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 -

Prejudice Caterpillars Miss the Perfect Game

Posted: Thu, 03 Jun 2010 15:17:28 PDT

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Next Step #104: The missed perfect game - can the Commission do the same for the church? Desecration of the land – the oil spills from Ararat to the Gulf. A look at prejudice - Stepan Partamian's visit to the church, prejudging Christianity, and an honest look beyond the outward. Ready for another Armodoxy Axiom? The Chosen people are the ones who choose God. It's all in this episode.
Song: "Komitas" by Bambir on the Quake Album;
Ani’s Bubbles: Processional Caterpillars;
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for epostle.net
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50 Ways to Leave Your Nightmares

Posted: Fri, 28 May 2010 00:13:04 PDT

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Next Step #103: A look at the gifts of the Holy Spirit in defining the Body of Christ - the Holy Church. It’s Pentecost: Happy Birthday to the Church! Gifts of Grace: Technology and the Armenian Church and the Cupertino years. Sacrificing for others, in an expression of forgiveness. Memorial Day - some die, others work, but all give. It's the sacrifice that makes us who we are.
Book Review: Muriel Mirak-Weissbach “Through the Wall of Fire: Armenia—Iraq—Palestine From Wrath to Reconciliation”;
Ani's Bubbles: Forgiveness;
Music: "Amen Hayr Sourp" Dudukner Quartet
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for epostle.net
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Coloring Jesus with a Happy Face

Posted: Thu, 20 May 2010 18:06:25 PDT

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Next Step #102: An atheist visits the Armenian Church and makes us think about Jesus. What is our perception of Jesus? How is it colored by the circumstances that surround our life? A look at the Kent State (Ohio) Massacres 40 years later – Vietnam comes home and affects Armodoxy. Religion doesn’t exit in a vacuum and so it must be relevant to the times and withstand the “test.” Exit-interview with Mariam Torgomyan, burn victim after 5 surgeries and 10 months of therapy. How faith and a church community help this girl heal. Pentecost and the Holy Spirit are coming!
Music: “Yes Achk” by Gor Mkhitaryan (http://www.gormusic.com/)
Ani’s Bubbles: Loving Kindness
Sponsored by Prof. Nicholas & Janine Economides (http://dailyexegesis.blogspot.com/)
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for epostle.net
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Generation 1: Filling Emptiness

Posted: Thu, 13 May 2010 18:58:28 PDT

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Next Step #101: On this Ascension, Fr. Vazken takes listeners on a journey from the foot of the Cross, where an expression of Motherhood fills the emptiness of life with faith. Filling the emptiness as did Generation #1 – when they did God’s work: making something from nothing! Happy Mothers’ Day, to our mothers+. Want to name your child? Some suggestions too.
Music: "Mayrigis" performed by Mariam Matossian (www.mariammatossian.com)
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for epostle.net
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Conversation beyond Politics

Posted: Thu, 06 May 2010 16:26:53 PDT

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Next Step #100: Making Prayer a continuous conversation with God (and why the National Day of Prayer might hinder that process). Secrets revealed: Picking the right Lotto numbers and making peace without war. What kind of Priest would Jesus ordain? Church dynamics: The Old Boys Club is an Armenian one at that. Why invite an atheist to church?
Song: “Sareh Siroon Yar” by Zulal;
Ani's Bubbles: A prayer by Bernard of Clairvaux;
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for epostle.net
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The Sound of One Hand Clapping

Posted: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 16:47:43 PDT

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Next Step #99: Genocide Commemoration - why we can't forget. Story of the USC Annenberg School's Denial Policy, Interview with William's College Student Madlyn Mgrublian who single-handedly organized the campus commemoration; Follow up to the Famine and a glimpse of a REAL miracle, one of resurrection and hope for tomorrow.
Music: Soorp Soorp by Gagik Gasparian – www.gagikgasparyan.com
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for www.epostle.net
This episode sponsored by Professor Nicholas & Janine Economides
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No Death at This Funeral

Posted: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 12:53:53 PDT

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Next Step #98: "Let the Dead Bury the Dead" says Jesus to bring our focus back to the empty tomb. Find the power in the message of Christ as Armodoxy gives us a unique view of life with tragedy. Love conquers evil, light overcomes darkness and life transforms death. Insight on how Gomidas Vartabed sang during the Genocide? Walking In His Shoes gives us a chance to do the work of Christ, especially today, in a world overcome by disease, war and famine. In His Shoes Ministries is taking the past, making it relevant today and forging the future.
Music: "Khungi Dzar" sung by Victory Theresa Avedikian (Argentina), “Aerials (hidden track)” by SOAD
Ani’s Bubbles: “He Needed Me” – http://scrubsmag.com/blogs/student-nurse/
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for www.epostle.net
Sponsored by Prof. Nicholas and Janine Economides
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Fresh Air from Buenos Aires

