Homily 382 – 22nd after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa November 17, 2019 Epistle: (215) Galatians 6:11-18 Gospel: (66) Luke 12:16-21 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Foolishness is not something most of us aspire to. In fact, I believe most of […]

Homily 381 – 21st after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa November 10, 2019 Epistle: (203) Galatians 2:16-20 Gospel: (53) Luke 10:25-37 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Jesus makes an interesting turn in answering the question He is asked. I’m fascinated by […]

Homily 380 – 20th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa November 3, 2019 Epistle: (200) Galatians 1:11-19 Gospel: (39) Luke 8:41-56 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. I have to imagine that the woman with the flow of blood was lonely. Being […]

Homily 379 – 19th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa October 27, 2019 Epistle: (194) 2 Corinthians 11:31-12:9 Gospel: (38) Luke 8:26-39 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. This account of the demon-possessed man from the Gospel is certainly a challenging one. […]

Homily 378 – 18th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa October 20, 2019 Epistle: (188) 2 Corinthians 9:6-11 Gospel: (83) Luke 16:19-31 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. One of the striking things about the Gospel reading this morning is that we […]

Homily 377 – 15th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa September 29, 2019 Epistle: (176) – 2 Corinthians 4:6-15 Gospel: (26) – Luke 6:31-36 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. I need to make a confession to you all. This week I […]

Homily 375 – 13th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa September 15, 2019 Epistle: (203) Galatians 2:16:20, (166) 1 Corinthians 16:13-24 Gospel: (37) Mark 8:34-9:1, (87) Matthew 21:33-42 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. There are many scriptures that are familiar to […]

Homily 374 – 12th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa September 8, 2019 Epistle: (215) – Galatians 6:11-18, (158) – 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, (240) – Philippians 2:5-11 Gospel: (9) – John 3:13-17 (Sunday before the Elevation), (79) – Matthew 19:16-26, (54) – Luke 10:38-42; 11:27-28 (Nativity of the Theotokos) In the Name of […]

Homily 373 – 11th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa September 1, 2019 Epistle: (282) – 1 Timothy 2:1-7 (Indiction) (141) – 1 Corinthians 9:2-12 (Sunday) and (258) – Colossians 3:12-16 (St Simeon) Gospel: (13) – Luke 4:16-22 (Indiction) (77) – Matthew 18:23-35 (Sunday) and (99) – Matthew 11:27-30 (St Simeon) In the […]

Homily 372 – 10th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa August 25, 2019 Epistle: (131) 1 Corinthians 4:9-16 Gospel: (72) Matthew 17:14-23 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Sometimes, the demons that are in us cannot be simply tossed away. Some require […]