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Conditioned Forgiveness – Lent Day 10

Day 10: Forgiveness

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Lenten Journey Day 10 – Forgiveness

Jesus instructs us to pray the “Our Father” prayer. We say, “Our Father who art in heaven hallowed be Thy name…” Along with the request to give us this day our daily bread, there is another request that is uniquely qualified. That is, the fulfillment of the request is dependent on our actions.

We pray, “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” This is a conditional request. Very plainly, we are saying that forgiveness from God is dependent on our willingness to forgive. Additionally, we ask for forgiveness by the same standard by which we forgive. “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against up.”
In the “Our Father,” (sometimes referred to as the “Lord’s Prayer”), Jesus has us focus on many different concepts… “Thy kingdom come thy will be done.” Or, regarding temptation, “Deliver us from evil.” Now consider this, that all of the ideas that he introduces in the prayer – heaven, God’s Will, His Holy name, deliverance from evil, temptation, and so on – and consider the complexities involved in these concepts, there is only one area of the prayer that he amplifies. After teaching the prayer (Matthew 6) Jesus continues his instruction about forgiveness. He says, “For if you forgive men of their trespasses your heavenly Father also will forgive you, but if you do not forgive men their trespasses neither will your Father forgive you your trespasses.” It is conditional. It is the one request we make of God on which there is a condition – put upon us by God (by virtue of Jesus’ instruction) and confirmed by us (by virtue of us reciting the prayer). What we are saying is that I expect to be forgiven by the same standard by which I forgive others.  This is a rather difficult one to understand and requires a more mature approach to our faith. In fact, we’ve been taught that God gives, God gives abundantly. We’ve been taught that God forgives. We’ve forgotten, however, that His forgiveness is dependent on our forgiving all those around us as well as forgiving ourselves.
Sometimes the word “debt” is used in place of the word “trespasses” and it offers a better metaphor for understanding the dynamics of forgiveness.  “Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors…”  Let’s move from the spiritual to the secular. For the sake of this example let us think of it in terms of banking. Who can forgive a debt? Only the one who holds the note. Since the bank holds the note, only the bank can forgive the debt. How?
There are two ways of wiping the slate clean. Either, you have to pay off the debt (we call that a “mortgage” or a “ransom”) or the bank decides on different terms – renegotiating, adjusting, or completely forgiving.  That’s what God has done with us. God says, I hold the note on life. You are indebted to me for this beautiful thing that you have and enjoy. You have the smile of your children, the air that you breathe, the mountains around you and the spray of the seas. You owe Me! But I know it seems overwhelming and you feel you can’t pay Me back. So, I will work out a payment schedule so that you can pay off your debt. Here’s the deal: Love people.  Forgive people. That’s it. Love each other and We’ll call it even.
That’s it.
How will God forgive us our sins? By the same standard we use on other people. “Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.” We’re driving the bargain. If we forgive, God forgives.  If we do not forgive others neither will He forgive us. Thus, we begin to understand that if we really want peace and if we want harmony, if we want to find the happiness in life, it is dependent on us and does not come about from some outside force. Many times, we think of peace coming from above. We pray for peace, failing to understand that real peace begins with each and every one us resolving to living in harmony.
God has already given us all of the ingredients for peace.  The recipe for that harmony is in the breath that we take. It is a blessing from God. And all of God’s blessings are the ingredients for peace. That includes the love that we see in the eyes of our children, the majesty of the mountains, the delicate nature of a flower or the crashing waves at the ocean. They all signal the presence of something Great, Awesome and Creative. That tells us that everything has been given to us. The entire universe is there to be enjoyed and to exist with in harmony. Therefore, the only direction where we must look for love and for peace is within. We need to reconcile with brothers and sisters, share the love that God has given. And this road to harmony and reconciliation begins by forgiving.
During Lent I’ve asked you to inventory different aspects of your life. Today I ask you to look to those who have hurt you. Who are they? Remember to look within and include yourself if necessary. Once identified, begin to forgive. Forgive yourself. Forgive others their trespasses, now you have the certainty, which comes from Christ himself, the one who cannot lie, that once you do forgive, God has forgiven you.
Let us pray the prayer of St. Nerses Shnorhali:
Beholder of all I have sinned against you in thought word and deed erase the record of my offenses and write my name in the book of life. Have mercy upon your creatures and upon me a great sinner. (I Confess with Faith 7/24)
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Advent 42-50: Fruits

