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Sermons from June 2022

Sermons Fr. Hovnan Demerjian St. Hagop Armenian Church

613 ‘Can I’s’

‘Can I, can I, can I….’ If you are a parent or spent any time around kids, you have been through this phase with your children.  It seems from our youngest days we are hardwired to seek and test the boundaries of what we can and can’t do; it’s how we learn and grow and…

Sermons Fr. Hovnan Demerjian St. Hagop Armenian Church

Apprentices

We have a strong system of higher education in the United States, which also has significant problems in need of reform. The most obvious problem we all see about college is its price tag. ‘College is the opposite of kidnapping. They demand $100,000 from you or else they’ll send your kid back!’  College gets lots…

Sermons Fr. Hovnan Demerjian St. Hagop Armenian Church

Hero Ball

Today is the feast of the Old Testament prophet Elijah.  Reading Elijah’s ups and downs in today’s assigned readings is like watching the Boston Celtics in the NBA finals; one quarter they look absolutely unbeatable and the next feels like if I suited up I could improve the team. Like the Celtics, Elijah has had…

Sermons Fr. Hovnan Demerjian St. Hagop Armenian Church

Epic Fails

Second only to videos starring cats, the most popular genre of clips and videos these days is the ‘epic fail’. Go ahead, open youtube today after church and type in ‘epic fail.’  You’ll see dozens of videos, each with a million views, of a parent getting on their child’s kiddy toy, and destroying the toy…