Homily 448 – 37th Sunday After Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa February 21, 2021 Epistle: (296) 2 Timothy 3:10-15 Gospel: (89) Luke 18:10-14 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Few parables capture the essence of human existence and the relationship with our […]

Homily 447 – 36th Sunday After Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa February 14, 2021 Epistle: (285-ctr) 1 Timothy 4:9-15 Gospel: (94) Luke 19:1-10 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Zacchaeus, in the children’s song that some of us learned in Sunday School, […]

Homily 446 – 34th Sunday After Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa January 31, 2021 Epistle: (258) Colossians 3:12-16 Gospel: (105) Matthew 25:14-30 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Investing has been in the news lately – the Gamestop stock, mostly. A bunch […]

Homily 445 – 33rd Sunday After Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa January 24, 2021 Epistle: (257) Colossians 3:4-11 and (99) Romans 8:28-39 Gospel: (93) Luke 18:35-43 and (105-106) Luke 21:8-19 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. In the account of the Blind […]

Homily 444 – 32nd Sunday After Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa January 17, 2021 Epistle: (250) Colossians 1:12-18 and (335) Hebrews 13:17-21 Gospel: (91) Luke 18:18-27 and (24) Luke 6:17-23 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. The question the young ruler asks […]

Homily 443 – 31st Sunday After Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa January 10, 2021 Epistle: (224-ctr) – Ephesians 4:7-13 Gospel: (8) – Matthew 4:12-17 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. As I was contemplating the Gospel, it seems that the world turned […]

Homily 442 – 30th Sunday After Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa January 3, 2021 Epistle: (298) 2 Timothy 4:5-8 (Sunday before Theophany) Gospel: (1) Mark 1:1-8 (Sunday Before Theophany) In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Repentance is a word we hear repeatedly […]

Homily 441 – 28th Sunday After Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa December 20, 2020 Epistle: (328) Hebrews 11:9-10, 17-23, 32-40 (Sunday before Nativity) Gospel: (1) Matthew 1:1-25 (Sunday before the Nativity) In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. As we begin the Nativity […]

Homily 440 – 27th Sunday After Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa December 13, 2020 Epistle: (257) Colossians 3:4-11 (Forefathers) and (213) Galatians 5:22-6:2 (St. Herman) Gospel: (76) Luke 14:16-24 (Forefathers) and (24) Luke 6:17-23 (St. Herman) In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. […]

Homily 439 – 26th Sunday After Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa December 6, 2020 Epistle: (229) Ephesians 5:9-19 and (335) Hebrews 13:17-21 (St. Nicholas) Gospel: (85) Luke 17:12-19 and (24) Luke 6:17-23 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. When we celebrate great […]