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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!

Remembering from Where We Came

On the last day of the festival, the great day, while Jesus was standing there, he cried out, ‘Let anyone who is thirsty come to me, and let the one who believes in me drink. As the scripture has said, “Out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of living water.”’Jn 7:37-38 Today’s reading begins…

No, No, No!

The Remembrance of the Prophet Jonah My daughter Nora is beginning to talk, and perhaps her favorite new word is “no.” Can we change your diaper? No. Will you eat your green beans? No. Ironically, both of our kids had a favorite book which was key in teaching them to say No. It is called…

Wine of Grace

The Wedding at Cana, where Jesus turns water into wine, is unique to the Gospel of John and is the first of Jesus’ seven miracles in the narrative.  We should remember that the “miracles” Jesus performs are not really called miracles but signs, something clear from the Armenian word used, Nshank. This is important to…

The Power of Names

And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.  Luke 2:21 Today we remember the day, eight days after Christmas, when Mary and Joseph named their child Jesus.  Names can be very important.  Our son Narek’s…

Peek-A Boo

And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.’ Mt 3:16-17  Before…