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Thanksgiving Expressed

In the United States we have a beautiful tradition holiday called Thanksgiving. It recollects the gratitude of the first pilgrims in America. In the Church, the tradition of Thanksgiving is as old as Christianity itself. Here is a special Thanksgiving presentation of AC101, an episode where the Thanksgiving service of the Armenian Church – the Eucharist or Badarak – is shown to parallel the traditional holiday outing and dinner. Happy Thanksgiving to all….

Badarak in the Age of Pandemic

Next Step #618: Holy/Great Thursday and the Institution of the Last Supper, the Holy Badarak, that is, the means by which we connect to the life-saving Crucifixion and celebrate the Resurrection. Thanks to technology we’re watching in our living rooms, with candles, incense and prayers. The message of St. Basil is read during the Liturgy explaining the essence of the Eucharist: “Never look at this as bread and wine” … it is the life-giving blood and body of our Lord Jesus Christ. Now… that being said, what are we fearing? Where is our faith? How can a virus so small stand between us and the Lord’s Body. In this episode Fr. Vazken shares insights about the Badarak today and the adaptation to ultra-pandemics in the past. How to participate in the virtual ceremonies?
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Holy Thursday message 2019
Holy Friday message 2019
Cover: Badarak in the age of Pandemic, Fr. Vazken 2020
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Tell Me Why the Badarak?

Next Step #306 – April 17, 2014

Holy Thursday and the Institution of the Holy Eucharist. Some reflections following the celebration of the Sacrament. A special look during the Christian Holy Week at the services that take and give Life! Jesus’ “unfailing” words regarding the Bread of Life (John 6) and how to make the connection of “I in Him and Him in me.” The opening of eyes at Emmaus. Jesus Christ Superstar and the questions we shouldn’t be afraid to ask. All this as a prelude to the Easter celebration of the Holy Resurrection.
Song: Holy Etchmiadzin Divine Liturgy
Govya Yerousaghem by the Seminarians of the Vazkenian Seminary at Lake Sevan
Jesus Christ Superstar
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