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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!

Rejoice and Weep

I can think of no better one-sentence description of what it looks like to be a practical Christian than St. Paul’s words “Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep (Ro 12:15).” It seems simple, but it is a lifetime work. Over the past thirteen years at St. Hagop I think we have…

The Engineer

Luke 4:25-30 Once, a construction engineer finished a long and frustrating day of work and left the office. On his way home, he decided to go to his church and confide in his priest and began speaking with him saying, “Father, today I had a meeting with the head of a company who intends to…

Every Day a Birthday

Today’s celebration of Pentecost is celebrating the birthday of the church.  Like when any of us celebrate our birthdays, we don’t tend to dwell on the actual day we were born, for the obvious reason that we can’t remember anything.  We can however ask any of our Moms and they won’t have trouble remembering.  “We…

The Poor Family

John 12:12-23 Once a wealthy nobleman decided to take his son to one of the poorest villages in their country as an effort to show his son what difficulties and challenges those people face on a daily basis. After spending the whole day with one of the poorest families there, the nobleman asked his son…