Posted: Thu, 15 Apr 2010 12:01:22 PDT

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Next Step #97: From beautiful Argentina, the Next Step comes with some fresh air – dropping the In His Shoes seeds in a new generation. Taking responsibility for Genocide as children of Genocide, Fr. Vazken expounds on the philosophy of the Next Step. Here is a primer for our ministry laced with examples and stories from a short visit to the South American community in Buenos Aires.  Is there an “answer” to Genocide? And what is the “next step” – all in this remote podcast.
Music: “Amen Hayr Sourp” played by Gagik Gasparyan (www.rgsmusic.com.ar) and Astor Piazzolla “Suite Troileana” as background;
Ani’s bubbles: “Simple Truths of Service”;
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for epostle.net;
Episode Sponsored by Janet Kinosian;
Special thanks to Jorge Tossounian in Argentina.
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Post Easter Focus Adjustment

Posted: Thu, 08 Apr 2010 14:09:41 PDT

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Next Step #96: A Post-Easter walk around the Armenian Church locally, and the Christian Church globally. Making the Good News of the Empty Tomb a way of life. Correcting our outlook with a focus on the intention of what Easter and our faith is all about. More possibilities of a virtual church as In His Shoes goes to the Southern Hemisphere.
Song: Bingyol by Zulal;
Ani's Bubbles "Island Rescue";
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for Epostle.net;
Sponsored by Professor Nicholas and Janine Economides.
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Easter - Beginnings for Faith, Hope and Love

Posted: Thu, 01 Apr 2010 17:30:28 PDT

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Next Step #95: Holy Week Edition, looking at our Lenten Journey, culminating with the Crucifixion and Resurrection. Tribute to Jesus Christ Superstar at age 40 - how the questions are just as important as the answers. Abp. Tiran's admonition to not discount reason. The Jehovah’s Witness target the Armenian community in Los Angeles. Here arises our challenge to REACT to the EMPTY TOMB by making Easter a celebration of Faith, Hope and Love alive in our lives every day. No April Fools jokes today!
Music: "Der Voghormya" - Focused Vision;
Ani's Bubbles - Nothing can separate us from God.
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for epostle.net
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The New Media Lent is Just Beginning

Posted: Thu, 25 Mar 2010 11:00:02 PDT

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Next Step #94: Using the New Media to bring the message of God's Kingdom to the world. End of Lent reflections about the Ministry – the Lenten Journey podcasts and the ability to create virtual communities of God. Fr. Vazken discusses the thought process in creating the vision for the “epostle’s net.” Networking with the Samaritan Group (after health care debate). An overview of Holy Week in the Armenian Orthodox Church.
Ani's Bubbles: "Matter of Perspective";
Song: "Gakavik" by Datevik;
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for ePostle.net
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Menu for the Second Coming

Posted: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 15:45:22 PDT

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Next Step #93: A very "Meaty" podcast for the Lenten Season. Exploring the Second Coming of Christ - the Armodoxy way! A clip from the televangelist's infomercial will make you believe you’ve tuned in to Saturday Night Live. But don’t despair – there is hope on the horizon – not for $39.95, not even for two payments of $19.95. More on Women in the Church as a listener shares her frustration and Fr. Vazken calls for a serious look at participation in the Armenian Church.
Links:  
Janine’s Blog: http://dailyexegesis.blogspot.com
Conference on Women: http://bellarmine.lmu.edu/ecumenical/hes2010.htm
Song: "Day" by Gor Mkhitarian – Order “Spirit” at www.inhisshoes.org
Bubbles by Ani: "Jesus' visit";
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for epostle.net
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From Women to Reformation

Posted: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 16:43:16 PST

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Next Step #92: Beyond women in the church, here's a look at the possibility of reform, through protest. The story of Seta Simonian - first woman acolyte of the Orthodox Church in America. The World Vision workers martyred in Pakistan are remembered. Letters from listeners and a "Letter to Hitler" all part of this mix. A call to action and reformation dominates the ending.
Song: "Change" by Tracy Chapman;
Bubbles by Ani: "Brothers";
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for epostle.net
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Escape to the Desert, but not from Life

Posted: Thu, 04 Mar 2010 21:08:05 PST

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Next Step #91: On Location at the Nevada/Arizona boarder - this message comes from the desert where God has painted the rocks with His artistic style. Drugs, alcohol, the desert and even religion (ala Marx) is escapism, but Jesus approaches the topic via an unusual parable, that of the “Dishonest Steward.” Views of the Grand Canyon and our digital lifestyle gives way to thoughts about immortality – not to be excluded by Sirac (have you heard of this book?). The Chilean earthquake knocks Earth (not Robertson) off of its axis. A visit to the St. Jude Ranch for Children and the groundwork for Fr. Vazken’s vision/dream for unwed mothers and children of domestic violence. Isn’t half of 40 = 20? An explanation for “Michink” – why Wednesday and not Saturday? Pray for us, St. Thaddeus.
Music: "Breeze" by Sonya Varoujian;
Bubbles by Ani "Lunch with God;
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for epostle.net
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Heart Prints

