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. […]

Homily 365 – 3rd after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa July 7, 2019 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. In thinking about this Sunday’s gospel, I’m mystified by something. How far are we […]

Homily 364 – 2nd after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa June 30, 2019 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. On Friday evening […]

Homily 363 – 1st after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa June 23, 2019 Epistle: (330) – Hebrews 11:33-12:2 Gospel: (38) Matthew 10:32-33, 37-38; (mid-79) 19:27-30 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Sometimes in looking at the liturgical readings and calendar, looking at […]

Homily 362 – 8th Sunday of Pascha (Holy Pentecost) Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa June 16, 2019 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. The feast of Pentecost predates Christianity. It began as the […]

Homily 361 – 7th Sunday of Pascha (1st Ecumenical Council) Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa June 9, 2019 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. So that they may be one, even as […]

Homily 359 – 5th Sunday of Pascha (Samaritan Woman) Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa May 26, 2019 Epistle: (23) – Acts 9:32-43 Gospel: (14) – John 5:1-15 Christ is risen! Xristos Voskrese! Xhristos Anesthi! In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Saints are like […]

Homily 358 – 4th Sunday of Pascha (Paralytic) Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa May 19, 2019 Epistle: (23) – Acts 9:32-43 Gospel: (14) – John 5:1-15 Christ is risen! Xristos Voskrese! Xhristos Anesthi! In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. We are the paralytic. […]

Homily 357 – 3rd Sunday of Pascha (Myrrhbearing Women) Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa May 12, 2019 Epistle: (16) Acts 6:1-7 Gospel: (69) – Mark 15:43-16:8 Christ is risen! Xristos Voskrese! Xhristos Anesthi! In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. It may be important […]