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
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for

Father Ktrij Devejian capturing a moment. Photo used by permission, courtesy of Sandy Kazanjian

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