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 […]

Homily 371 – 9th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa August 18, 2019 Epistle: (128) – 1 Corinthians 3:9-17 and (213) – Galatians 5:22-6:2 Gospel: (99) – Matthew 14:22-34 and (10) – Matthew 4:25-5:12 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Miracles are […]

Homily 370 – 8th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa August 11, 2019 Epistle: (124) – 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 Gospel: (58) – Matthew 14:14-22 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Five loaves and two fish, and twelve basketfuls left. Seems straightforward, but […]

Homily 369 – 7th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa August 4, 2019 Epistle: (116) – Romans 15:1-7 Gospel: (33) – Matthew 9:27-35 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. St. Paul tells us this morning that we should bear the weaknesses of […]

Homily 368 – 6th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa July 28, 2019 Epistle: (110) Romans 12:6-14 Gospel: (29) Matthew 9:1-8 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. We think, most often, in terms of our physical needs. We respond to physical pain, […]

Homily 367 – 5th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa July 21, 2019 Epistle: (103) – Romans 10:1-10 Gospel: (28) – Matthew 8:28-9:1 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. What are the demons that possess us? Frequently, I suspect we don’t even […]

Homily 366 – 4th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa July 14, 2019 Epistle: – (93) Romans 6:18-23 and (334) Hebrews 13:7-16 (Holy Fathers) Gospel: (25) – Matthew 8:5-13 and (56) – John 17:1-13 (Holy Fathers) In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. […]