Congregation of St. Athanasius

Caring, Contemporary, Community based urban multicultural congregation Los Angeles, CA
Congregation of St. Athanasius
Congregation of St. Athanasius
Congregation of St. Athanasius
Congregation of St. Athanasius

Who We Are

St. Athanasius is the Cathedral Congregation of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. We celebrate three Eucharistic services each Sunday: Spanish, English and Korean. There is an active youth group, weekly mid week Bible Study, Sunday adult education, a Food Bank that serves over 300 people per week, and networks of care that inspire and heal. Two full time priests support a congregation of lay ministers. Come visit us so we can welcome you St. Athanasius style!

About Us

Vibe
Casual, Traditional Liturgy, Creative, Progressive, Gay affirming, Multigenerational, Lots of kids, Lively, Inclusive

Programs
Community Service, Social Justice, Children's Ministry, Youth Group, Choir, Adult Education, Food Pantry

Music
Passionate Reverent, Traditional Hymns, Contemporary, Organ, Chanting, Praise and Worship

Denomination
Episcopal

Size
Medium

Language
Spanish, English, Korean

Founded
1864

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
840 Echo Park Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Phone
213.482.2040 ext. 257

Website

Directions
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Our Services

What are services like?
Each language service is different, though all use traditional Episcopal liturgy with Eucharist. Spanish employs praise songs and regional music, very reverent with a great sense of humor. English uses the organ, percussion and a cantor as well as a youth choir. Music varies from traditional hymns to African and Latin American songs. The Korean service uses traditional hymns and liturgy.

What is the community like?
The people of St. Athanasius are very welcoming of new people and caring for each other. The members seek out and serve each other in beautiful ways. The Spanish group is active in the Cursillo movement, and the commitment level of the members is high.

What if I'm not a Christian?
St. Athanasius welcomes people wherever they are on their spiritual journey. A person doesn't have to believe anything in particular to participate in activities or to be loved by our members. We help people discover their own spiritual path in the midst of a supportive community.

Leadership View all

Frank Alton

Frank Alton

The Rev. Frank Alton has been a clergy person since 1978, though only recently did he become an Episcopal Priest. He is currently the Priest in Charge at the Congregation of St. Athanasius at the Cathedral Center of St. Paul. Previously he directed a non profit educational advocacy agency called Prepare the Future. For fifteen years he was the pastor of the Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles. He spent nine years serving in a poor community in Mexico City and teaching theological education.

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