Thursday, September 30, 2010

Armodoxy: You Say You Want a Revolution?

Next Step #121: Defining the self within the structure of Armenian Orthodoxy as children of the 21st Century. “Validating” the new generation of Armodoxy as the last link in a chain, beginning with Time, with the center Golden Link Christ and an open end for what's to come. A tribute to John Lennon as his 70th birthday approaches- the Revolution of the Sixties and WWJS: What would Jesus sing? Avoiding the pitfalls of traditionalism by not giving too much credibility to past at the cost of discounting the present.
Globalization and the Armenian Church
Song: "11 11" by Rodrigo y Gabriela
Ani's Bubbles: The Golden House
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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Equinox Balance: Ends and Means

Next Step #120: The Autumnal Equinox brings a balance of time and power, one expressed through the “Harvestest” moon. Can we find a balance between ends and means, primarily when it comes to soliciting donation for the church? A listener’s comments about the St. Leon Cathedral.  And where is the balance of ego-inflation with the goals of the Church and religion? The Salvation Army REFUSES a donation of $100,000? Jethro Tull Plays in Armenia - a small tribute to a band with 40+ years of versatility and imagination gone wild.
Song: “Bouree” by Jethro Tull (A Little Light Music)
Ani's Bubbles: "Breast Cancer Walk"
Dr. Harry Hagopian’s link:
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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Building Inside and Out

Next Step #119: A building comes alive as His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians consecrates the new St. Leon (Srbotz Ghevontyantz) Armenian Cathedral in Los Angeles. The Holy Spirit changes inanimate stones to the living church. Fr. Vazken discusses why the name St. Leon was God inspired and presents a challenge to listeners to plug into this saint of the church. Interview with Father Ktrij Devejian, Director of the Office of Foreign Communications for the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. A very candid interview about his work, Holy Etchmiadzin & the Catholicos, and his inspirations. “She has seduced me for 20 years,” says the priest. Come by to find out, then learn why “The Soviets did more damage to the Armenian Church in 70 years than the Ottomans or Turks did in 600 years.” Reflections from the Holy Mountain, Ararat.  Finally, a special appeal to attend a special Concert (JT in Armenia, next week).
Song: Gor Mkhitarian’s “Blessing” from the Spirit album: Purchase Online
View the Armenian Cathedral Consecration:
Etchmiadzin & Fr. Ktrij: or
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Father Ktrij Devejian capturing a moment. Photo used by permission, courtesy of Sandy Kazanjian

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Armodoxy: a Unifying Theory for 911

Next Step #118: In search for the Unified Field Theory, Steven Hawkings says God did not create the Universe. Changing chaos to order? Remembering the chaos of 911 – by burning the Quoran? Pastor or Publicity Hound?  Which Holy Book would Jesus burn? Also - Historic event: A Cathedral gets consecrated by the Catholicos of All Armenians, HH Karekin II. Bringing order to chaos! Is it worth the million$? Aghtamar – occupied by Turks – sound familiar? Fr. Vazken shares thoughts on church, the essence of life and faith in this podcast which is essential to the understanding of Armodoxy. OK, it’s not the Unified Field Theory Einstein was looking for, but Armodoxy does contain it all. You won’t want to miss this one.
Catholicos Consecrates Cathedral: Watch at
Reading: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s “The Duckling”
Song: “Maratuk” by Zulal:
Ani: “Boots for Walking” Avon Walk
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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Domino’s Labor; Clooney’s Memory

Next Step #117: A Labor Day story with a twist toward purpose. Fortune Magazine identified him, Tom Monagham, and the Next Step follows him to the real fortune. George Clooney accepts an Emmy Award for Humanitarian work. His memory doesn’t fade with a reminder to us all to keep the spotlight on the issues that don't go away. Natural Disaster? Act of God? Who’s at fault?
Song: "Cold Wagon" by Gor Mkhitarian:
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month:
Tom Monaghan Domino’s Pizza Story:
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