Season 1: Episodes 1-26 | Season 2: Episodes 27-52 | Season 3: Episodes 53-78 |
Season 4: Episodes 79-104 | Season 5: Episodes 105-130 | Season 6: Episodes 131- 157 |
Season 7: Episodes 158 - 182 | Season 8: Episodes 183 - 209 | Season 9: Episodes 210 - 234 |
Season 10: Episodes 235 - 261 | Season 11: Episodes 262 - 288 | Season 12: Episodes 289 - 318 | Season 13: Episodes 319 -

Overload Thinking

Posted: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:40:00 PDT

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Next Step #325: Borrowing from Curly's "I'm trying to think but nothing happens," Fr. Vazken talks about the information-overload and the power of the Holy Badarak (Divine Liturgy) in meditation and making it happen. The names of St. Mary. Labor day - a very special one for a niece in labor! Encore presentation of Ani Bubbles.
Song: "Garoun" by Lav Eli - www.gormusic.com
Assumption of St. Mary Sermon
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Religion in the Warplace

Posted: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:56:00 PDT

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Next Step #324: An Armodox approach to war, violence and religion with the overwhelming news of ISIS, war and genocide, destruction, killings... turning-off scenes of obscene violence of war and destruction is a luxury that many are exercising. Time to take a serious look at what you believe about religion and God in the face of such obscenity. When God is created in man's image the violence erupts... case in point, look at the Old Testament. Saudi Arabian cleric proclaims the #1 enemy of Islam.... you'll be surprised who's been putting up the wall and what we can learn. Fr. Vazken takes the ALS Ice Water Challenge - and a lady named Rose.
Song: Gor Mkhitarian's "Too Achk" from the Spirit Album: www.gormusic.com
New Gor project/music
ALS Challenge
President Obama on Isis - 8/7/14
President Obama on execution of journalist
Karabagh open to Yezidi refugees
In His Shoes - www.InHisShoes.org
Saudi Shiek's proclamation re: Islam's #1 Enemy
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Not a Rating Booster

Posted: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:33:00 PDT

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Next Step #323: In light of the passing of Robin Williams, here Fr. Vazken discusses and brings the Armodoxy understanding to difficult topics such as depression, suicide, death, loneliness and the grieving process. Also, a practical approach "economia" and how the needs of the church and community outweigh the laws and rules of those communities. The meteor shower and the learning process.
Song: Popeye the Sailor Man by Robin Williams 
Fr. Shahe Altounian's biography
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Coming Out: The Plastic Collar & a Tattoo

Posted: Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:28:00 PDT

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Next Step #322: In this episode Fr. Vazken comes out with stories from his past and today. The plastic collar... well, it's plastic... not so with the markings of the Shaolin monk and a tattoo. A look at Theoretical and Applied Physics to Religion - it just makes sense! Sabre rattling by the Azeris - Pay attention! "Impregnation Day" is past, but still possible.
Photos
Song: "Rondo for the Oud" by John Bilezikjian
Wired Magazine about Smart Phones
I found the pearl
Guns & Earrings
Kung Fu with David Carradine
Team in Her Shoes
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On the Georgian Clergy Assaults

Posted: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:25:00 PDT

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Next Step #321: In the wake of the attack on the Armenian Church by Georgians, Fr. Vazken goes through the process of applying Armodoxy to acts of violence. This is not theoretical religious thought, in fact, he shares a recent episode of harassment at the Georgian border and moves the listener to the idea of pro-acting with members of the Faith community, to make the Body of Christ a real solution for peace. This episode builds on the last few Next Steps and promises to continue in the weeks to come.
Georgian Attack on Armenian Church
Song: "Peace" by Ravi Coltrane 
"I found the Pearl
i-ACT - Darfur Activism 
Avon Walk
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Red Circles, Flies and Religion

Posted: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:07:00 PDT

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Next Step #320: What are you doing with all this religion? Black, White, Red, Squares & Circles, Flying ... Moving from Christianity 101 to Experimental Christianity. Fr. Vazken challenges the listener to go beyond the limits imposed by familiarity- beyond the "set up." Going beyond the "eternal life" catch and finding A TESTED religion that brings Peace within the conflict and chaos. Apply it to the Problem of Evil in the world and even in the context of the Transfiguration and see it work. The Rich Fool at the Ararat Home.
Sermon: I Found the Pearl 
Blog: I Found the Pearl. Now I'm Going After It
Songs: Mi Pasion by Armik
Two Short Planks by Ian Anderson
Charo - http://www.charo.com/
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Dreaming after Seven

Posted: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:04:00 PDT

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Next Step #319: Year 7 begins... Returning from a spiritual pilgrimage to the base of the sacred Mount Ararat, Fr. Vazken reflects about the power and energy for survival and building life. Here, he reflects on the current situation in the world, from wars in Syria, Iraq, Isreal and the Ukraine, and points to the spiritual answers that affect the self and then the world. At Akhtamar, a Turkish armed guard gives a reality check that was passed! This is the beginning of a series that will focus on the lessons of Armodoxy from the Cradle of Civilization.
Fr. Vazken's Blog on Armodoxy: www.armodoxy.blogspot.com 
Song: Bazzini's "Les Ronde des Lutins" performed by Maxim Vengerov
Jethro Tull's "The Whistler" - www.JethroTull.com
Beatles, "The Inner Light"
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Season 1: Episodes 1-26 | Season 2: Episodes 27-52 | Season 3: Episodes 53-78 |
Season 4: Episodes 79-104 | Season 5: Episodes 105-130 | Season 6: Episodes 131- 157 |
Season 7: Episodes 158 - 182 | Season 8: Episodes 183 - 209 | Season 9: Episodes 210 - 234 |
Season 10: Episodes 235 - 261 |Season 11: Episodes 262 - 288 | Season 12: Episodes 289 - 318 | Season 13: Episodes 319 -