Friday, May 28, 2010

50 Ways to Leave Your Nightmares

Next Step #103: A look at the gifts of the Holy Spirit in defining the Body of Christ - the Holy Church. It’s Pentecost: Happy Birthday to the Church! Gifts of Grace: Technology and the Armenian Church and the Cupertino years. Sacrificing for others, in an expression of forgiveness. Memorial Day - some die, others work, but all give. It's the sacrifice that makes us who we are.
Book Review: Muriel Mirak-Weissbach “Through the Wall of Fire: Armenia—Iraq—Palestine From Wrath to Reconciliation”;
Ani's Bubbles: Forgiveness;
Music: "Amen Hayr Sourp" Dudukner Quartet
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Coloring Jesus with a Happy Face

Next Step #102: An atheist visits the Armenian Church and makes us think about Jesus. What is our perception of Jesus? How is it colored by the circumstances that surround our life? A look at the Kent State (Ohio) Massacres 40 years later – Vietnam comes home and affects Armodoxy. Religion doesn’t exit in a vacuum and so it must be relevant to the times and withstand the “test.” Exit-interview with Mariam Torgomyan, burn victim after 5 surgeries and 10 months of therapy. How faith and a church community help this girl heal. Pentecost and the Holy Spirit are coming!
Music: “Yes Achk” by Gor Mkhitaryan (
Ani’s Bubbles: Loving Kindness
Sponsored by Prof. Nicholas & Janine Economides (
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Generation 1: Filling Emptiness

Next Step #101: On this Ascension, Fr. Vazken takes listeners on a journey from the foot of the Cross, where an expression of Motherhood fills the emptiness of life with faith. Filling the emptiness as did Generation #1 – when they did God’s work: making something from nothing! Happy Mothers’ Day, to our mothers+. Want to name your child? Some suggestions too.
Music: "Mayrigis" performed by Mariam Matossian (
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Conversation beyond Politics

Next Step #100: Making Prayer a continuous conversation with God (and why the National Day of Prayer might hinder that process). Secrets revealed: Picking the right Lotto numbers and making peace without war. What kind of Priest would Jesus ordain? Church dynamics: The Old Boys Club is an Armenian one at that. Why invite an atheist to church?
Song: “Sareh Siroon Yar” by Zulal;
Ani's Bubbles: A prayer by Bernard of Clairvaux;
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for