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Fruit of the Womb

Next Step #478: Making connections between the feast of Assumption and the fruit/grape blessing – it’s more than a story that spans a few millennia. Blue Laws in Minnesota are over. “Jeopardy” tips, Gandzasar celebrates 777th anniversary. Talents beyond the handkerchief – the fruit of St. Mary’s womb was blessed along with some other fruit, not necessarily of the grape variety. Early morning miracle comes as a bundle of joy.
Arax Crossing
Gandzasar Monastery at 777 (Armenian language with English subtitles)
Blue Laws in Minnesota are over
Donate to Avon 39 – Fr. Vazken’s walk
Cover: Fruit Stall in Barcelona Market (from Wikimedia Commons)
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The Virgin at Woodstock: What we learn from grapes

Next Step #62 August 12, 2009

It’s the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock and the FEAST of Assumption of St. Mary. Two events separated by millennium, held together by Armodoxy. Fr. Vazken delves into the notion of goodness and saints, by explaining that St. Mary – as the “Mother of God” is moreover the “Bearer of Love.” St. Mary’s life offers reflections on life lived with principles and a challenge to the listener to become today’s Mary. And what about the Grapes? Did you hear it through the grapevine? Here is a quick primer about the grape blessing service with notations from John 15 – Jesus is the vine, the Father is the vinedresser and we are the branches! The bearer of love, indeed! And was Jesus a member of the Counter Culture? Find out in this podcast that ties in the Virgin and Woodstock, Grapes and productive living. Also, the new and energized Fr. Vazken offers “Post-Sabbatical thoughts” and reflects on the necessary evils of church life. Putting all the circuits in place, here are some healthy tips of Christian living within the confines of Church structure.
Musical Selection: “Woodstock” by Joni Mitchell

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