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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!

No Cameras Please

Thanks to the generous support of Hagop Demirjian and family from New York, we have video cameras installed around our church and hall. These are helpful when we have events, because we can see and respond to several things simultaneously; the wedding planner is at the front door, the flower guy drove up to the…

Humble Brag

May I never boast of anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is anything; but a new creation is everything! Gal 6:14-18 In today’s reading, the Apostle Paul’s authority is again being challenged, and Paul again shows…

How to Slay a Dragon

This coming week the Armenian Church celebrates the Feast of St. George the Warrior, Ս. Գէօրգ Զօրավոր. We haven’t paid much attention to this feast day at St. Hagop, maybe because we don’t really know anyone important with the name George☺. But I can quickly catch you up on the story of St. George, because…

Transformer

Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him. John 3:14 Today we celebrate the Feast of Exaltation, the joyous victory and celebration, of the Cross. Now the cross is just one of those things that the…

Open Up

“They brought to him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they begged him to lay his hand on him. (Jesus) took him aside in private, away from the crowd, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat and touched his tongue. Then looking up to heaven, he sighed…