Community of Tampa | St. Pete | Florida

Sermons by Fr. Hovnan Demerjian

Set The Prisoner Free!

“In my country we go to prison first and then become President.” Nelson Mandela made this joke after he became president of South Africa, the same country which had imprisonment him unfairly for 27 years for his opposition to the racist government. Nikol Pashinian might appreciate this joke. In 2015, he finished a seven-year prison…

Speaking Different Languages

All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. Acts 2:4 Today we celebrate Pentecost, the birth of the church, that miraculous day when God’s blessings poured down upon the apostles and the church tasted God’s goodness.  But before we get too…

The Comfort of a Mother

“As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.” Is 66:13 We speak of God the father dozens of times in liturgy, i.e…our doxology begins “Park Hor—Glory to the Father…” This is proper, of course, as the Bible speaks of God repeatedly as a father.   But today…