St. Athanasius Episcopal Church
at the Cathedral Center of St. Paul
840 Echo Park Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 482-2040

Special Services

Weddings

 

Our church offers a beautiful and bright space for weddings in English, Spanish, Korean or bilingual. Our priests are happy to meet with any couple to talk about having their wedding here. We meet for three to six premarital sessions prior to the wedding to get to know each other and to offer elements of preparation for marriage. We are happy to celebrate weddings for couples from all races, sexual orientations, ages and religious backgrounds. Come check out the space and set up a time to meet with us to plan your wedding.

 

 

Baptisms

 

We offer baptism in English, Korean, Spanish and bilingual for children and adults, during our Sunday services or during special services at other times. We provide preparation for baptism through a class prior to the celebration. Please contact us if you would like to celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism with us.

 

 

Funerals

 

Our priests are available to offer funeral masses, memorial services, and anniversaries of death for those needing them. Many people haven’t prepared in advance for the end of life and are caught by surprise. Others have done thorough preparation and simply need a venue. Our church is a beautiful space with the option of piano, organ or recorded music. We also have a columbarium-chapel that can be used for interment of ashes and for smaller services. Under certain circumstances we can provide space for having a wake. Please contact us if you need any of these services.

 

 

First Communion

 

Children between the ages of 7 and 12 are welcome to prepare for and receive first communion. Classes are scheduled according to interest and at times that work for all. Children in the Episcopal church are welcome to take communion with their parents at regular Eucharists prior to receiving first communion preparation. First communion offers the opportunity to participate with greater understanding. Contact Father Frank if you are interested.