Tag Archive for: Holy Week

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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A Tear and a Smile

Next Step #462: The Easter Edition – A journey through Holy Week as only Fr. Vazken can provide. Music and metaphors taking you from the tear Jesus wept at Lazarus’ grave, through the Passion, Crucifixion and the Resurrection. Connecting the dots of our lives today with the events in Jerusalem circa 33.
Jesus wept; Voltaire smiled. From that divine tear and from that human smile is derived the grace of present civilization. -Victor Hugo
Religion & Philosophy – Hugo
John Barleycorn
Sky Pilot
Lazarus’ Resurrection
Songs: John Barleycorn Must Die (Traffic); Sympathy for the Devil (Rolling Stones); Sky Pilot (Eric Burdon & the Animals); Let it Be (Beatles); Where is my Mother (Isabel Bayrakdarian); Kovya Yerousaghem (Hover); Imagine (Jack Johnson)
Alt-Easter Service
Cover Photo: “Moush Barleycorn” (c)2014vhm
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The Power of the Other

Next Step #460: Interview with Yvette Hovsepian Bearce, regarding refugees, faith, Christian duties/responsibilities and faith in action. Dr. Hovsepian Bearce speaks candidly about her personal experience as a refugee and working with refugees today. Ideology and compassion, a touching and inspirational message for the day. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11. Also in this episode: Redeemer vs Savior, upcoming on Holy Week and “alternative” services.
Immigrant” by Gor Mkhitarian
Yvette Hovsepian Bearce
Author Archive
Political Ideology of Ayatollah Khomeini
United Nations Refugee Stats
Lenten Journey by Fr. Vazken on iTunes
Cover Photo: Gymri Church icon
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Easter Vestments of Light

Next Step #407: Holy Week reflections and the prayer of Vesting; Finding the Vestment of the bare-footed, robed carpenter from Galilee amidst the ornamental nature of the Orthodox tradition. Topics: Sanctuary defined while repairing the curtain; The Kingdom of God on Earth; Reflections on the passing of Abp. Yeghishe; Analog vs. Digital understanding of Christianity; Outliers and periods for outliers in the Armenian Church; Bunny rabbits and Easter eggs.
Song: Aysor Haryav – Salpy Keleshian & Vroyr Demirdjian
Holy Week Day #4/10 Virgins Meditation
10 Virgins Commemoration in Etchmiadzin
Sunday Morning Sunrise Service
Dr. Harry Hagopian, The wind beneath our wings: remembering Archbishop Yeghishe Serpazan
Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers
2000 Easter Broadcast: archive coming soon
Picture: “Sanctuary Defined” by Fr. Vazken Movsesian 2016
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When did we blow it?

Next Step #406: Meditations at Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion and on St. Patrick’s day begs the question: When did we lose sight of the goals? Justifying without checks and balances and legitimizing absurd decisions and expenses in the Church. Blow ups: Easter eggs and peeps. The poor and the suffering in the shadows of the church today: do they differ from those in Jesus’ shadow 2000 years ago? The impossibility of internal evaluation in the Church with the risk of damaging institutional-preservation. This is a pre-Holy week meditation for the Church and each individual believer.
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Unicorn by Irish Rovers
Lark Musical Society
Jesus Anointed at Bethany
Police Car chase ends in Glendale
St. Patrick story from Christopher Nyerges
Photo: Easter Sunrise Service at Hollywood Bowl, 2003 by Fr. Vazken
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