Sermons by Fr. Nicholas Alford

A Sermon for Trinity Sunday

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We sing the words week after week, year after year. We know them well, but do we consider what we are saying, do we think about these words, about their meaning and their importance for our lives? “I believe in one God...” These are tremendously powerful words that change everything for us - that shape our lives, that shape our understanding of … More...

The Lives of the Saints

St. John Cassian, Abbot

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(Feast Day ~ July 23) St. John Cassian (or St. Cassian, as he is sometimes called) was born around 360 in Marseille. Having heard of the great desert monks in the Middle East, John and a friend, Germain, traveled to Bethlehem to join a monastery and learn the ascetic life. There, stories of the great monks of the Egyptian desert led the two … More...

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July / August Newsletter

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Summer is a time for church conferences: the Parish Life Conference for the Eastern Region will be held for the first time at Antiochian Village from July 2-6. Fr. Nicholas, Kh. Becky, and Reader Simon (Karl Tsuji) will attend and participate in Western Rite Vespers, which will be offered by the four Western Rite … More...

The Good News of Orthodoxy

From a Sermon by St. Ambrose of Milan

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When the angel revealed his message to the Virgin Mary he gave her a sign to win her trust. He told her of the motherhood of an old and barren woman to show that God is able to do all that he wills. When she hears this Mary sets out for the hill country. She does not disbelieve God’s word; she feels no uncertainty over the message or doubt about … More...