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

Sermons

Baptism of Jesus Sustaining Belovedness in a Throw-Away Culture

By The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton | January 13, 2019

011319 Isaiah 43:1-6a; Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 One challenge of moving toward sustainability in creation is that we must do it in a throw-away culture. We have been trained to throw things away rather than renew and recycle. We use dispensable plates, cutlery and napkins for much of our eating. It’s cheaper to throw away our…

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Navigating by Starlight

By The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton | January 6, 2019

010619 Epiphany 1c Isaiah 60:1-7; Eph. 3:1-13; Matthew 2:1-12 Today we begin the season of Epiphany with a day some call Three Kings Day because we remember the wise men who brought gifts to Jesus. Epiphany is the time between Christmas and Lent, which varies in length due to the lunar calendar; it will be…

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What Kind of Beginning?

By The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton | December 30, 2018

123018 Christmas 1c What Kind of Beginning? John 1:1-18 Tomorrow night we will celebrate the New Year. How will you celebrate? One thing that happens at midnight on New Years is a lot of chaos. People make noise–with horns, fireworks, noisemakers, or simply screaming; we revel; we dance; we hug strangers; we do things we…

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