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Weekly Sermon (Page 3)

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!

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…

Tatoo You

[Jesus Christ] is the reflection of God’s glory and the exact imprint of God’s very being, and he sustains all things by his powerful word.(He 1:3) More than twenty percent of adult Americans have a tattoo.  That’s about 50 million people. Surprisingly, I have been called to consult on a couple tattoos.  I’m asked questions…

Bumped Up

‘When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. And you will be…