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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!

Temper Tantrum

O Lord, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live.’ And the Lord said, ‘Is it right for you to be angry?’ Jonah 4:3-5 Have you ever witnessed a child throwing a temper-tantrum in the middle of a grocery store (hopefully it was not your own). The child may do…

Miracle of Presence

‘It is I; do not be afraid.’ –John 6:20 Today’s Gospel reading is about Jesus appearing to his disciples in the night, in a storm, when they were terrified.  To understand the full impact of the passage, however, you have to go back a few hours to the events of that day, when Jesus multiplied a…

God Is Leading You Out of Here

Shake yourself from the dust, arise, O captive Jerusalem; loose the bonds from your neck, O captive daughter of Zion. For thus says the LORD: ‘You were sold for nothing, and you shall be redeemed without money.’ Is 52:2-3 The Message translation of today’s Bible reading from the Prophet Isaiah is titled “God Is Leading You Out of Here,”…

Perfect Gifts

Then they opened their treasures and presented Him with gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.-Mt 2:11 The other day, our entire family went shopping for Christmas gifts for Narek’s teachers, friends and family. We went to a bunch of stores in Seminole City Center. Shopping is not something I enjoy terribly, and by the time we…