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

Sermons

Preparing

By The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton | December 9, 2018

120918 Advent 2c Preparing Luke 3:1-6; Phil. 1:3-11 We are entering a season of preparation and hospitality. Last Thursday I met with David Cosio, Saul and Nalani Rodriguez to prepare an event to inaugurate a new youth group here at St. Athanasius on January 5 and we discussed how to create a welcoming atmosphere for…

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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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