Tag Archive for: Light

Hitting the Mark but Missing the Point

Next Step #632: At Vartavar the story of the Transfiguration is washed up. Put into perspective, there is an opportunity for Peace for the world, but we miss the point and therefore we lose that opportunity. Fr. Vazken takes you on this journey with some challenges along the way. Light: the beginning of the Universe, revealed today.
Tigran Hamasyan – The Call Within
Vardavar (2013)
The Transfiguration narrative
Catholicos Karekin II: Peace and Harmony
Kindergarten – Diocese of Tavush
Armenia/Azeri Fighting today
This week’s WD-168
The Transfiguration – Armenian Christianity Today
Cover: Cut pencil; Pikrepo
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C^2 at the Transfiguration

Next Step #582: From E=mc^2 to the Divine Liturgy – the Peace of Christ being beyond understanding and words, is matched up against the constant speed of light in a manner only Fr. Vazken can. Here’s a connection of dots – a religious unified field theory – that brings it together; the scriptures of Transfiguration and astrophysics, lending to the discussion of mass/energy equivalence and why did you become a priest, Fr. V? More so, the gross and vulgar expressions of Vartavar in the light of the Light: grab a ticket to Magic Mountain. Laugh tracks and canned laughter – being told what’s funny, what’s not and what’s acceptable (a loaded word but only if from the church!)
“About the Light” Gor Mkhitarian from the Spirit Album
Unified Field Theory
Mass Energy Equivolence
Sasnashen Youth Center
Transfiguration Narrative
NPR on Laugh Tracks (Study Confirms)
Neil Degrasse Tyson Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Stephen Colbert
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Xavarum

Next Step #566: First pictures of a Black Hole – a place where not even light escapes – is contrasted with Xavarum, the service of darkness – a place where Light might not have escaped but did. Fr. Vazken takes you on this pre-Holy Week Meditation with looks at fantasy becoming reality as we dream and use the creative energy in each of us. All laws of physics fall apart inside the Black Hole – sound familiar? “Reclaim Gomidas” now complete – reflections on the Conference. Translating beyond language.
Vahan Artsruni “Ten Revelations of Komitas
Gakavik by Gor Mkhitarian (Yeraz)
PBS – Black Hole and Space
What first pictures of Black Hole reveal
Anduni (Homeless) by Komitas
SETI
AC202 – Gomidas
Holy Week Explanation (English)
Holy Week Explained (Armenian)
Bowels of the Earth
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Usurped again: Light & Water

Next Step #477: Definitions for Transfiguration and Vartavar provide the groundwork for a pre-creative experience in faith. Light and water are the elements of these feasts, coming together. Elijah & Moses for sure, but how about Enoch? Only in the Eternal Jerusalem. Other – “Focused Vision” 15 years later. Borrowing from Marketting 101 – Finding the “sale” 24/7, because “Everything must go!”
“Vardavar in the Mountains” by the Tigran Hamasyan
Armenian Genocide & The Problem of Evil by Fr. Vazken Movsesian
Transfiguration in the Bible: Matthew 17:2, Mark 9:2–3, Luke 9:28–36
Cover: Man, Beach, Landscape, Light – Licensed under CC BY 2.0
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The Better Candle

Next Step #274: Lighting a candle is much better than cursing the darkness. Fr. Vazken looks at two darknesses – cancer (breast) and war (Syria) in this light. He follows the light from Jesus to us, and our responsibility to be beacons of peace and love. Rev. Martin Luther King’s stand on Vietnam is used as inspiration for today.
Song: Peaceful World by Lara Derbedrosian
Compass – Anti War (#39)
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Solstice Celebration: Light, Love and Life

Next Step #80 – December 17, 2009

Winter Solstice Edition – Celebrating Love, Light and Life – The Birth of the Son and the Birth of the Sun are looked at through the lens of Armenian Orthodoxy. Children’s memorial: never letting these precious lives be forgotten, in real and concrete expressions. Shall we stop dreaming and imagining PEACE, now that Obama has given an excuse for violence? A look at Christmas shopping: WWJWFHB? And how an 8 year old changed his Christmas from getting to giving (to the homeless). This is a podcast in a series of Advent messages with a very fresh and unique flavor.
Linked info at:
Forgiveness: www.7×77.org;
Nataline Sarkisyan: http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/;
Vahagn Setian: http://vahagnfoundation.org/;
Compassionate Friends: www.compassionatefriends.org;
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Ani’s Bubble – A Child Explains God
Song: Gor Mkhitarian’s “About Light”
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Sun and Moon: It’s the Coffee that’s important

Next Step #59 – July 22, 2009

Following up on the theme of Transfiguration, looking at light beyond its sources. The longest solar eclipse, the 40th Anniversary of the lunar landing, the sale of the St. James Church building on West Adams Blvd., and Croatia all come into play in this podcast. (Armenia and Croatia each become independent in 1991 but capitalism is probably the motive for this one!) Even the stove – “ojakh” is taken to a new level of central focus of spirit in the family, one that Michael Collins might appreciate. This is the prelude to Nersess Shnorhali’s Aravod Looso – but don’t look for a translation hear to find out why?
Song: John Bayless’ rendition of “Here Comes the Sun” (Bach on Abbey Road)
Bubbles by Ani: God’s coffee

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