Homily 453 – 3rd Great Lent – Exaltation of the Cross Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa April 4, 2021 Epistle: (311) Hebrews 4:14-5:6 Gospel: (37) Mark 8:34-9:1 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Very few objects are more central to the Christian faith […]

Homily 452 – Annunciation Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa March 24, 2021 Epistle: (306) Hebrews 2:11-18 Gospel: (3) Luke 1:24-38 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. I’m fond of saying that God only tells us what is immediately next for us. Sometimes, not […]

Homily 451 – 1st Sunday of Great Lent – Sunday of Orthodoxy Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa March 21, 2021 Epistle: (329-ctr) – Hebrews 11:24-26, 32-12:2 Gospel: (5) – John 1:43-51 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Jesus told Nathaniel that he had […]

Don’t forget our Sunday afternoon central Iowa vespers at St. George Church in Des Moines.  5:00 pm, masks and distancing will be necessary. Celebrant – Fr. Maximos Homilist – Fr. Marty Variable hymns and music – 2021 03 21 Music Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 6:30 PM:  Vespers Liturgy for Annunciation (no presanctified). Music – 2021 […]

Homily 450 – 40th Sunday After Pentecost Last Judgment Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa March 14, 2021 Epistle: (112) – Romans 13:11-14:4 Gospel: (17) – Matthew 6:14-21 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. We’ve all heard that we can’t take it with us. […]

Homily 449 – 39th Sunday After Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa March 7, 2021 Epistle: (140) – 1 Corinthians 8:8-9:2 Gospel: (106) – Matthew 25:31-46 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. It’s not often that we know the criteria by which we […]