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Sermons Fr. Hovnan Demerjian St. Hagop Armenian Church

Find Your Roots, Get Your Wings!

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings. -Goethe

A parishioner sent me an article this week from the Wall Street Journal titled ‘Eastern Orthodoxy Gains New Followers in America,’ which traces a small but growing trend of those with no ethnic ties joining Eastern Orthodox church like ours. The reasons for this, I believe, can be captured in one word from our introductory quote from German renaissance man Goethe: Roots. In an increasingly rootless America, where we move around so often that family and communal ties no longer connect us, people are searching for roots.


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