Sermons by Fr. Nicholas Alford

The Wedding at Cana

The Wedding at Cana

A Sermon for the Third Sunday after Epiphany  -- Today, as we continue in the season of Epiphany, we are presented with the story of Jesus' first miracle. On the surface it is a very nice story about a wedding, and avoiding a social faux pas — running out of wine in the midst of a big party. But, in typical fashion for St. John the Evangelist, … More...

The Lives of the Saints

St. John Chrysostom

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(Feast day ~ January 27) Popularity with many often brings about hatred by some, and truth, spoken forthrightly and bluntly can inspire hatred in those for whom the truth hurts most. St. John Chrysostom, Patriarch of Constantinople at the turn of the 4th to the 5th century, experienced this phenomenon dramatically. John was born in Antioch … More...

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January Newsletter

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Thank you to all who made our Christmas celebrations so beautiful - to those who decorated, to the acolytes who served at the altar, to the choir for their music and to all who came to joyously share in the celebration of the Nativity of Our Lord. Christ is born! Glorify Him! This first month of a new year begins … More...

The Good News of Orthodoxy

From a Sermon by St. Peter Chrysologus

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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...

The Nativity Sermon by Saint John Chrysostom

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"I behold a new and wondrous mystery! My ears resound to the shepherd's song, piping no soft melody, but loudly chanting a heavenly hymn! The angels sing! The archangels blend their voices in harmony! The cherubim resound their joyful praise! The Seraphim exalt His glory! All join to praise this holy feast, beholding the Godhead herein... on … More...