Sermons by Fr. Nicholas Alford

A Sermon for the First Sunday in Lent

Triumph of Orthodoxy

"Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation (II Cor. 6)." We are now in a time of preparation for Pascha, when the love of God destroyed the ultimate power of sin and death. The Church calls us to increased prayer and fasting, to increased almsgiving, to self-examination and confession. We are called to prepare our hearts … More...

The Lives of the Saints

St. Justin, Philosopher and Martyr

St Justin Martyr

(Feast day ~ April 14) Like as the hart desireth the water-brooks so longeth my soul after thee, O God. My soul is athirst for God, yea even for the living God. [Psalm 42:1, 2a] St. Justin began life as a typical citizen of the Roman Empire. Born in Nablus, Palestine (Shechem in ancient Samaria) around the year 100, his pagan parents sought … More...

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April Newsletter

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Upon the repose of our beloved Metropolitan Philip, St. Gregory’s joined with parishes around the archdiocese in honoring his memory with services. We celebrated a Requiem Mass on the third day following his death and will continue to remember him in prayers for forty days and on the one-year anniversary of his … More...

The Good News of Orthodoxy

From a Sermon by St. Melito of Sardis

Crucifixion from Missal

There was much proclaimed by the prophets about the mystery of the Passover: that mystery is Christ, and to him be glory for ever and ever. Amen. For the sake of suffering humanity he came down from heaven to earth, clothed himself in that humanity in the Virgin's womb, and was born a man. Having then a body capable of suffering, he took the … More...