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Sermons from May 2022

Sermons Fr. Hovnan Demerjian St. Hagop Armenian Church

The Ends of Easter

This Thursday, we celebrated an important feast in the world church calendar, Hambardzoom, the Ascension of Jesus. On this day, 40 days after Easter, we remember Jesus leaving his students and rising up to the heavens to be with God. Jesus’ ascension is written about by eyewitnesses in the Gospel of Luke and Acts and…

Sermons Fr. Hovnan Demerjian St. Hagop Armenian Church

Now and Not Yet

Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed.—1 Jn. 3:2-4 Christ is Risen from the Dead…Blessed is the Resurrection of Christ! This Sunday is the last Sunday of Eastertide, the last Sunday we exchange our traditional Easter greeting.  “Christ is Risen,” as you may have noticed, is in…

Sermons Fr. Hovnan Demerjian St. Hagop Armenian Church

Stewards of Love

Today, May 8, 2022 is the Fourth Sunday of Easter in the Armenian church calendar, and also in this country, the day when we celebrate our mothers. We are a very diverse group of people in this church; in age, country of origin, politics and personalities. But there are two indisputable things we have in…

Sermons Fr. Hovnan Demerjian St. Hagop Armenian Church

Old & In the Way

I titled today’s sermon ‘Old & In the Way,’ after the name of a terrific American roots album by Jerry Garcia & friends which I highly recommend to you. It was recorded in 1973, and predated the American roots and bluegrass revival by a couple of decades. Even if I can’t get you to listen…