This is the Service Book used at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church.  Feel free to download them and follow along as you like.  Note, there are a few minor discrepancies, most all in the prayers said by the priest or deacon.  Two of the settings are different, also (the Trisagion/”Holy God”, and the couple of responses […]

Please join us online for our live stream of a vespers liturgy for the Annunciation.  Tuesday evening, 6:30 PM, facebook.com/HolyTransfigurationOrthodoxChurch Also, our YouTube Channel is now functioning.  Services from last weekend are edited and posted there.  In YouTube, search for “Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church Ames, Iowa” and then click on “subscribe” to be made aware […]

Homily 400 – 3rd Sunday of Great Lent Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa March 22, 2020 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. When have we not lived in difficult times? 2,000 years ago […]

As a reminder, services are being offered by a “skeleton” crew, and you are encouraged to watch the live stream on Facebook Live – you do not have to be a user of facebook to watch. If you would like to have confession, please contact Fr. Marty by email to arrange for an appointment.  Times […]

Homily Special Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa March 15, 2020 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. In normal times, this would have been my 400th sermon. But these are not normal times, and I’m not counting it as such. First, I’ve been asked […]

  We have begun livestreaming our services on Facebook Live! Please check our Facebook page for live streaming options.  Our normal service times are 6:30 PM Saturday for Great Vespers, 9:40 AM Sunday for Third and Sixth Hour prayers, followed by the Divine Liturgy at the conclusion (about 10:00 AM).  During Lent, the services will […]

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 […]