Homily 456 – 2nd Pascha Thomas Sunday Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa May 9, 2021 Epistle: (14) – Acts 5:12-20 Gospel: (65) – John 20:19-31 Christ is Risen! Kristos Voskhrese! Christos Anesthi! St. Thomas would have made a good American. We are an independent sort – not one to take the word of someone […]

Homily 455 – Palm Sunday Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa April 25, 2021 Epistle: (247) – Philippians 4:4-9 Gospel: (41) – John 12:1-18 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. We have completed the course of the fast. Our preparation is now completed, and […]

Homily 454 – 5th Great Lent – St. Mary of Egypt Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa April 18, 2021 Epistle: (321-ctr) – Hebrews 9:11-14 and (208b) – Galatians 3:23-29 Gospel: (47) – Mark 10:32-45 and (33) – Luke 7:36-50 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, […]

Please note:  we will have two presanctified divine liturgies next week, one on Wednesday and one on Friday, both at 6:30 pm. Also, please join us for a cleaning day on Saturday, April 24, from 9:00 am until completed (usually around noon, depending on the number of people).   Services for Saturday and Sunday: Celebrant:  […]

Homily 453 – 3rd Great Lent – Exaltation of the Cross Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa April 4, 2021 Epistle: (311) Hebrews 4:14-5:6 Gospel: (37) Mark 8:34-9:1 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Very few objects are more central to the Christian faith […]

Homily 452 – Annunciation Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa March 24, 2021 Epistle: (306) Hebrews 2:11-18 Gospel: (3) Luke 1:24-38 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. I’m fond of saying that God only tells us what is immediately next for us. Sometimes, not […]