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Weekly Sermon

Weekly Sermons from St. Hagop Armenian Church features the weekly talks by Fr. Hovnan Demerjian during our Sunday Morning service. Please do share sermons or offer your comments!

Credit Crisis

“No one finds security by wickedness, but the root of the righteous will never be moved.” -Prov. 12:3 I am reading a book called Boomerang by Michael Lewis, he is the financial journalist who wrote the Big Short and Moneyball. A common theme that comes up in his books are that the security of financial systems are…

Grape Anniversary

Yesterday was Yn. Anna and my wedding anniversary.  But wait, before there are too many smiles and “aaaws”… I totally forgot about it!  So, why am I saying this to you now?  Well, to confess my sins publically, to lessen my guilt and to win over Anna.  But, there is also a less honorable reason,…

Wanting What We Don’t Have

Kkosrov Andzevatsi, the 10th century Armenian theologian and father of Gregory of Narek said, “As we sinned and became mortal by food, Christ’s sufferings allowed us to receive atonement and immortality by food.” Andzevatsi is making a nice parallel of the “bookends” of salvation history; that Adam-the old man-sinned by eating forbidden fruit, while Christ-the…