Advent Day 42 of 50: Fruits

Jesus was misunderstood in his time. His call for love and peace was met with hatred and violence by the established religious leaders of the day as is evident by the judgement of the tribunal to beat and flog him and then execute him. Beyond the religious community, the people of the day were taking his words and finding a comfort zone for themselves. In fact, when Emperor Constantine called together the first Ecumenical Council in 325 with representatives from all the Christian communities, it was specifically to sort out all the different teachings ascribed to Jesus up to that time.

Jesus continues to be misunderstood even today as is evident from the many different denominations that confess different understandings of Jesus while operating under the Protestant Christian banner.

Jesus addresses this divergence from his teaching in the next few verses of the Sermon on the Mount.

Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them. (Matthew 7:15-20)

Once again, even in describing “false prophets,” Jesus points to actions as the identifier. Christianity is a religion in the present. As a Christian you interact with the world, with people, with the friends and strangers, with those who respect you as well as those who are alienated from you. A Christian is identified by his or her actions and the fruit those actions produce.

Jesus can’t be any clearer, by your fruits you will be known.

We pray from the 23 hour of St. Nersess Shnorhali’s Confession of Faith, All-merciful Lord, have mercy on all; on my loved ones, and on those who are strangers to me; on all those I know, and on those unknown to me; on the living and on the dead; forgive my enemies, and those who hate me, forgive the trespasses they have committed against me; and dispel the malice they bear towards me, so that they become worthy of your mercy. Amen.

Advent 19-50: Imagine

Advent 19 of 50: Imagine

These last couple of days on our Advent Journey we have spoken about Jesus’ commandment to not resist evil. The champions of good, by virtue of that title, are the heroes of folklore, history and even fantasy. All of them have left their mark by opposing and fighting evil, hence, the great disconnect between the good guys in our life and Jesus’ commandment to not resist evil. In Jesus’ case, his opposition to evil is not defined by increased violence. His opposition to evil came without inciting more evil.

John Lennon, in a song widely regarded as one of the greatest songs of all time, challenged us to Imagine, there’s no heaven… above us only sky… people living for today. Imagine countries… nothing to kill or die for… no religion… no possessions, no need for greed or hunger, a brotherhood of man… Imagine all the people sharing all the world… and the world will live as one.

This song was written in opposition to the Vietnam War (1971) and Lennon himself regarded it as an “ad campaign for peace.”

In our encounter with Jesus’ commandments, and in particular with this one which asks us to not resist evil, we are understand that opposition to evil cannot come by adding evil to the equation. Evil + evil will never equal an absence of evil. We can’t fight fire with fire when it’s only reasonable (and preferrable) to fight it with water.

“Whoever slaps you on your right cheek,” Jesus instructs, “Turn the other to him also. If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also. And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away.” (Matthew 5:39-41)

Absence of evil is love and so “love your enemies” is a natural next step, and a necessary step on the road to peace.

Within the Armenian Church, the phrase “Peace unto all” is repeated often in its seven hours of worship, and most notably during its Divine Liturgy. Imagine that, a people that have not known peace, and at the same time have possessed no military power or elaborate military strategy, and yet they proclaim and offer peace.

We pause today with an invitation and an Advent challenge, in preparation for Christmas, can you imagine an alternative to evil to resolve evil? Jesus’ call to “Be perfect, as your Heavenly Father is perfect,” (Matthew 5:48) implies that there are means that require us to use our God given talents to overcome the tragedies we identify as evil.

The Advent Journey is about preparing ourselves for the great Theophany, the Revelation of God. That preparation is through the struggle to understand – “imagine,” if you will – our existence as children of God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

We pray a prayer by Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. O God, the Creator and Preserver of all mankind; in whom to dwell is to find peace and security; toward whom to turn is to find life and life eternal, we humbly beseech Thee for all sorts and conditions of men; that thou wouldst be pleased to make thy ways known unto them, Thy saving health unto all nations. We also pray for Thy holy Church universal; that it may be so guided and governed by Thy Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life. Finally, we commend to Thy Fatherly goodness all those who are in any way afflicted or distressed in mind or body. Give them patience under the suffering and power of endurance. This we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.


