Created for Compassion.

Homily 238 –Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa November 27, 2016 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. The ruler of the synagogue was only doing his job. The rules were clear. The sabbath was no time for work. Work was…

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Wealth is for giving away.

Homily 237 –Twentiy-second Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa November 20, 2016 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. One of the definitive messages of the New Testament is found in today’s Gospel reading. That message is that our wealth, our possessions,…

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Wrong question.

Homily 236 –Twentiy-first Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa November 13, 2016 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. So, a rabbi, a priest, and a minister walk into a bar. That has nothing to do with the homily this morning, I…

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Faith, spoken and silent.

Homily 235 –Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa November 6, 2016 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Two healings. Very different circumstances. Same common denominator. The leader of the synagogue was looking for healing for his daughter. She was 12,…

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Weekly Bulletin – November 13

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What God has done for you.

Homily 234 –Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Ames, Iowa October 30, 2016 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God. We’ve talked before about this passage. About how the uncontrollable was controllable by Christ, how the holiness of Christ prompted the people to…

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