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. Chad of Litchfield

St Chad

(Feast Day ~ March 2) During the presidential election of 2004 we heard much about “chads”. After the reporters had exhausted their supply of words about such things as “dimpled chads” and “hanging chads”, they moved on to enlighten us about the country Chad and then to teach Americans - many for the first time - about St. Chad, who was bishop … More...

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March Newsletter

icon Annunciation

We will celebrate the Sunday of Orthodoxy with Vespers at Ss Peter & Paul Church in Potomac, MD at 5PM on Sunday, March 1. All are invited to this annual pan-Orthodox service. Bishop ANTHONY of the Antiochioan Diocese of Toledo and the Midwest will be the speaker. Lenten suppers, classes, and Stations of the … More...

The Good News of Orthodoxy

From a Sermon by St. Peter Chrysologus


Today, brethren, you have heard how all the greatness of the kingdom of heaven has been compared to a grain of mustard seed. This analogue is something so small, so tiny; indeed, it is the tiniest of tiny things. How can it contain such great power? The Lord says that it does: “What is the kingdom of God like, and to what shall I liken it?” When … More...