An Invite Christians Can’t Ignore

Next Step #783 – November 10, 2023 – Why Christians cannot ignore this moment in history. No need to read Revelation, it’s selfevident. Jesus’ message was peace, and it does not fit as an ‘addendum’ to the Old Testament. It is a New message, and a new testament. The challenge from Burmingham: A call and challenge to the Church and Christians everywhere. The appalling stories that demand answers. Genocide in the works: What happens when WWJD evolves to WWJS, WWJK and WWJB? Epostle takes first steps into the metaverse and returns with new programming.
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Armodoxy for Today: Saints and the Power Within
Icons on Pushkin
World Vision at the Armenian Church, sermon by Fr. Vazken 11/5/23
“Now and Then” by the Beatles
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Fires & Peace

Armodoxy for Today: Fires and Peace

The journey to and through Armodoxy is paradoxical, it is rather simple to understand but difficult to implement, above all, it requires an open mind. Stories, clichés, phrases, and general conversations are filled with idioms that are seldom questioned or explored. Instead, we repeat them as part of an unbridled conversation. An open mind is necessary to dispel some of our skewed understandings of life, how we live and how we interact with the Divine. For instance, when we say, “They spilled the beans” we mean they gave away a secret and not that they were clumsy with pinto or fava varieties of beans. The expression, “Under the weather” has nothing to do with rain, sleet, or snow, rather it is a way of saying a person is feeling ill. There are thousands of these expressions that have made their way into daily conversations.

Some of these expressions have been repeated so often that they obstruct our reasoning capabilities so much so that we think of them as truths or axioms. For instance, the expression, “You fight fire with fire,” means to fight against an opponent by using the same methods or weapons that the opponent uses. However, if we think about it for a moment, we quickly understand that fighting fire with fire only makes the fire bigger! And so, if we use the same tactic an opponent uses on us, the “bigger fire” is the necessary kindling for war.

Armodoxy comes from Armenia, a land and people that have fought fire with water. Many times, the water supply hasn’t been adequate, but still, we understand the best way to fight fire is not with more fire, but with water. This model, for a land and people that have been attacked and killed by barbarians. They have witnessed the rape and pillage of their country and people, and yet, they have survived and dare to talk about peace… lasting peace.

When looking at the conditions of our world today, I realize that I have no other alternative but to talk about Armodoxy as a necessary way of life, especially today.

Jesus says,” You have heard that it was said, “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.” But I say to you, do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also; and if anyone wants to sue you and take your coat, give your cloak as well; and if anyone forces you to go one mile, go also the second mile.” (Matthew 5:38f)

This is a much tougher solution than fighting fire with fire, but as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “If we do an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, we will be a blind and toothless nation.”

The world is playing with fire and we’re only fanning and fueling the fire at an unprecedented rate. Armodoxy demands that we have an openness of mind, and a sense of reason to see the ends apart from the means. To understand that that the end is, and must be, peace.

Let us receive the blessing from our Lord Jesus Christ, by praying His words,

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the 
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. (Matthew 5:3-9)

Cover Photo: Gregory Beylerian, 2023

Missing Steps

Missing Steps

Next Step #782 – October 20, 2023 – Forget Armageddon, listen to this and then act. Here are the “missing steps” in moving forward. A month after the loss of Nagorna Karabakh, Fr. Vazken comes with a response to the collective disappointment plaguing the Armenian community. Victim mentality returns with a loss of self-worth. Now Israel and war, without an alternative, why Bibles are not the answer. Jesus as revolutionary and the loss of that revolution. Fighting fire with water instead with fire. In His Shoes toward peace.
Freeway Blocked – Armenia & Karabakh
Who would Jesus bomb?
Mr. Smith goes to Washington
Leveraging Love
Lucy Yeghiazarian
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Words for Prayer

Armodoxy for Today: Words for Prayer (for Artsakh)

Ever since Nagorna Karabagh, Artsakh, was violently taken over by the Azeris, Armenians the world over have been searching for words and expressions to share with others, and with God, their frustration, disappointment, anger, and acceptance of the hideous crime on the road to genocide.

