Homily 465 – 4th APE Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa July 18, 2021 Epistle: (93) Romans 6:18-23 and (334) Hebrews 13: 7-16 Gospel: (25) Matthew 8:5-13 and (56) John 17:1-13 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, One God. We are not free. We are slaves. […]

Homily 464 – 3rd APE Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa July 11, 2021 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. I want to commend this Gospel reading to you, particularly if you suffer from anxiety. […]

Homily 463 – 2nd APE Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa July 4, 2021 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. Most of the saints […]

Homily 462 – 1st APE Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa June 27, 2021 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. When we think about the saints, perhaps we usually think about the monks […]

Homily 460 – 7th Pascha Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa June 13, 2021 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. Maybe we don’t often think of the First Ecumenical Council this way, but […]

Homily 459 – 6th Pascha Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa June 6, 2021 Epistle: (38) – Acts 16:16-34 Gospel: (34) – John 9:1-38 Christ is Risen! Al-masseah kham! Kristos Voskrese! Christos Anesthi! We look at the last few weeks, and there is something we need to note. We begin with the Sunday of Thomas, […]

Homily 458 – 5th Pascha Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa May 30, 2021 Epistle: (28) – Acts 11:19-26, 29-30 Gospel: (12) – John 4:5-42 Christ is Risen! In hearing of St. Photini, the Samaritan woman at the well, it is very common I think to focus on the five husbands. Photini’s story is certainly […]

Homily 457 – 3rd Pascha Myrrhbearers Sunday Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa May 16, 2021 Epistle: (16) – Acts 6:1-7 Gospel: (69) – Mark 15:43-16:8 Christ is Risen! Kristos Voskhrese! Christos Anesthi! Last week, with the Sunday of St. Thomas, we recognized that life as we know it was completely and utterly changed by […]

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 […]