“Spirit enough for the wilderness”: a sermon on memory and nostalgia

“SPIRIT ENOUGH FOR THE WILDERNESS” Sermon for the 100th anniversary of ARMENIAN MEMORIAL CHURCH, WATERTOWN SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29 Every time we tell the story, the peaches get sweeter. Once upon a time, my Great-Aunt Josephine was flying back to the United States from her childhood home in Italy. And like […]

Naming Truth: A Sermon on Being Set Free & The Armenian Genocide

Rev. Laura Everett, Executive Director, Massachusetts Council of Churches Ecumenical Armenian Vespers at Trinity Church in Boston Thursday April 23, 2014, 7:30pm Mark 5: 1-20 She spoke truth. With the clipped diction of a Boston Protestant from a certain social strata, the 75-year-old suffragette and abolitionist Julia Ward Howe climbs the stairs to the podium […]

What the Living Do: A Sermon after Watertown

“What the Living Do: A Sermon after Watertown” St. James Armenian Orthodox Church, Mt Auburn St. Watertown MA Sunday April 21, 2013 Memorial of the Armenian Genocide Martyrs ”Do not be astonished at this; for the hour is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and will come out—those who […]