The Armenian Law Students Association organized a vigil at the Loyola Law School here in Los Angeles to honor the lives lost during the Artsakh Genocide. An open invitation was sent to the student body as well as the entire community. They assembled, with candles they prayed. I wish to share their prayer here, for those searching for words, especially in a world that keeps adding wars and new sufferings on people. This, they adapted from a prayer written for Armenia and Artsakh in the Eastern Diocese (November 13, 2020).

Blessed are you, O Lord we come to you in a supremely difficult time for the Armenian people. With broken hearts and tears filling our eyes, we are united in grief over the loss of the ancestral holy lands of Artsakh. The Armenian people are forced to leave behind their sacred temples of worship and silence their joyful prayers within their glorious churches. In this state of unbearable pain, we appeal to you, O Lord, to hasten to their aid in your divine mercy and love. 

Dispel their deep sorrow; heal their wounded spirits; pull them back from the error of hopelessness and despair. Help them to find strength and refuge in your loving arms, and to unite the Armenian nation under the warm and caring wings of your Holy Church. Grant us the humility and wisdom to accept the things we can no longer change; and give us courage to effect needful change where we still can.

 In a time of unrest and turmoil in Armenia, give the people the peace you granted to all your followers: breathe into them, too, your life-giving Holy Spirit, so that they too may find peace from worldly commotion, worry, and fear. Help them to work together in love, directing their sincere efforts toward the recovery of our society. Guide them in rebuilding their broken homes, and heal their wounded families who lost loved ones during these bitter days of war.  

Remember with love, Lord, as our Creator, the souls of the heroic soldiers and brave civilians who sacrificed their lives in your name. For those who have now lost their lifelong homes and must flee to safety. Remember them, bless them, and receive them into your Kingdom. Comfort their loved ones by the grace of your Holy Spirit. 

Lord, today we are overwhelmed by the sense of loss and tragedy that has come upon the Armenian people. But we know that you are always near to the brokenhearted, and you rescue those who are crushed in spirit [cf. Psl. 34:18 2]. We trust that all things are possible through you [cf. Philip. 4:13 3]. Help us realize that even when matters lie beyond our understanding, you still know the plans you have for us—plans to help us prosper and not come to harm; plans to give us hope for the future [cf. Jer. 29:11]. We cast our anxiety to you, lean not on our mortal understanding, and trust in you with all our heart [cf. Prov. 3:5]. For we have faith that in all things, you work for the good of all who love and honor you [cf. Rom. 8:28].  

We are humble, Lord, and you are our glory; your very name is wondrous, triumphant, and holy. Surrounded by the great cloud of our newly martyred witnesses to you, we praise you along with the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and always, and unto the ages and ages. Amen.

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Blowing in the Wind

Armodoxy for Today: How many?

In the early 1960’s, Bob Dylan wrote and sang a beautiful song which also became an anthem for an era and a generation. In “Blowing in the Wind” Dylan asks a series of questions beginning with, “How many roads must a man walk down before you call him a man?”

“The answer is blowing in the wind,” is the answer to each of the questions. It is a folk song where the poetic words rhyme with the contemplative melody. One question in particular strikes us today, “How many times must a cannonball fly before they’re forever banned?”

Over the last few days the Middle East has once again exploded into a hotbed of military action. Hamas attacks Israel, Israel sounds the alarm for retaliation. World powers are lining, choosing sides. Still fresh in our minds is the cowardly barbarism we witnessed in Nagorna Karabagh and the takeover of lands by Azerbaijan. The war in Ukraine continues to the attention of the world, and lesser-known hotspots, particularly in Darfur, Sudan and the Congo, get the same treatment as does Armenia, with interest mostly to their people.

Ironically, we can only wish that they were hurling cannonballs at one another. The art of war has escalated so far that annihilation of cities, countries, and the threat of harm to our world makes the answer even more meaningful: The answer is blowing in the wind – a wind carrying debris, the stench of death and nuclear fallout.

On the business front, the retail giant Amazon is having a two-day sale this week, trying to beat other retailers before Black Friday next month. An assortment of products, from electronics to housewares are going at reduced prices. I’m reminded of another one the many voices of the 1960’s, John Lennon, who once observed, “If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.”

