Thursday, July 29, 2010

Grey Matter and the Law

Next Step #112: Getting Involved in Darfur: the moral imperative against rape and genocide. No grey areas for Al Bashir. Reacting by walking “In His Shoes” and the power of Love through Armodoxy. Savoring the flavor of life. Matthew 19 - Separating the brain from heart and law from heartbreak. Extra: The hierarchical Sees – Etchmiadzin, Cilicia, Jerusalem and Constantinople. 
Song: "Sevani tzugnors bar" by Yeghish Manoukian (Echo of the Mountains)
Gor Mkhitarian “Day”; Purchase SPIRIT album
Ani’s Bubbles: Try Changing the World; (
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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Ecumenism: The Global Search for Christ

Next Step #111: The Global Ecumenical Movement: The Most Inclusive Opportunity for Christians… An interview with Bishop Nareg Alemezian, Officer of Ecumenical Relations for the See of Cilicia, Moderator of the Joint Committee between Christian World Communions and the World Council of Churches, in an interview about Ecumenism. “When people look for spirituality, they are looking for Christ,” says His Grace. Also – answers to the questions: Was Jesus about movement or institution? Vision or program? Fellowship or management? A short tribute to the Archbishop Smpat Lapajian (1927-2010) – pioneering sermons on “new media.” Much much more in this very special, “Last of the Binary” series!
Song: “Aghoonig” by Element Band -
Ani’s Bubbles: The Wise Woman -
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His Grace Bishop Nareg Alemezian and Fr. Vazken Movsesian

Thursday, July 15, 2010

One Wish: iPhone, iDuduk, Wealth, Health or Light?

Next Step #110: The Light of Transfiguration – one wish, what would it be? Health? Wealth? Or… ?; On the ethical and church issues with Apple’s iPhone mess, and a listen to iDuduk and iShvee ( Looking beyond the corporate nature of the Church and avoiding the lies and hypocrisy Jesus warns against. Finally – some answers regarding Fr. Vazken’s nerves– was it the Gor concert?  Coffee? Vuvuzelas? Or the Highway Patrol?
Song: Sonya Varoujian’s “Breeze” from the Janabar album;
Ani’s Bubbles: “An angel smiling on you” (;
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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Working the Streets with Love

Next Step #109: Ara Arzumanian of Generation Next is our guest.  He discusses his article “Lost Kids of Armenian America”. Working with young people on the streets of Glendale, Ara gives a unique perspective of a growing problem, including drugs, sexual promiscuity, theft, gangs, and violence. A small glimpse at the kids and one man’s crusade to educate and mentor. Empty egos, identity and self-knowledge are all part of the discussion along with an added bonus: a primer on V-techs and Armos and the White washed.
Song: “Hayr Mer” by Samvel Gregoryan
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Ara Arzumanian and Fr. Vazken Movsesian disussing life on the streets of Glendale.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Freedom to Weed it Out

Next Step #108: Matthew Chapter 13 gets a special pruning, as the weeds are pulled from the grass. You won’t find a theodicy here, instead, it’s a meditation on true freedom from within. Blasting away the bonds of hatred and animosity. A most fitting reflection on this pre-Independence Day Celebration. It’s all here, even if you only hear “leb” along with a Fathers’ Day wish.  Now? Here’s a theory of why things happen at Drugs in Glendale: 
Music: "About God" by Gor Mkhitarian; Purchase SPIRIT album
Ani’s Bubbles: Ice Cream; (
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