St. Athanasius Episcopal Church
at the Cathedral Center of St. Paul
840 Echo Park Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90026
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Sermons

Burning Bush Moments

By The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton | March 24, 2019

032419 Lent 3c Exodus 3:1-15; Luke 13:1-9 One of my early mentors in community organizing was a guy named Ernie Cortez. Whenever I would complain that it seemed like the work was going backwards rather than forwards, he would say, “all organizing requires disorganizing.” What he meant is that when a community is organized in…

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Temptation

By The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton | March 10, 2019

031019 Lent 1 Luke 4:1-13 Both last Sunday and on Ash Wednesday I made reference to the words spoken at Jesus’ baptism: “You are my beloved son; with you I am well pleased.” I’m going to do it again today, because, according to the Gospel, those were the last words Jesus heard before the devil…

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Freedom from Cover Ups

By The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton | March 3, 2019

030319 Transfiguration  Exodus 34:29-35; 2 Corinthians 3:7-4:2 Today is Transfiguration Sunday, the day we commemorate the story of Jesus’ glorious visit from Moses and Elijah. The passages we read all speak of a glorious light shining from people’s faces, and of the veiling of that light. In Exodus Moses’ face shone because he had been…

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