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Divine Liturgy

Sunday is the Lord’s Day (Giragi is from the Greek for Lord”). It is a little Easter commemorating Jesus’ triumph over sin and death. At the time of Sts. Thaddeus and Bartholomew, who brought the message of Christ to Armenia, the eucharistic meal was very simple. With the sharing of bread and wine, Christ was present. At about the end of the 10th century, the Divine Liturgy of the Armenian Church was formalized.

The language of worship is krapar (classical Armenian) with additional Greek and Hebrew words that have been retained from the early liturgies used by Armenians. Before St. Mesrob created the Armenian alphabet, services were conducted in Greek and Syriac.

Holy Communion is the purpose and reason Christians gather together to celebrate the mystery of Christ’s presence in the world. The service of the Divine Liturgy (Soorp Badarak), of which Holy Communion is part, is the central action of the Christian community and binds us all together as followers of Christ’s way. The Divine Liturgy is also our act of thanksgiving to God for the gifts of both earthly and eternal life which are ours in Christ. (Excerpt from Western Diocese Armenian Church Website).

Attend a Divine Liturgy in person at a Church close to you, or join an online stream, every Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Full article on Sacraments of the Armenian Church

Divine Liturgy

Sunday is the Lord’s Day (Giragi is from the Greek for Lord”). It is a little Easter commemorating Jesus’ triumph over sin and death. At the time of Sts. Thaddeus and Bartholomew, who brought the message of Christ to Armenia, the eucharistic meal was very simple. With the sharing of bread and wine, Christ was present. At about the end of the 10th century, the Divine Liturgy of the Armenian Church was formalized.

The language of worship is krapar (classical Armenian) with additional Greek and Hebrew words that have been retained from the early liturgies used by Armenians. Before St. Mesrob created the Armenian alphabet, services were conducted in Greek and Syriac.

Holy Communion is the purpose and reason Christians gather together to celebrate the mystery of Christ’s presence in the world. The service of the Divine Liturgy (Soorp Badarak), of which Holy Communion is part, is the central action of the Christian community and binds us all together as followers of Christ’s way. The Divine Liturgy is also our act of thanksgiving to God for the gifts of both earthly and eternal life which are ours in Christ. (Excerpt from Western Diocese Armenian Church Website).

Attend a Divine Liturgy in person at a Church close to you, or join an online stream, every Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Full article on Sacraments of the Armenian Church

January 22, 2023 Divine Liturgy

Fr. Vazken celebrates the Divine Liturgy at St. Gregory Armenian Church

10:30AM (Pacific time) – 1/22/23 at this link

Theophany 2023 – Armenian Christmas

Divine Liturgy celebrating Theophany – REVELATION OF GOD
followed by Water Blessing

Սուրբ և Անմահ Պատարագ՝ Աստուածայայտնութեան
և Ջրօհնէք

Father Vazken Movsesian, Celebrant

Theophany Eve

Live broadcast of the Theophany Eve service

Father Yeremia Abgaryan, celebrant

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….

Between 23 and 25

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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