Tag Archive for: Church

Coinciding Scriptures

Next Step with Fr. Vazken #750: When scripture coincides with life events of a priest, a signal is sent to focus on the mission of Christ, the Church and the minister of the Gospel. A look at Luke 4:16-22: The mystery of importance and centrality for life. What about the “brokenhearted,” why are they overlooked, or just a clerical error? Favorite vs. Importance.
Daily Messages on Epostle.net
On the “Closed Curtain” – Bp. Daniel Findikian
Occam’s Razor
Richard Hagopian
Best of Armenian Folk Music
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Posture Class

Next Step with Fr. Vazken #742: What can we learn from posture class as it relates to the Church. Identifying the nave of the church and the boat ride to heaven. Relevance as measured the posture of the congregants. The “mystery of the slump” is here too. A model church experience.
In His Shoes
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Harry Belefonte
Cover: ShareFaith Media
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Narrative of Relevance

Next Step with Fr. Vazken: In this edition – An explosion in Yerevan rocks the city and its people, and then stops shaking. Notre Dame burns while Etchmiadzin struggles with renovation. The search for relevance is beyond-the-beyond. Planting money and the camp meeting. A revelation at Grapeblessing leads to the strength found in Armodoxy and Epostle.
Yerevan explosion
I found the pearl
John 15 – the Vine and Grapes
Grapeblessing explained
Ararat 1915 by Michael Ganian
Cover: ShareFaith Media
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Holy Spirit Building the Church

Next Step with Fr. Vazken #730: From the words of St. Paul (Ephesians 4) to the vision of Bishop Daniel Findikyan, “Building Up the Body of Christ” is the next step in direction and opportunity for the Armenian Christian experience. Pentecost and the witness of the Holy Spirit building Christ’s Holy Church: Direction for the Christian Church. Spiritual music from the Monastery of Holy Geghart. “Going back to move forward” – a quick look at Luke 2.
Building Up the Body of Christ by Bishop Daniel Findikyan (text & audio)
Second Palm Sunday Sermon
Unleashing his vision (2018 Interview with Bp. Daniel)
Story of Pentecost
Cover: Ruins of Havuts Monastery Armenia at Sunset, V. Kulkov
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Don’t Look Up

Next Step with Fr. Vazken #729: Ascension… The story of Christ continues through the Church with a strict command to NOT look up. The work of the Church is around us. The shooting in Texas, the death of children, and conditions of the world… where then to look? Beyond the “whys” is the “where” – making sense of faith on the street and not in the books… The Next Step is a step toward Armodoxy.
Ascension according to Acts
Texas Shooting
NPR: What now?
The Sound of Santour
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Bubbles

Next Step #726 with Fr. Vazken: Bubbles and more bubbles on Cinco de Mayo. Reflections/meditation on putting together a picnic, a diocese and life. An encore presentation of “Ani Bubbles.”
1927 – Making a Picnic, a Diocese and Life – Fr. Vazken
Building the Body of Christ – Bishop Daniel
Stage of Life in Hinduism 
William Saroyan on the Armenian 
Cinco de Mayo
Zulal
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Peprone

Next Step with Fr. Vazken #694: Discovering St. Peprone – a relatively unknown saint of the 3rd century, brings a message to the believer and to the world today. Fr. Vazken connects the dots twixt the saint, us and our lives today.
St. Peprone, saint of the Armenian Church
St. Febronia of Nsibus (OCA website)
Febronia icon
Sermon on Cross of Varak
Holy Cross of Varak
Datevik “Listen to My Heart
Gagavik lyrics
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Blessed Memory

Next Step with Fr. Vazken #691: The passing of Fr. Maghakia Amerian, of blessed memory, and the loss for the Church. Reflection on this young priest who tragically succumbed to COVID-19 and the legacy he leaves behind. Keeping hope alive when hope seems hopeless, when the bright star goes out. The Church, the numbers: a look at some of the sociological issues pressing against the Armenian Church, esp. in America.
Shoghakat TV eulogy of Fr. Maghakia
Fr. Maghakia: a personal reflection
A praying tribute
Fr. Maghakia sings Kilikia
WD168 this week
Labor Day Message
Cover: Window in Armenia 2009
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Dalmatic Ease

Next Step #682: Finding a shirt inside the dalmatic: simple steps toward relevance. Altering the altar area: how we went from dinner table to ornate altar and now searching for simplicity. Advice to a younger self: The Buddha on the road. The priesthood: Caring and loving from cradle to grave. Challenged to share advice with a younger self.
If you meet the Buddha on the Road
Diving Liturgy and Thanksgiving – AC101 Video
Declaration of Independence
Fr. Vazken’s Sermon – Church & State – 27 June 2021
Time Travel Grandfather Paradox
Dalmatic
Ray Charles, America
Joni Mitchell, Blue
Cover: Dalmaticx with Annunciation to Magi 1593, public domain
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The Forgotten 4th Dimension

Next Step #630: The Church in 2020 exists in a unique space and time, we’ve forgotten the basic reality of our physical universe. History and truth: changes in both? Here’s a candid look at changes that threaten and true Changes that insure growth. Coining the Fourth Dimensional Church – first looks.
Gor Mkhitarian “Protect Us
Gor Mkhitarian
AoC on Jesus view
NS#576 “Images of Jesus
John Meyendoroff, “Living Traditions”
Cover: Fourth Dimensional Angel, Artsax 2019, Fr. Vazken
Technical Director: Ken Nalik
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