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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The holiness of being disrespected.

Homily 500 – 5th Pascha Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa May 29, 2022 Epistle: (28) – Acts 11:19-26, 29-30 Gospel: (12) – John 4:5-42 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Christ is Risen! Christos Voskrese! Christos Anesthi! As we look at the Gospel…

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The Fountain at the well.

Homily 499 – 4th Pascha Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa May 22, 2022 Epistle: (28) – Acts 11:19-26, 29-30 Gospel: (12) – John 4:5-42 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Christ is Risen! Christos Voskrese! Christos Anesthi! I’ve always been overwhelmed by this…

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Staying in prison.

Homily 498 – 3rd Pascha Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa May 16, 2022 Epistle: (23) – Acts 9:32-43 Gospel: (14) – John 5:1-15 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Christ is Risen! Christos Voskrese! Christos Anesthi! In thinking of Bethesda, the pool with…

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This very moment.

Homily 497 – 2nd Pascha Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa May 8, 2022 Epistle: (16) Acts 6:1-7 and (68-b) 1 John 1:1-7 (St. John) Gospel: (69) Mark 15:43-16:8 and (61) John 19:25-27; 21:24-25 (St. John) In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Christ is…

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Trust and believe.

Homily 496 – Thomas Sunday Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa May 1, 2022 Epistle: (14) – Acts 5:12-20 Gospel: (65) – John 20:19-31 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Christ is Risen! Christos Voskrese! Christos Anesthi! Do not be unbelieving but believing. That…

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