called to be apostles.  We…

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Undistracted.

Homily 503 – All Saints Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa June 19, 2022 Epistle: (330) Hebrews 11:33-12:2 Gospel: (38, mid-79) Matthew 10:32-33, 37-38; 19:27-30 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Pentecost is considered the birth of the Church. That much we all pretty…

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The promise of Pentecost

Homily 502 – Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa June 12, 2022 Epistle: (3) Acts 2:1-11 Gospel: (27) John 7:37-52; 8:12 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, One God. In the gospel for last Sunday, the Sunday of the Fathers of the first ecumenical council,…

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Seeking happiness will never make us happy.

Homily 501 – 7th Pascha Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa June 5, 2022 Epistle: (44) – Acts 20:16-18, 28-36 Gospel: (56) – John 17:1-13 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, One God. It’s our turn. Gun violence, horrible and tragic as it is, had, until…

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