Homily 399 – 1st Sunday of Great Lent Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa March 8, 2020 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. Where should we focus? In our world today there is […]

Homily 398 – 37th after Pentecost (Forgiveness Sunday Expulsion from Paradise) Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa March 1, 2020 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. Rabbi Manis Freidman tells the story, the true […]

Homily 397 – 36th after Pentecost (Last Judgement) Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa February 23, 2020 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. Think back, if you will, to the last test or […]

Homily 396 – 35th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa February 16, 2020 Epistle: (135) 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 Gospel: (79) Luke 15:11-32 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. One of the appeals of the parable of the Prodigal is that we all […]

Homily 394 – 33rd after Pentecost, the Sunday of Zacchaeus, the Meeting of the Lord Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa February 2, 2020 Epistle: (316) Hebrews 7:7-17 (Feast) and (285-ctr) 1 Timothy 4:9-15 Gospel: (7) Luke 2:22-40 (Feast) and (94) Luke 19:1-10 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of […]