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. Frumentius, Apostle to the Abyssinians

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(Feast Day ~ October 27) Adventure novels and Hollywood movies are usually the settings for tales of travel to faraway places, shipwreck, murder, enslavement - tales which eventually have happy endings. However, many such tales fill the history of the Christian Church as it spread through the world. One such story is that of St. Frumentius, … More...

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October Newsletter

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

From a Homily by St. Bede the Venerable


Dearly beloved, today we keep holy-day, with one great cry of joy, in memory of all the Saints whose presence is a gladness to heaven; whose prayers are a blessing to earth; whose victories are the crown of holy Church; whose testimony is now to be honored in proportion to the glory imparted to it by the agony which was endured in the giving of it. … More...

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...