Welcome to the St. Hagop Church podcast, a ministry of St. Hagop Armenian Church on the Gulf Coast of Florida. The St. Hagop Church podcast shares weekly sermons, as well as conversations and reflections, all discerning the movement of God in the everyday life of the faithful.
Giving Up Original Sin for Lent
The problem with ‘original sin’ is that it starts the greatest story ever told in the middle, not the beginning. We did fall and allowed evil into the world, true, but that is chapter three of Genesis. Chapter one is when almighty God made everything before us, galaxies, earth, oceans, whales, quarks and leptons and…
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Giving Up Lent for Lent
So if you want true Lent summed up in 250 characters or less, don’t go to twitter, go the beautiful and inspiring words of the Prophet Joel and go to them often. ‘Even now, says the lord, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, and weeping, and mourning; rend your hearts, not your…
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Don’t Drink the Water
This, hints Jesus, is how a life of faith works. We can drink up our blessings, take our life for granted and then fall short, or we can trust that in offering our blessings to God and others he can multiply them…and sharing our trials with others and God, he can help overcome them. Jesus…
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In his book entitled God’s Psychiatry, Charles Allen tells this story: As World War II was drawing to a close, the Allied armies gathered up many hungry orphans. They were placed rehabilitation centers where they were well-fed. But despite excellent care, they slept poorly-they were anxious and afraid. At some point a psychologist came up…
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Our Gospel reading today shows us in a powerful way that if you want to get anywhere in life Jesus can get you there. And he can get you there fast. It is written that the disciples just starting rowing across the lake, a vast lake and when they saw Jesus immediately the boat reached…
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Jesus the Missing Years
If the New Testament was a book like any other, we would say that it is badly written. It shows us nothing of the development of its main protagonist Jesus. We know nearly nothing about where he came from, how he was raised and was socialized. We know nothing about how his upbringing affected his…
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