Entries by Vazken Movsesian

The Great Fish Story

Armodoxy for Today: The Great Fish Story The third time Jesus appears to the disciples after the Resurrection was one morning when a group of them were going fishing. They were led by Peter. (John 21) They went out and immediately got into the boat, and that night they caught nothing. But when the morning had now […]

A Special Meal: Emmaus

Armodoxy for Today: A Special Meal Following the Resurrection, Jesus appeared to many people, according to the gospel narratives. On one occasion, according to the Gospel of Luke (chapter 24), a couple of Jesus’ followers were on the road to Emmaus, a village about 7 miles out of Jerusalem. Jesus approached them, but they did […]

Eclipsed! Thomas’ Story

Armodoxy for Today: Eclipsed! (Doubting Thomas) The Gospel tells us that Jesus appeared to the disciples on several occasions after the Resurrection. During that first week, every time he appeared to the disciples, Thomas, who was called the Twin was not present. In fact, Thomas doubted the others had seen the Resurrected Lord, hence he […]

Eclipsed Relevance

Next 789 – April 6, 2024 – Easter brings hope for the suffering. Fr. Vazken shares thoughts on connecting the message of hope with the war in Gaza, the total solar eclipse, Fr. Yeremia’s 5 to 6 apples and the closing of St. Peter Armenian Church (the roots of Epostle). Eclipse St. Peter Youth Ministry […]

A Tempting Offer

Armodoxy for Today: A Tempting Offer Of the thousands of books written about Jesus, I often opt to read works that challenge me to view things from a different, perhaps new, perspective. One such book is a work of fiction by Nicholas Kazantzakis, called The Last Temptation of Christ. It was written in 1955, stirring […]

Practical Recognition (Magdalene Continued)

Armodoxy for Today: Practical Recognition (Magdalene continued) Facial recognition has become a popular means by which you can access your electronics. Modern technology allows inanimate objects to recognize you with a remarkable degree of accuracy. Yesterday we read from the Gospel of John chapter 20 the moment at which Mary Magdalene met with Jesus following […]

Heaviness Explored

Armodoxy for Today: Heaviness Explored On Holy Friday, you meditated on the cross, that is, suffering for a greater purpose. You looked at the crosses in your life along side the Cross of Christ. You heard Christ’s challenging invitation,  “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and […]