The Very Reverend Richard A. Lord was called to be Rector of the Church of the Holy Comforter, Vienna, Virginia, in 1994. In that capacity, he serves as chief teacher, preacher, and pastor of the parish. His central responsibility is to work with the elected Vestry of the parish to set priorities for its direction and work with the parish staff to help parishioners carry out their ministries. He also serves as Dean of Region V in the Diocese of Virginia. Ordained in 1981, Fr. Lord is a graduate in music from Catholic University. He holds a master’s in Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary and a master’s of Sacred Theology from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale.


Richard A. Lord: Finding Grace, Gratitude, and Generosity in the Episcopal Church

Posted on October 28, 2002 by Richard A. Lord

Do religious organizations have the spiritual authority to challenge congregants to lead more generous lives? In the religious context, is charitable giving more than a financial matter? This case study from 'Faith and Family Philanthropy' suggests that giving is an emotional and spiritual practice that, over the course of a lifetime, transforms the giver's relationships with God, others, and the world as a whole… Read More