Tag Archive for: Transfiguration

Emptiness under the Sun

Next Step #633: Ecclesiastes shares a message of emptiness while missing the “novelty” of Christ. Finding strength by connecting to the Light from Beginning. Demonstration: Armenian heard on another planet? “Armenopoly” reviewed: fun, learn and enjoy. Looking beyond what you thought was faith and finding the Greater power within: Follow up on the Transfiguration.
Babajanian Dance of Vagharshabat, Anait Nersisian
Armenia condemns Azerbaijan attacks
Harry Hagopian: Hagia Sophia: mosque, cathedral or museum?
Fr. Vazken’s Transfiguration Sermon
Leveraging Love
NS#630 – The forgotten 4th Dimension
NS#632 – Missing the Point
Novel prayer-life on Western Diocese FB page
Expansion of Fr. Vazken’s Ministry
Cover: Sun-lighted Fr. Vazken 2005
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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
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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
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Bridges, Tents & Rivers

Next Step #266 – July 11, 2013 

From Arizona – the “hair cut” dilemma (almost) – connecting dots with a River Runs through it. After analysis, doing it. The Transfiguration – Did you miss the point? You’ll be surprised who else did! A mellow look at some difficult ideas.
Song – “Noubar, Noubar” by Element Band
Inside the Pomegranate
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Missing the Point – Need a Tent?

Next Step #214 – July 12, 2012

At the Transfiguration Peter loses sight of the celebration and asks the mundane. A look at Kazantzakis’ Last Temptation of Christ, and some other bothersome questions: why death? why cancer? why children die? Reconnecting with the past and finding relevance. A trip up to the Sugar Pine. More on the Higgs Boson – and not losing the point at the Transfiguration.
Ani’s Bubbles: Hope – http://bacheegsandlove.blogspot.com/
Song: Uzundara
Thoughts on Last Temptation
Why you should care about the God particle (Higgs boson)
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The Center Light is Greater than the Law & the Prophets

Next Step #164 – July 28, 2011

The elements of the Transfiguration of the Lord are looked at through the lens of Armenian Orthodoxy. Making sense of the water feast of Vartevar. Part 2 of 2 on the theme – understanding the CENTER figure as between Law and Prophet. (Part 1 – see NS episode #163) Seeking validity for ourselves from non-Christian sources. Summer readings and the fallacy in catch-up mentality. The Gospel of St. Matthew, chapter 17 as the platform for this weekend.
Song: “Arev, Arev” by Mariam Matossian
Ani’s Bubbles “Little Wave”
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Transfiguring into Light

Next Step #163 – July 21, 2011

Understanding Light as a function of temperature and not lumens. Fr. Vazken takes the listener on a journey to the Beginning, when light meant more than a sun ray, cf. “I am the Light of the World” – Jesus Christ. This is the first of a two-part podcast that explores the story of the Transfiguration (Gospel of St. Matthew, chapter 17)  in terms of light and focus. Comments on Exorcism from “Beyond Belief” and Fr. Albert (Jerry Springer with a collar?) – a mirror of society’s needs and wants. An end to the Space Shuttle Program comes as the HP-G60 is retired from the Next Step.
Song: Sona Shaboyan “Yes mi garib biulbiuli bes
Ani’s Bubbles: “Peace of Mind”
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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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From Numbers to Light – it’s the connection that matters

Next Step #58 – July 15, 2009

Next Step begins with an interesting number theories from listener Yuri in St. Petersburg, Russia. Is it by chance that #57 had all the digits in the date stamp? If so, what about zero? Can you shed some light on that? Jesus did exactly that – with the Transfiguration. Light was not spared to tie us into the beginning of all creation and the end of time as we know it. God’s promise to open our hearts to love and the well-lit path is explored by Fr. Vazken’s expose of the feast of Transfiguration. But don’t fret the esoteric themes, there’s a serving of fish and chips in this episode. It happens to be everything you need and more. Listen in to a wild ride from numbers to light and realize that they are all connected.
Song: “Arev, Arev” by Mariam Matossian
“About Light” by Gor Mkhitarian (Spirit Album)
Bubbles by Ani: Feeding the wolves

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