Could the answer to peace be as simple as that? That we merely must want it and, therefore, demand it? Certainly, we’re seeing Amazon rake in millions of dollars selling second, third or fourth television sets to people who demand it. Why are we not treating peace as something we want, and therefore demand? We have turned over the rights to geo-governance and determination to politicians and so called leaders who have betrayed our confidence, to say it politely.

In these Armodoxy lessons, I’ve brought to you the message of Jesus Christ which the Armenian Church has followed for centuries. It is simple. God has endowed each and every one of us with the ability to create our story. Our eyes are before us, not behind us. Look forward and drop the victim mentality and the other goals that keep you swimming in stagnant waters. In Jesus’ words, “Seek first God’s kingdom and His righteousness.” (Matthew 6:33) The answer is with us.

I share with you today, the words to this song, “Blowing in the Wind”:

How many roads must a man walk down before you call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove sail before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, and how many times must the cannonballs fly before they’re forever banned?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind, the answer is blowin’ in the wind.

Yes, and how many years must a mountain exist before it is washed to the sea?
And how many years can some people exist before they’re allowed to be free?
Yes, and how many times can a man turn his head and pretend that he just doesn’t see?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind, the answer is blowin’ in the wind.

Yes, and how many times must a man look up before he can see the sky?
And how many ears must one man have before he can hear people cry?
Yes, and how many deaths will it take ’til he knows that too many people have died?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind, the answer is blowin’ in the wind.
-Bob Dylan

AI Samples-2

This second run of questions focuses on peace: Answers from AI. Interesting that when I wrote in Western Armenian (first question), ChatGPT responded in Western Armenian spelling, but Eastern Armenian sentencing. I changed to Eastern Armenian after the first question figuring that it is more likely that Eastern is more native to AI. Take a look.

հայերէն կը հասկնաս


Հայերէն ե՞ք պատրաստ խոսել: Եթե իմանալու եք թե ինչպէս է կարող եք օգնել, ես շատ շնորհակալ կլինեմ և փորձի տալիս կարդալ ձեր հարցերը:


Մի բացատրություն տուր թե ինչ է պատահում հայերի և Թուրքերի հետ այսօր


Այսօր հայերի և Թուրքերի մի քանի տարի երկրների միջեւ մեկ դեմ մի քանի բան է երկրում պատահում և համակարգչային հարցեր առաջարկվել են կայքում, ինչպէս օրինակ լուսանկարների կայքում կատարված հատուկ թեստը, որը պատահում է մարդկանց բնութագրությունները և նրանց դիմաց կատարված որոշ գործողությունները:

Ավելին, սակայն, այս օրինակներից հետո, մեծ մասնակից հայերի և Թուրքերի միջև կապերը պատրաստ են բացառել հիմնական խորհրդների ու ծրագրե


Ինչ է պետք որ խաղաղություն ապահովի Հայաստանում


Հայաստանում խաղաղությունը կարելի է ապահովել մեկնաբանական և կոմունալ հարցերի միջոցով:

Առաջին հարցումը կարող է լինել դեպի ուժեղացում և սերվիսը մարմնակցությունը: Խաղաղության միջոցառումը կարող է լինել մեծատանիների, աշխատակիցների, սպորտական թիմերի, բիզնեսմենների և կանանց միջոցով կատարված արտահայտությունների մեջ:

Կոմունալ հարցերով խաղաղությունը կարող է լինել նվիրված ժողովրդավարության կամ հատուկ արտահայտության հետ


what would it take to have peace in Armenia today?


Achieving peace in Armenia today would require addressing several underlying issues and conflicts that have contributed to the current political and social situation. Some possible steps that could be taken to achieve peace in Armenia include:

Resolving the conflict with Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh: The unresolved Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has been a major source of tension between Armenia and Azerbaijan for decades. Achieving a peaceful resolution to this conflict would require meaningful negotiations and compromise from both sides, potentially with the involvement of international mediators.

Addressing corruption and political instability: Armenia has faced significant political turmoil and instability in recent years, with protests and government turnover leading to uncertainty and unrest. Addressing issues of corruption and improving governance could help to stabilize the country and reduce tensions.

