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The Eve of Eve

Next Step with Fr. Vazken #707: The Christmas edition is some great music interspersed with a smattering of thoughts along the way to Christmas.
Toy Drive 2021
Reflections on Humility in Service (Dekmejian)
Amy Grant, O Come All Ye Faithful
Joan Baez, Drummer Boy
Ara Dabanjian and Element Band, Spirit of Christmas
Harry Connick Jr. O Holy Night
Joni Mitchell, River
Jethro Tull, Another Christmas Song
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Slipstreaming Christmas Carols

Next Step #394: Picking up on a challenge and listening for the change that comes from within. This is a special Christmas Eve edition where Fr. Vazken shares some music which awakens the dormant expressions of love and peace in us all. Not your usual fare of carols, but some gems that go by unforgotten. The “motion” of Armenian Orthodox liturgy… Slipstreaming in a VW… War, Terror, Peace and Love – connecting the dots.
Cover Photo – Christmas slips and streams by Fr. Vazken
Pope Francis on Christmas Charade
Christmas Truce
Christmas Truce History
Snoopy’s Christmas
Chicago Christmas Album
Jethro Tull: www.jethrotull.com
Jethro Tull Christmas Album
Wonderin’ Aloud
One of Us by Joan Osborne
Blind Boys of Alabama
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Another Christmas Song

Next Step #133 – December 23, 2010

The eve of Christmas Eve is a look beyond the astronomic. How to say “Peace on Earth; Good Will to Humankind” with Genocide in Darfur, war in Iraq and Afghanistan and now Korea nuclear saber-rattling. Try the obvious this Christmas: Including Christ and Christmas in the Peace Equation. You have faith, but do you believe: the difference between faith and belief. The Solstice and eclipse have passed and we’re left with a view of Christmas through the lens of Armodoxy; Story: Parik’s Miracle Baby is the Christmas miracle.
Song: “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” by JS Bach, performed by Angel Romero;
Ani’s Bubbles: “Christmas Bubble Maker”;
“Another Christmas Song” by Jethro Tull http://www.j-tull.com/news/christmasalbum.cfm;
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for epostle.net

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Christmas Eve: Finding Hope in the Manger

Next Step #81 – December 24, 2009

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
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Christmas Eve at the Manger


Next Step # 28- December 24, 2008

The “Christmas Eve” edition of the Next Step, explores the scene at the manger as something greater than its historical components. Drawing on the purest concepts of mathematics, Fr. Vazken makes the case that with Jesus, we find the sick, the hungry, the lame and the suffering wrapped in the swaddling cloth. If A=B and B=C then A=C; can we swap variables and find that even peace has a chance! Digging deep – this podcast even addresses the bigger questions – did the manger smell like baby wipes? Interspersed with an assortment of great carols, this is a Christmas Eve treat for everyone – young and old looking for the magic that can come only from God.

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