Sermons by Fr. Nicholas Alford

For the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

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If we ever find a friend or relative in trouble, we will probably be inclined to help, to do whatever we can. But what about finding a stranger in distress? While it may be relatively easy to care for friends and family in time of need, today the church gives us the parable of the Good Samaritan to remind us of the importance of caring for others, … More...

The Lives of the Saints

St. Hilarion of Palestine

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(Feast Day ~ October 21) In Palestine, in the city of Tabatha, south of Gaza, a son was born into a pagan family around the year 291. The boy Hilarion showed intellectual promise as he grew, so his parents sent him to Alexandria, one of the chief cities of the Roman Empire, to receive a good education. Hilarion’s education was more complete than … More...

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Our Lady of Walsingham

Our annual parish picnic will be held on Saturday, October 4, at Rock Creek Park, where we will eat al fresco, play games, and enjoy each other’s company in a beautiful setting. The Parish Hall will be our “back-up” in case of rain. The Our Lady of Walsingham service (originally scheduled for October 18) will not be … More...

The Good News of Orthodoxy

A Reading from a homily by St. Caesarius of Arles

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In the lesson which was read to us, dearly beloved, we heard about the time when the people were destroyed in the desert by serpents or basilisks, because of the pride of the Jews and their murmuring against the Lord. [Numbers 21:9]  Moreover, the Lord commanded Moses to make a brazen serpent and hang it on a tress, so that anyone who had been … More...