Strengthening the economy: Armenia has faced economic challenges in recent years, including high unemployment rates and a lack of economic opportunities. Strengthening the economy through investment and job creation could help to reduce social and economic tensions.

Promoting reconciliation and unity: The political and social divisions within Armenia have contributed to a sense of conflict and tension. Promoting reconciliation and unity across different groups within the country could help to reduce these divisions and create a more peaceful and cohesive society.

Ultimately, achieving lasting peace in Armenia will require a concerted effort from all stakeholders, including the government, civil society, and the international community. It will require a commitment to dialogue, compromise, and a shared vision for a peaceful and prosperous future.


what would it take to bring peace in the Ukraine?


Bringing peace to Ukraine would require addressing the ongoing conflict in the eastern regions of the country, which has been ongoing since 2014. Some possible steps that could be taken to achieve peace in Ukraine include:

Negotiations between Ukraine and Russia: The conflict in eastern Ukraine has been fueled by Russian support for separatist rebels. Negotiations between Ukraine and Russia, with the involvement of international mediators, could help to find a peaceful solution that addresses the concerns of all parties.

Implementation of the Minsk agreements: The Minsk agreements, which were signed in 2015, provide a framework for resolving the conflict in eastern Ukraine. However, they have yet to be fully implemented. Commitment to the implementation of the Minsk agreements by all parties could help to reduce tensions and bring about a lasting peace.

Protection of human rights: The conflict in eastern Ukraine has had a devastating impact on the civilian population, including displacement, violence, and human rights abuses. Protecting the human rights of all individuals in Ukraine, regardless of their ethnicity or political affiliation, is essential to achieving a sustainable peace.

Economic development: Ukraine has faced significant economic challenges in recent years, including high unemployment rates and a lack of economic opportunities. Strengthening the economy through investment and job creation could help to reduce social and economic tensions and promote stability.

Reconciliation and dialogue: The conflict in Ukraine has created deep divisions within the country. Promoting reconciliation and dialogue between different groups could help to reduce these divisions and create a more peaceful and cohesive society

Ultimately, achieving lasting peace in Ukraine will require a commitment to dialogue, compromise, and a shared vision for a peaceful and prosperous future. It will require the participation and cooperation of all stakeholders, including the government, civil society, and the international community.


what would it take for Americans to find peace in their own country?


Bringing peace to the United States would require addressing a range of complex issues and underlying factors that have contributed to social and political unrest in recent years. Some possible steps that could be taken to achieve peace in the United States include:

Addressing systemic inequalities: The United States has a long history of systemic inequalities based on race, gender, and socioeconomic status. Addressing these inequalities through policy reforms, education, and awareness-raising initiatives could help to reduce tensions and promote social cohesion.

Strengthening democratic institutions: The United States has faced significant challenges to its democratic institutions in recent years, including concerns about electoral integrity and the role of money in politics. Strengthening democratic institutions through reforms and increased transparency could help to restore trust and confidence in the political system.

Promoting constructive dialogue: The polarization of political discourse in the United States has contributed to a sense of division and conflict. Promoting constructive dialogue across political and ideological divides could help to reduce tensions and build bridges between different groups.

Investing in education and civic engagement: Education and civic engagement can help to promote understanding, empathy, and active participation in the democratic process. Investing in education and civic engagement initiatives could help to build a more informed and engaged citizenry that is better equipped to address social and political challenges.

Addressing economic insecurity: Economic insecurity has been a major source of tension and division in the United States. Addressing economic insecurity through policies that promote job creation, wage growth, and access to healthcare and education could help to reduce social and economic tensions.

Ultimately, achieving lasting peace in the United States will require a commitment to dialogue, compromise, and a shared vision for a more just and equitable society. It will require the participation and cooperation of all stakeholders, including government, civil society, and individuals from all walks of life.


