Thursday, March 25, 2010

The New Media Lent is Just Beginning

Next Step #94: Using the New Media to bring the message of God's Kingdom to the world. End of Lent reflections about the Ministry – the Lenten Journey podcasts and the ability to create virtual communities of God. Fr. Vazken discusses the thought process in creating the vision for the “epostle’s net.” Networking with the Samaritan Group (after health care debate). An overview of Holy Week in the Armenian Orthodox Church.
Ani's Bubbles: "Matter of Perspective";
Song: "Gakavik" by Datevik;
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Menu for the Second Coming

Next Step #93: A very "Meaty" podcast for the Lenten Season. Exploring the Second Coming of Christ - the Armodoxy way! A clip from the televangelist's infomercial will make you believe you’ve tuned in to Saturday Night Live. But don’t despair – there is hope on the horizon – not for $39.95, not even for two payments of $19.95. More on Women in the Church as a listener shares her frustration and Fr. Vazken calls for a serious look at participation in the Armenian Church.
Janine’s Blog:
Conference on Women:
Song: "Day" by Gor Mkhitarian – Order “Spirit” at
Bubbles by Ani: "Jesus' visit";
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for

Thursday, March 11, 2010

From Women to Reformation

Next Step #92: Beyond women in the church, here's a look at the possibility of reform, through protest. The story of Seta Simonian - first woman acolyte of the Orthodox Church in America. The World Vision workers martyred in Pakistan are remembered. Letters from listeners and a "Letter to Hitler" all part of this mix. A call to action and reformation dominates the ending.
Song: "Change" by Tracy Chapman;
Bubbles by Ani: "Brothers";
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Escape to the Desert, but not from Life

Next Step #91: On Location at the Nevada/Arizona boarder - this message comes from the desert where God has painted the rocks with His artistic style. Drugs, alcohol, the desert and even religion (ala Marx) is escapism, but Jesus approaches the topic via an unusual parable, that of the “Dishonest Steward.” Views of the Grand Canyon and our digital lifestyle gives way to thoughts about immortality – not to be excluded by Sirac (have you heard of this book?). The Chilean earthquake knocks Earth (not Robertson) off of its axis. A visit to the St. Jude Ranch for Children and the groundwork for Fr. Vazken’s vision/dream for unwed mothers and children of domestic violence. Isn’t half of 40 = 20? An explanation for “Michink” – why Wednesday and not Saturday? Pray for us, St. Thaddeus.
Music: "Breeze" by Sonya Varoujian;
Bubbles by Ani "Lunch with God;
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