Homily 370 – 8th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa August 11, 2019 Epistle: (124) – 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 Gospel: (58) – Matthew 14:14-22 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Five loaves and two fish, and twelve basketfuls left. Seems straightforward, but […]

Homily 369 – 7th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa August 4, 2019 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. St. Paul tells us this morning that we should bear the weaknesses of […]

Homily 368 – 6th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa July 28, 2019 Epistle: (110) Romans 12:6-14 Gospel: (29) Matthew 9:1-8 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. We think, most often, in terms of our physical needs. We respond to physical pain, […]

Homily 367 – 5th after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa July 21, 2019 Epistle: (103) – Romans 10:1-10 Gospel: (28) – Matthew 8:28-9:1 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. What are the demons that possess us? Frequently, I suspect we don’t even […]