Beginning this week, all are invited to attend our services in person.  There are several restrictions, so please take note of them: If you are showing any signs of illness – fever, cough, or other active illness symptoms – please remain at home and do not risk infecting others. Those in high-risk groups for respiratory […]

Homily 414 – 7th Sunday of Pascha (First Ecumenical Council) Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa May 31, 2020 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. I am frequently asked about the trust we […]

Homily 412 – 5th Sunday of Pascha (Samaritan Woman) Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa May 10, 2020 Epistle: (38) – Acts 16:16-34 Gospel: (34) – John 9:1-38 Christ is Risen! Kristos Voskrese! Christos Anesthi! I’m so excited about our current situation. Not for the reason you may suppose. It isn’t about the desire for […]

Homily 412 – 5th Sunday of Pascha (Samaritan Woman) Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa May 10, 2020 Epistle: (28) – Acts 11:19-26, 29-30 Gospel: (12) – John 4:5-42 Christ is Risen! Kristos Voskrese! Christos Anesthi! In both the Epistle and Gospel readings we see the expansion of the Kingdom of God, the people of […]

Homily 410 – 4th Sunday of Pascha (Paralytic Sunday) Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa May 10, 2020 Epistle: (23) – Acts 9:32-43 Gospel: (14) – John 5:1-15 Christ is Risen! Kristos Voskrese! Christos Anesthi! In thinking of Bethesda, the pool with five porches, I think about trying to find a modern-day example. The closest […]

Homily 410 – 3rd Sunday of Pascha (Myrrhbearers Sunday) Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa May 3, 2020 Epistle: (16) Acts 6:1-7 Gospel: (69) – Mark 15:43-16:8 Christ is Risen! Kristos Voskrese! Christos Anesthi! When we consider the noble Joseph of Arimathea, and Nicodemus, and the Holy Myrrhbearing women, one thing is striking. These were […]