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

Sermons

Creating Safety for Transformation

By The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton | December 2, 2018

Jeremiah 33:14-16; I Thessalonians 3:9-13   One reason Jesus said blessed are the children and let the children come to me is that children know what they want and ask for it. If a baby is hungry she cries. If a toddler wants a toy he demands it. But as we grow up many of…

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The Cosmic Christ Truth in God’s Reign

By The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton | November 25, 2018

Rev. 1:4-8; John 18:33-38   Almost 70 years ago Hannah Arendt wrote that the ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the convinced Communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction and the distinction between true and false no longer exist. That sounds frighteningly close to a description…

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Spiritual and Religious

By The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton | November 18, 2018

Pentecost 26 Spiritual and Religious Hebrews 10:19-25; Mark 13:1-8   I spent a few hours last week with a group of Episcopalians in a workshop on social enterprise. For those who aren’t aware, social enterprises are projects that combine business and social goals to improve financial, social and environmental well-being. Contemporary churches are using it…

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