Presented by Fr. Vazken Movsesian, each session delves into the understanding of the ancient Armenian Orthodox faith in life today. If you're looking for the missing pieces in life's puzzle, if you want to do more than memorize a few Bible verses and if you are ready to think, download a session. Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan in conjunction with ePostle.net and Ken T. Nalik.
Succeeding in Mask Management
Next Step #282: The Halloween Edition of the podcast on Armodoxy. In this episode - follow up to Glendale's restriction on free-speech - Fr. Vazken gets a call. All Saints Day and Halloween. Identity in a Global Community - delineating between ethnic and religious identity. Looking under the mask of our life and finding ourselves, looking under the mask of the church and finding Christ - the One who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. YWCA and KFC - what's the branding all about? Great Treats in this edition! Song: Aragil by Margar Eghiazarian Catholicos Karekin II's speech in Korea Engineered by Ken T. Nalik Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for epostle.net Look for The Next Step on blubrry.com Now on Stitcher Radio! Play Now:
Kinetic Update via Artsakh
Next Step #281: Fr. Vazken prepares for the annual walk against Domestic Violence through the streets of Glendale & Burbank. Hear his thoughts as organizations and political parties turn their heads from the menacing and ugly realities in the community. Next - a discussion with Gala Danilova, from Artsakh on a variety of life & death issues, violence & peace, the value of life and updating to Windows 8.1 and life beyond the iPhone. Candid & meaty discussions help make way for the Step. Song: "New Life" by Gor Mkhitarian Landmine Free Artsakh: http://landminefreeartsakh.com Datev Outreach: www.datevoutreach.org Fr. Vazken's blog: www.armodoxy.blogspot.com Engineered by Ken Nalik Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for epostle.net Look for The Next Step on blubrry.com Now on Stitcher Radio! Play Now: Fr. Vazken and Gala Danilova
Correcting the P-Correctness of "Jesus"
Next Step #280: When Glendale (California) Attorney tells Fr. Vazken he can't use the name of Jesus Christ in a public forum it's more than an annoyance of political correctness. A look at the constitutional right and freedom to free speech, the separation of the church & state. In the spirit of Niebuhr's prayer - understand the difference between things we can change and those we can't. The 60's - the counter culture and the need for Sanctuary in the Body of Christ are all discussed. Song: 49 Bye-Byes, For What It's Worth, America's Children - Stephen Stills Datev Outreach Presentation to the Glendale Commission on the Status of Women, 10/14/13 More on Datev Outreach: DatevOutreach.org Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for epostle.net Look for The Next Step on blubrry.com Now on Stitcher Radio! Play Now:
Social Doctrine on the Shoe
Next Step #279: Moving forward from the Bishop Synod, a look at matters of social doctrine. A review of "In His Shoes" as a philosophy and a natural solution/alternative to victim-based strategies of life. Holy Etchmiadzin's Department looking at Social Doctrine. Killing in 2013 - for baseball teams? Song by Norayr Kartashyan "Tzarastan" Bishop Bagrat Galusdanian Loyola Abortion Link Condoleezza Rice & Adam Schiff Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for epostle.net Look for The Next Step on blubrry.com Now on Stitcher Radio! Play Now:
Disappointment to Purpose
Next Step #278: The historic Bishop's Synod of the Armenian Church, took place behind closed doors as is the perogative of the overseers of the Church. Here's a follow-up to last weeks' look at the Synod, filled with frustrations for us looking-in, but also a wonderful opportunity to look at the Sacred Mission entrusted to us. "Yelp" and the opportunity to use technology to go beyond those closed-doors. The 140 characters and the concise nature of the Gospels. Prayer request for Abp. Mesrob Mutafyan, Patriarch of Constantinople. And much more - as Fr. Vazken takes a next step... Vardan Ovsepian "Hymn" from Aragast album Etchmiadzin on the Bishop's Synod SunSash - http://www.sunsash.blogspot.com/ Yelp - http://www.yelp.com Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for epostle.net Look for The Next Step on blubrry.com Now on Stitcher Radio! Play Now:
Business as Usual? Or Just the Plan?
Next Step #277: A first look at the Bishop's Synod in Etchmiadzin, along with background info on the catholicoi at the dias. A special treat for listeners with a uncovered gift to celebrate Fr. Vazken's anniversary. The evolution and synthesis of Armenian and Orthodoxy toward Armodoxy, in this edition. To be continued... Song: "Life's a Long Song" by Jethro Tull Compass #7-SE (to claim "gift" press on the "Special Edition" tag) Bishop's Synod - Message of Catholicos Karekin II and Catholicos Aram I Pictures from Bishop's Synod Pope Francis Interview, "America" Magazine Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for epostle.net Look for The Next Step on blubrry.com Now on Stitcher Radio! Play Now: