Welcome to Grace! Bienvenido a La Gracia!

To Love, Proclaim, and Serve God through

Amar, Proclamar y Servir a Dios a través de

  • life-giving liturgical worship
  • joyful community
  • empowering others

We live our mission through worship, in which lay adults, children and youth participate alongside our clergy.  Traditional, life-giving Eucharistic liturgy and fine music are hallmarks of worship at our parish, and we have weekly services in both English and Spanish.  We create a joyful community with a harvest of fellowship activities and events for all ages.  We empower and serve others through vital ministries, particularly around feeding the hungry.  Please explore our website to get to know us or, better yet, come visit!

For more information or to be added to our mailing list, please contact us at welcome@gracealex.org.

 

 

Prayer Service for Ukraine: April 11th at 7:30 p.m.
Prayer Service for Ukraine: April 11th at 7:30 p.m.
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From the Rector: What Does Baptism Look Like?
From the Rector: What Does Baptism Look Like?
Dear Friends in Christ, What does baptism look like? Most of the time, we think of a cute baby in a white bonnet, with proud parents and godparents around the font.   In the early church, however, adult baptism was the norm. Converts ...read more
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Afghan Refugee Ministry Update
Afghan Refugee Ministry Update
As many of you know, a small group of parishioners has been actively engaged in supporting Afghan families settling in Alexandria as an extension of the Christ Church Refugee Ministry (CCRM). The Grace "Care Team" began working about two months ago ...read more
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From the Rector: How Do We Pray for Peace?
From the Rector: How Do We Pray for Peace?
Dear Friends in Christ—   “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples . . .” (Luke 11:1)   The request of Jesus’s friends raises the question: is there a right way to pray? And, if so, how do we figure it ...read more
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From the Rector: Walk the Cross, Stand Close to Pain, Heal the World
From the Rector: Walk the Cross, Stand Close to Pain, Heal the World
Dear Friends in Christ—   How do we walk the way of the cross?   One answer is a liturgical one: we do this imaginatively and spiritually in worship.  During Lent, we gather in the nave to walk the Stations of the Cross, on ...read more
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From the Rector: The Calm Before The Calendar
From the Rector: The Calm Before The Calendar
Dear Friends in Christ—   What’s on your calendar?   Historically, mine has been full—too full. I use a paper calendar, and not only do I write appointments in it, I stick post-it notes with aspirations on various dates, ...read more
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Confessions During Lent
Confessions During Lent
Each Sunday morning, we confess our sins together during worship.  Our tradition also has a rite for individuals to make a private confession with a priest.  Mother Nina and Mother Anne are glad to hear confessions at any time, but especially ...read more
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This Lent: Outdoor Stations of the Cross
This Lent: Outdoor Stations of the Cross
Calling all to participate!   Last year, Grace inaugurated a Way of the Cross OUTDOORS.  Station 1 was up by the flagpole, and Station 14 was inside the wall of the Columbarium.  Creating these representations of each of the 14 ...read more
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From the Rector: What’s Lent Got to Do With It?
From the Rector: What’s Lent Got to Do With It?
Dear Friends in Christ—   I have been writing a lot in the last month about community—about its gifts, its healing power, its urgency.   As we move into Lent, I want to ask a more basic question: what, exactly, is our ...read more
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From the Rector: How Can Lent Bring Us Together?
From the Rector: How Can Lent Bring Us Together?
Dear Friends in Christ—   Earlier this week, Mother Nina and Sam and I met to talk about liturgical themes for Lent. Normally, we think about Lent as a time of personal penance—we give up chocolate or alcohol, we try to make up for ...read more
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