Tag Archive for: Divine Liturgy

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….

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Next Step #620: Health care workers on the front-line with COVID-19 patients, the new heroes of today, lack basic Medical Protective Personal Equipment (PPE). Interview with Lilya Baghmouri and Sousanna Pogosyan who are changing that and bringing aid to those heros. Also, identity definitions, 105 years removed from the Genocide. Challenges for a new and newer generation, here’s what you can expect in 2040.
Zulal “Yes boojour em”
Medical PPE for LA County Community Go Fund Me Page
April 24 Divine Liturgy
Leveraging Love
Message 99th Anniversary at Montebello
Greetings of Hope from Armenians to Darfuris
2006 In His Shoes Promo (God one of us)
2005 IHS 7×77 project
Martyrs as Saints (Dedication of Monument 2015)
WD168 for this Week
Ushadrutyan Kentron (Armenian)
Cover: When the fuchsias pop, Fr. Vazken 2011
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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?
VEM Radio
WD168 This week
Holy Thursday message 2019
Holy Friday message 2019
Cover: Badarak in the age of Pandemic, Fr. Vazken 2020
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Where’d everyone go?

Next Step #512: A mid-Holy Week tally of who’s who and what’s what. What happened to the thousands of friends who ushered Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday and left him alone for his death only four days later? Don’t wait for Easter to be April fooled! Singling out Pilate – no Judas here – in a second-creed puts Easter in the history book and out of the connection book. Heading out to Utah to celebrate Easter and the Holy Divine Liturgy, Fr. Vazken shares a very special resurrection message.
Vem “Khatchi Ko Christos”
Palm Sunday – A Telling Expression
Jesus Christ Superstar “Pilate’s Dream
TedX: Bible & Homosexuality
Suffering & Hope
Tamar Kabanjian Art Exhibit
Palm Cross Instruction
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Frankenstein’s Fear

Next Step #351: In this episode: lessons from science and experience. Trying the new and rising above the fear; Identity definitions; Mourning the past and loss; The “Squandering” Son; the Divine Liturgy beyond reason and words; Armodoxy applications. Personal experiences from the week.
Song: Ani by Ara Gevorgian
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Armenian Identity Movement
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Overload Thinking

Next Step #325 – August 28, 2014

Borrowing from Curly’s “I’m trying to think but nothing happens,” Fr. Vazken talks about the information-overload and the power of the Holy Badarak (Divine Liturgy) in meditation and making it happen. The names of St. Mary. Labor day – a very special one for a niece in labor! Encore presentation of Ani Bubbles.
Song: “Garoun” by Lav Eli – www.gormusic.com
Assumption of St. Mary Sermon
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Six City Walk Against Genocide

Next Step #255 – April 25, 2013

Walking through 6 cities* to the Armenian Genocide Martyrs’ Monument – It’s a walk “In His Shoes” – It’s a change of perspective. Keeping identity in the aftermath of Genocide. The scorecard on the “Combined” Divine Liturgy – Diocese, Prelacy, Protestants and Catholics – who’s who and what’s what? Was this Liturgy a spiritual awakening? Or another political ploy to get the “troops” in line? Fr. Vazken gives his perspective. The “God Generation” – they came after the Genocide. A book introduction – “Nowhere, a Story of Exile.”
*Six cities – Pasadena, San Marino, San Gabriel, Alhambra, Monterey Park, Montebello.
Anush’s Pomegranate – Facing Genocide Awareness and Beyond Recognition
Song: Hovhaness Badalian – “Hye Enk Menk
Book: Nowhere  – Story of Exile
Armenian Genocide Martyrs Monument – www.uacla.com
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Lessons Along the Way

Next Step #74 – November 5, 2009

A couple of “lessons along the way” from St. Thaddeus I to HH Karekin II, finding a journey toward “raw” Christianity. An holistic look and approach to the Divine Liturgy and spirituality. A biblical link to Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 7, and it’s not just “Mac 1”. Lessons from the Navy Man: An encounter with Paul Ignatius as well as insights into a life observed through the lens of Armenian Orthodoxy.
Song: “Hrashapar” on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of HH Karekin II’s enthronement as Catholicos (from “Arevakal” by Students at Vazkenian Seminary at Lake Sevan)
Ani’s Bubbles: Two Frogs
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