Homily 484 – 30th APE Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa January 16, 2022 Epistle: (258) Colossians 3:12-16 Gospel: (91) Luke 18:18-27 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, One God. I frequently talk about the free will God has given us, in order that we might […]

Homily 483 – 29th APE Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa January 9, 2022 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. We have reached the conclusion of the holiday season, having celebrated the Nativity of […]

Homily 482 – 26th APE Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa December 19, 2021 Epistle: (328) Hebrews 11:9-10, 17-23, 32-40 Gospel: (1) Matthew 1:1-25 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Emmanuel. With us is God. In a few days, we’ll sing that refrain repeatedly […]

Homily 481 – 25th APE Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa December 12, 2021 Epistle: (257) Colossians 3:4-11 Gospel: (76) Luke 14:16-24 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, One God. We are forced this morning to face the question – what is our excuse. Now, consider […]

Homily 480 – 24th APE Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa December 5, 2021 Epistle: (221) Ephesians 2:14-22 and (213) Galatians 5:22-6:2 Gospel: (85) Luke 17:12-19 and (43) Matthew 11:27-30 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, One God. One of the phrases that jumped out of […]

Homily 479 – 23rd APE Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa November 28, 2021 Epistle: (220) Ephesians 2:4-10 Gospel: (71) Luke 13:10-17 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, One God. It seems like the most trouble Jesus had with the religious establishment was activity on the […]

Homily 478 – 22nd APE Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa November 21, 2021 Epistle: (203) Galatians 2:16-20 and (131) 1 Corinthians 4:9-16 (St. Philip) Gospel: (66) Luke 12:16-21 and (54, 58) Luke 10:38-42; 11:27-28 (Feast) In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, One God. You can’t […]

Homily 477 – 21st APE Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa November 14, 2021 Epistle: (203) Galatians 2:16-20 and (131) 1 Corinthians 4:9-16 (St. Philip) Gospel: (53) Luke 10:25-37 and (5) John 1:43-51 (St. Philip) In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, One God. The account of […]

Homily 476 – 20th APE Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa November 7, 2021 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. In our Gospel reading today, we see a “two-fer”. Two healings in one account. Both are […]

Homily 475 – 19th APE Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa October 31, 2021 Epistle: (194) 2 Corinthians 11:31-12:9 and (334) Hebrews 13:7-16 Gospel: (38) Luke 8:26-39 and (67) Luke 12:32-40 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, One God. It has been a challenging couple of […]