Posted: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 13:31:42 PST

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Next Step #90: Has anyone ever tried Christianity? Karl Marx's challenge is applied to Christianity. Can the Prodigal answer that challenge? Answers to the questions concerning the Vazkenian Seminary - Find out where and who these people are. Fr. Vazken opens a candid view of the priest during the Lenten season – what are some of his challenges? And a surprise message from the 1200th Century – in St. Nersess Shnorahali’s Ninth Hour of the Havadov Khosdovanim. Finally – the evolution toward the “Next” step. An invitation to join in the Famine Kickoff (epostle.net/broadcast.html)
Music: Datevig "Antzrev Yegav"
Ani's Bubbles: "Heart Prints"
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for epostle.net
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Expelling the Fairy Tale of Expulsion

Posted: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 13:34:50 PST

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Next Step #89: The causes of sin and usurping God's power: A different look at Expulsion Sunday. Check out the warning label on some of your OT stories: Religion is not for children. Fairy tales make for good camera, but can scare the kids (and us) to the point of no return. Returning to paradise is a goal beyond the stories. Comments on the expansion of Epostle.net with the NEW DAILY PODCAST: A Lenten Journey. WALKING IN THE SHOES of the people of Darfur and unveiling of this year’s April 24 outreach program.
Music: "Atoms in Motion" by Armen Donelian;
Bubbles by Ani: "Gardening";
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for epostle.net
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Look Out 2012, It’s 2010!

Posted: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 12:04:29 PST

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Next Step #88: Bring it all together BEFORE Lent, in PREPARATION of Lent, to GET THROUGH Lent. We go pre-Mayan Calendar and find the tools for life: Looking at Valentine and Vartanantz, Ghevont, Poon Paregentan, Fat Sunday, Diaruntarach, Candlemas, Easter and even Chinese New Year - this is the year that it all comes together. Don't delay 'til 2012 to get in on the fun today!
Lenten Resources: Your Lenten Experience; Let's Give it up for Lent;
Song: Ghapama by Zulal;
Ani's Bubbles: The Attacking Butterfly;
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for ePostle.net
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Midwinter Blues Turn Fun

Posted: Thu, 04 Feb 2010 13:42:59 PST

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Next Step #87: Special numerical calculations for 2010 - 40 days twixt Christmas and Groundhogs, gives way to the Purification period. 40 days twixt Presentation and the End of Lent - doesn't happen, but once in a lifetime. Drop the embarrassment from Christian and Christian pastors this is about a LIVING Christ and his REVOLUTION. Follow up on the "Khrimian and Obama" lecture topped off with Superbowl wishes for a Super Sunday.
Song: George Harrison's "The Inner Light" by Jeff Lynne (Concert for George);
Bubbles by Ani: 8 Gifts;
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for Epostle.net
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Cheerleading with the Evangelists

Posted: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 16:19:23 PST

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Next Step #86: Cheerleading may offer hope, but the church and the Christian have the added challenge of adding faith and love to the mixture. Haiti, Conan and Leno, Obama’s State of the Union, are all in this one, as they lead the discussion to the bigger question of evangelization. Fr. Vazken traces the history of proclaiming the Good News, from Apostolic speeches to the printed Bible to New Media. Even some comments from “The Tech Guy” Leo Laporte and a drive-by by Agent 86, Max Smart.
Music: “Today is the Feast of Nativity” by the Junior Choir of the Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Church;
Ani’s Bubbles – The Carpenter’s Glasses;
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for ePostle.net
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Busting the Noah Myth

Posted: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 14:40:42 PST

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imageNext Step #85: Robertson blames God: A look at the absurdity of juvenile theodicy. Haitians will work for food, Conan will not work and still have food (and plenty of $Money!) What's going on here? How come Noah missed the unicorns, but picked up some bad guys on the way up to Ararat? A reading from a 1988 Sermon on the Earthquake in Armenia. Follow up on the MLK retreat at the God’s 1st church (pre-Armenia): Khrimian, Gandhi, King, Chavez and Dink all in the mix. The Proclamation from Delano turned poetry. What happens when Blinky and a plastic bobble-head Jesus meet for discussion? It’s all here in this podcast. Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for ePostle.net
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The Orthodoxy of Dr. King’s Message

