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Advent Cue

Armodoxy for Today – Advent
Advent Cue

Advent, means “coming.” The coming of the Lord was foretold centuries before his birth. His coming was announced by the angel of the Lord, “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. (Luke 2:10-11). And for the last two thousand years we celebrate his coming as the Nativity, as the Revelation of God and of course, as Christmas.

Christmas is much more than the celebration we know of today. To better appreciate the celebration of Christmas, the Church has set up a period of preparation, which uses the name “Advent.” In other words, in preparing for Christmas, we focus on Christ’s coming to us in Bethlehem 2000 years ago, and into our lives today.

The first Sunday of Advent with its unique Gospel reading sets the pace and cues up the general tone for the days ahead. We find this parable which Jesus spoke in the Gospel of St. Luke (12)

“The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully. And he thought within himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?’ So he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods. And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.  But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?’ So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”

This then is the starting point of the Advent journey. If necessary, read the parable again, paying attention to the words of the man. This is the starting point of our Advent Journey. We return tomorrow to continue.

Lenten Dream Therapy

Next Step #611: Mathematics, the language of God, reason and the stretch to resurrection, part of this pre-Lenten preparation. Mystery, mysticism, reason and today’s date 2/20/2020. Hidden mission: helping humans experience the Divine; no parlor tricks here. Worry, anxiety, fears are targeted during Lent. A look at Andy Warhol’s “Sleep.” Lent: 40 days to de-stress and find the rest for harmony and peace.
Kreen-Akrore by Paul McCartney
Fr. Vazken on Vartanants
Lenten Journey by Fr. Vazken
Lenten “Bland” Page
40 Vegan Recipes (another bland page)
Moon occults Mars
Andy Warhol’s Sleep wiki
This week’s WD168
Ana Calhoun: Gen-X Women and Sleep
Reclaim Etchmiadzin – March 13-15, 2020
Engineered by Ken Nalik
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Advent Preparedness

Next Step #548: Preparedness for the Advent Season. Finding the Christ-wants in Scriptures (Luke 14) and the “vehance” factor. Expressing good on the unpleasant: Words that put Hallmark to shame. Celebrations and Funerals: More reflections in post-funeral days. Anecdote on Bishop Asoghig Ghazarian of Iraq.
Good King Wenceslas by Loreena McKennitt
Eulogy for Mamajan
Anne Movsesian Memorial Video
Next Step #547 “Stingless
Luke 14
Remarks at George H.W. Bush Funeral
California Driving #50
Cover: Bird of Paradise Flowering, Fr. Vazken 2018
Technical Adviser: Ken Nalik
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for InHisShoes.org
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Look Out 2012, It’s 2010!

Next Step #88 – February 11, 2010

Bring it all together BEFORE Lent, in PREPARATION of Lent, to GET THROUGH Lent. We go pre-Mayan Calendar and find the tools for life: Looking at Valentine and Vartanantz, Ghevont, Poon Paregentan, Fat Sunday, Diaruntarach, Candlemas, Easter and even Chinese New Year – this is the year that it all comes together. Don’t delay ’til 2012 to get in on the fun today!
Lenten Resources: Your Lenten Experience; Let’s Give it up for Lent;
Song: Ghapama by Zulal;
Ani’s Bubbles: The Attacking Butterfly;
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for ePostle.net

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