Homily 351 – First Sunday of Great Lent Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa March 17, 2019 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. I find it fascinating that in the accounts of the […]

Homily 350 – Cheesefare The Expulsion of Adam from Paradise Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa March 10, 2019 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. In today’s epistle reading, St. Paul writes to the […]

Please remember – do not bring food for coffee hour this week!  We are going to visit our friends at UCC immediately following the Divine Liturgy. 2019 03 March 10 Cheesefare Forgiveness Sunday Tone 8 Great Vespers 2019 03 March 10 Cheesefare Forgiveness Sunday Tone 8 Divine Liturgy 2019 03 10 Music Forgiveness Vespers will […]

Homily 349 – Meatfare Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa March 3, 2019 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. As we approach Great Lent, the Church provides for us models of what repentance […]

Homily 348 – 39th Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa February 24, 2019 Epistle: (135) – 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 and (176) – 2 Corinthians 4:6-15 (Forerunner) Gospel: (79) – Luke 15:11-32 and (40) – Matthew 11:2-15 (Forerunner) In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, […]

Homily 347 – 38th Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa February 17, 2019 Epistle: (296) – 2 Timothy 3:10-15 Gospel: (89) – Luke 18:10-14 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. In thinking about the Publican and the Pharisee, we generally identify […]