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 […]