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. Theodore of Canterbury

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(Feast Day ~ September 19) The history of our salvation is a story of preparing the way, of laying groundwork, of taking advantage of right conditions and making the best of others: God gave Moses the law to prepare a particular people for giving his Son; the prophets gave those people the expectation of a Messiah, the faith and obedience of one … More...

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September Newsletter


On Sunday, September 7, students and teachers in the parish will be given a blessing at the end of the Liturgy that their minds may be set on learning the ways of God as well as their other studies. We will also continue our parish custom of taking home-baked cookies to the Howard University students living in our … 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...