Homily 473 – 16th APE Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa October 10, 2021 Epistle: (181) 2 Corinthians 6:1-10 and (334) Hebrews 13:7-16 Gospel: (30) Luke 7:11-16 and (56) John 17:1-13 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, One God. The widow of Nain provides us with […]

Homily 472 – 15th APE Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa October 3, 2021 Epistle: (176) 2 Corinthians 4:6-15 Gospel: (26) Luke 6:31-36 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Two significant messages in the readings this morning. In the Gospel, we are reminded that […]

Homily 471 – 12th APE Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa September 12, 2021 Epistle: (215) – Galatians 6:11-18 (Sunday before the Elevation), (158) – 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, (240) – Philippians 2:5-11 (Nativity of the Theotokos) Gospel: (9) – John 3:13-17 (Sunday before the Elevation), (79) – Matthew 19:16-26, (54) – Luke 10:38-42; 11:27-28 (Nativity […]

Homily 470 – 11th APE Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa September 5, 2021 Epistle: (141) 1 Corinthians 9:2-12 Gospel: (77) Matthew 18:23-35 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Christ begins the parable in the Gospel by telling us that this parable is what […]

Homily 469 – 9th APE Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa August 22, 2021 Epistle: (128) 1 Corinthians 3:9-17 Gospel: (59) Matthew 14:22-34 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, One God. The most prevailing barrier to our full communion with Christ is twofold. On the one […]

Homily 468 – 8th APE Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa August 15, 2021 (Dormition) Epistle: (124) 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 and (240) Philippians 2:5-11 Gospel: (58) Matthew 14:14-22 and (54) Luke 10:38-42; 11:27-28 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Today we combine two great […]

Homily 467 – 7th APE Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa August 8, 2021 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. Last week we spoke of the paralytic, and how healing was not the key element, but […]

Homily 466 – 6th APE Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa August 1, 2021 Epistle: (110) Romans 12:6-14, (125) 1 Corinthians 1:18-24, (330) Hebrews 11:33-12:2 Gospel: (29) Matthew 9:1-8, (60) John 19:6-11, 13-20, 25-28, 30-35, (38) Matthew 10:32-36; 11:1 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, One […]

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. […]