Posts by The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton

A New Way of Seeing

030820 Lent 2  John 3:1-17   The story of Nicodemus is one of the biblical stories that I most connect to at a personal level. As a religious professional, I approach holiness with a similar combination of strengths and weaknesses. The story is the Gospel lesson on the second Sunday of Lent every three years.…

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Una nueva forma de ver

030820 Cuaresma 2  Juan 3: 1-17   La historia de Nicodemo es una de las historias bíblicas con las que más me conecto a nivel personal. Como profesional religioso, me acerco a la santidad con una combinación similar de fuertes y débiles. Esta historia siempre se lee cada tres años en el segundo domingo de…

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The Paradoxical Path to Getting what we Want

030120 Lent 1  Genesis 2:4b-9, 15-17; 3:1-7; Matthew 4:1-11   Last Thursday evening about 130 people from the Echo Park community gathered at St. Paul’s Commons to address the crisis around the unhoused population occupying the park in increasing numbers. I was on a panel with a homeless man from the park, a resident from…

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DOS PIANOS

HOY A LAS 4:00 PM SAN ATANASIO PRESENTA UN CONCIERTO DE DOS PIANOS PIANISTAS Jenny Soonjin Kim & Hanna Park El programa incluye • Charles Tomlinson Griffes’ Roman Sketches, Op. 7 by Hanna Park• Ludwig van Beethoven’s 15 variations and Fugue in E flat Major, Op. 35 “Eroica” by Jenny Soonjin Kim, and• Beethoven’ Fantasia…

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Miércoles de Ceniza Hábitos de Amor

022620 Miércoles de Ceniza Hábitos de Amor Joel 2:1-2, 12-17; 2 Cor. 5:20-6:10; Mateo 6:1-6, 16-21   No hagan sus buenas obras delante de la gente sólo para que los demás los vean. Cuando ayudes a los necesitados, no lo publiques a los cuatro vientos. Cuando ustedes ayunen, no pongan cara triste para que la…

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Habits of Love

022620 Ash Wednesday  Joel 2: 1-2, 12-17; 2 Cor. 5: 20-6: 10; Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-21   Don’t do your good deeds in front of people just for others to see them. When you help those in need, don’t post it to the four winds. When you fast, don’t make a sad face for people…

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TWO PIANOS

Join us on Sunday, March 1st at 4pm for a special piano concert by Dr. Jenny Soonjin Kim and her student Hanna Park.    The concert program includes Charles Tomlinson Griffes’ Roman Sketches, Op. 7 by Hanna Park, Ludwig van Beethoven’s 15 variations and Fugue in E flat Major, Op. 35 “Eroica” by Jenny Soonjin…

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Follow Me

012620 Epiphany 3  I Cor. 10:10-18; Matthew 4:12-23   When Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he knew that it was his turn now; the ball was in his court. And he knew that his mission to create a new unity around God’s inclusive love threatened the powers that be. If John could be…

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