Sermons

Wake Up to Life

By The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton | December 1, 2019

120119 Advent 1 C Isaiah 2:1-5; Matthew 24:36-44       Are any of you like me in finding it harder to wake up on these cold winter mornings than on a bright summer day? I found it especially hard to get out of bed this weekend with the rain and cold that made Los Angeles…

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Cosmic Christ

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

112419 Cosmic Christ C  This One Has Done Nothing Wrong Jer. 23:1-6; Col. 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-49       If you have yet to see the picture I posted on St. Athanasius’ Facebook page, let me describe it. I’ve said that the lessons between now and Christmas emphasize how we are to live as we await…

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How Do Dreams Inform Reality?

By The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton | November 17, 2019

111719 Pentecost 23c Isaiah 65:17-25; Luke 21:5-19       Last week I received one of those online polls from a progressive political network. Two of the questions were: which of the following is more important to you personally: a candidate who will focus on harnessing Democrats’ positive energy or a candidate who will focus on…

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