Posted: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 16:51:30 PST

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Next Step #84: You don’t need CES or 3D to be enveloped in Christianity, just dare to bring Christ off of the altar and you might dare to call Martin Luther King, orthodox! On the eve of the MLK Retreat, Fr. Vazken looks at the teachings of non-violence by Gandhi, Dr. King and Cesar Chavez and the One who inspired them all. Finding spirituality in the messages of hope. A letter from Paul to the Americans? It’s just a prophet speaking to the times and against hypocrisy – as did St. John the Forerunner. And did someone call Robertson a Christian? The Haitian Earthquake and the In His Shoes response: www.inhisshoes.org
Music: We Shall Overcome, 1963
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for www.epostle.net
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Theophany – Juxtaposing Christ and Darfur

Posted: Thu, 07 Jan 2010 15:51:54 PST

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Next Step #83: Theophany as a way of life today and not only in history. How can you be excited about “Christ being born” while Children are dying in Darfur? Fr. Vazken takes the listener through a thought-process and arrives at the Nativity/Revelation of God as a participant in a Living Message. Start of the New Year with a candid revelation of disappointments within the institution of church as well.
Upcoming news about the Martin Luther King Retreat
Song of the Day: Glory to God in the Highest by Narek Bell Choir of St. Mary & Junior Choir of Sts. Sahag/Mesrob;
Ani's Bubbles: A Christmas Prayer;
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for Epostle.net
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New Years Eve - Decade End

Posted: Thu, 31 Dec 2009 12:21:24 PST

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Next Step #82: The New Year’s Eve Edition. Use this sound track as a “Dick Clark replacement” as we reflect on the year and the aught decade. Remember the Y2K scare? Living in post-9/11 society and the changes we’ve endured. What about life before podcasts? The Advent passage Luke 19 unfolds into a lesson on the uses of money and the problem of wealth. Why do the rich get richer and the poor poorer? Didn’t you think Jesus wrote the story of Robin Hood? Try a look at values. A wish for the New Year – to take the risks and move the “Epostle” dream forward. Bonus: Fr. Vazken reveals Pasadena’s deal with God!
The staff says “Merry Christmas” – www.epostle.net
Song: “Nor Yerk” by Mariam Matossian (www.mariammatossian.com)
Ani’s Bubbles: Pumpkins, Carrots and Coffee
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for epostle.net
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Christmas Eve: Finding Hope in the Manger

Posted: Thu, 24 Dec 2009 17:58:25 PST

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Next Step #81: The Christmas Eve Edition - Looking and finding hope in the manger. Why “In His Shoes” is a way of life and how “respect” is the predecessor of love. The Christ child is a revelation of faith, hope and love – concisely placed in the manger for us all. Why January 6? Why December 25? And then finding Christ beyond the manger. Reflections of the newly deceased Fr. Kourken Mouradian – from Khorvirab to Glendale.
Song: "Christmas Song" by Jethro Tull
Silent Night by Sarah McLachlan from Wintersong Album
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for epostle.net
Sponsored by Pomegranateandeye.etsy.com
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Solstice Celebration: Light, Love and Life

Posted: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 19:54:18 PST

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Next Step #80: Winter Solstice Edition - Celebrating Love, Light and Life - The Birth of the Son and the Birth of the Sun are looked at through the lens of Armenian Orthodoxy. Children’s memorial: never letting these precious lives be forgotten, in real and concrete expressions. Shall we stop dreaming and imagining PEACE, now that Obama has given an excuse for violence? A look at Christmas shopping: WWJWFHB? And how an 8 year old changed his Christmas from getting to giving (to the homeless). This is a podcast in a series of Advent messages with a very fresh and unique flavor.
Linked info at:
Forgiveness: www.7x77.org;
Nataline Sarkisyan: http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/;
Vahagn Setian: http://vahagnfoundation.org/;
Compassionate Friends: www.compassionatefriends.org;
In His Shoes: www.InHisShoes.org
Ani's Bubble – A Child Explains God
Song: Gor Mkhitarian's "About Light"
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for www.epostle.net
Sponsored by www.Pomegranateandeye.etsy.com
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Reconciling with Absurdity

Posted: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 15:31:28 PST

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Next Step #79: Reconciling peace and war, love and evil, God and humanity – it’s the Next Step in the Advent journey. A look at Obama receiving the Nobel Peace prize while sending troops to Afghanistan; a murder in Glendale and a Genocide in Sudan – is peace possible without violence? Without war? And what about Bab Walter’s 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009? This Next Step tries to reconcile it all. And what about Jesus’ Wish List for Christmas? If he’s the real “Birthday Boy” – how about a gift for him? A look at the great banquet in Luke 14.
Ani’s Bubbles: What then, Senor?
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for ePostle.net
Sponsored by Pomegranateandeye.etsy.com
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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 -