Regenerate response

Հայերեն խոսում ե՞ս


Այո, ես խոսում եմ հայերեն: Մինչև որ հիմա աշխատում եմ OpenAI-ում և խոսում եմ տեքստային ձևով, ինչպես դասախոս մեքենա: Եթե ինչ-որ հարց ունենաք, ուշադրության համար ասեք, որ պարզ համակարգի մեջ եք նախորդը:


Ինչ է պետք որ խաղաղություն ապահովվի Հայաստանում


Խաղաղությունը ստանալու համար կարևոր է տարածքի համարը, անհրաժեշտ բաների առկայության ու այլ պայմանների առկայությունը: Հայաստանում խաղաղությունը պարտադիր է դառնալ նախաձեռների և մարդկանց կյանքում

Խաղաղությունը կարող է լինել տեղափոխություններ, արագություններ, սպորտային մրցակցություններ, արտադրանքի և բիզնեսի համար միջավայրի համար խաղաղության մեջ գտնվող մարդկանց աջակցությունը և արդեն հայտնաբերված խաղերի բարդությ


Ինչ են ամենից կարևորը Հայաստանի համար այսօր


Այսօր, Հայաստանի համար ամենից կարևոր բնությունները հետևյալներն են.

Անձնական ապահովումը – համակարգերի միջոցով ստուգվող պահպանման ու ապահովումի համար կարևոր է պահել անձնական ինֆորմացիան:

Կրթություն – կրթությունն ու գիտելիքները կարևոր են մարդկանց զարգացման, բարելավման և բարձրացման համար

Գործիքների զարգացում – գործիքների ապահովումը համակարգի զարգացման, համակարգի միջոցով աշխատանքային գործիքների փոփոխման և ավելա

Regenerate response

Այսօր, Հայաստանում կարևոր բաներից մեկը է կորոնական վիրավորումները, որոնք կատարվում են COVID-19 վիրուսի դեմ: Հայաստանում պահանջվում է հեռացնել վիրավորումների միջոցով կանխելու պատճառը, որոնցից մեկը հիվանդանոցների և բուժքային գործոնների անհնար բազմությունը կատարելու դեպքում:

Այսօր նորություն է, որ Հայաստանը գլխավոր անձնական արտահայտություններով նշանակել է ուսանողների ու դասարանների դիսպանսերը և աշակերտների որոշման երկ

Silent Night

Silent Night

The time has come. And the narrative according to St. Luke (2) is as follows:

And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. … So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city. Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child. So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”

The story of Jesus’ birth is remembered in song, in stories, in art, ornaments and lawn decorations. Some will elaborate about the attitude of the inn keeper, while other will amplify the song of the angels. Through the centuries people have tried to understand this magical evening with its troubling set of circumstances, when the Creator, the King of Kings, humbles Himself and is born in, what many would consider appalling surroundings, because there was no room, anywhere, for the birth of the savior.

The Birth of Jesus resonates to the bone in Armodoxy. For the Armenian people, the doors have not only been closed, but they have been slammed in their face. And so, Armodoxy presents an answer by assuring that others are not left out. Here is our call to Christmas: praise God for there is a chance at Peace on Earth and Good will toward all. This begins with Jesus’ command to love God and love your neighbor. If we do this, there can be no other option but PEACE and good will.

In 1914, during World War I, British troops fighting against Germans, in a field in Belgium, while in the trenches, heard the singing of Christmas carols by the German soldiers. From their three-foot wide trench they called out. The German in very thick accents yelled out to the Brits in English and said, “Come over here.” The British soldiers, said, “You come here!” And so they both came out of their trenches and met half way.  The soldiers traded songs, tobacco and wine, joining in a spontaneous holiday party in the cold night. Christmas Eve: peace on earth, good will toward one another.

I grew up when there was a horrible war going on in Vietnam. I remember that on Christmas Eve they would attempt to replicate the 1914 Christmas Eve truce. Sometimes they succeed and some years they didn’t, but it always bothered me that if they could have a truce for one or two days, why not forever? It begins with our articulating a very simple message, the message articulated this night: Peace on Earth, Good Will toward One Another.

We pray, Lord Our God, Jesus Christ, this night you came to live in our midst. We open our doors and our rooms for you to come in. As you do, may we see our brothers and sisters who are standing out with you. May we come to know them and find Your Presence in the faces and stories they carry. May Peace of Earth and Good Will toward each other be a reality that begins with me. Amen.

Silent Night, Sarah McLachlan