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January 19, 2017

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Ten years ago, on January 19, 2007, Armenian Journalist Hrant Dink was brutally assassinated in front of his office building in Istanbul by turkish nationalists for his courageous stand on recognition of the Armenian Genocide and against the turkish government's subversion of history. Dink was an advocate of Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press and champion for minority rights in Turkey. He has been and still remains an Armenian voice of the voiceless in Turkey. “May the memory of the righteous be a blessing.” (Proverbs 10:7) Յիշատակն արդարոյն օրհնութեամբ եղիցի։ (Առակաց Ժ7)

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We are delighted to present you "A Walk Through the Divine Liturgy" on our website. While it will not answer all your questions, this online guide will help you to discover the larger themes that unite the words, music, and rituals of the Divine Liturgy or Badarak as we call it in Armenian. In this way, we hope, you will be drawn into deeper and more meaningful participation in the Divine Liturgy. The text is a publication of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church: A Walk Through the Divine Liturgy of the Armenian Church: A Guide to the Badarak, 1700th Anniversary Booklet Series. New York: Diocese of the Armenian Church of America, 2001.
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Which Tire Was Flat?

by Fr. Hovnan Demerjian


Nobody likes tests, but life is full of tests, and if we avoid them we can make things worse for ourselves. I’m thinking of the story of the four school boys and girls who on a bright spring day failed to show up at high school until noon, reporting they’d had a flat tire. The teacher smiled understandingly and informed the youths that they’d missed the morning test, but she would give them another now...
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The Philosopher’s prayer reminds us, that the true love is centered in Jesus Christ. True love is the love that Jesus showed as he “emptied himself” (Phil. 2:7) of his divine glory, came to the world and died for us on the cross. True love says I give you love the same way God has given me love, freely and unconditionally. To love someone else, to have compassion, to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and visit those in prison is the result of acknowledging that Jesus is present in all people. We may not like them. We may not like what they do, but we love them as Christ loves us.

Hovhannes Sarkavag Imastaser (1045–1129), was a medieval Armenian multi-disciplinary scholar known for his works on philosophy, theology, mathematics, cosmology, and literature. Imastaser was also a gifted hymnologist and pedagogue. He was one of the prominent abbots of the Haghpat Monastry, Armenia. (Quote’s background).
Discouraged parents, take heart the Lord has spoken! Don't ever give up on your kids. They need you to believe in them and believe that God will continue the work he's started. Even if you've made significant mistakes in the past, don't give up or scold yourself. Ask God to continue to grow you and your kids, to help you to become a healthier family. God delights in turning the hearts of the parents to their kids and the hearts of the kids to their parents. (cf. Malachi 4:6)
Հաճախ է մեր աղոթքը միայն «աղաչական-պաղատական»։ Խնդրում ենք ու անվերջ խնդրում՝ մոռանալով անգամ շնորհակալություն հայտնել ստացած պարգևների համար։ Ժողովրդական առածը հիշեցնում է. անխոսուն արարածներն անգամ շնորհակալություն են հայտնում Աստծուն։ Այսու, օրը սկսե՛նք գոհաբանությամբ. «Գոհութի՛ւն մատուցեցէք Տիրոջը, քանզի բարի է նա, քանզի յաւերժ է նրա ողորմութիւնը»։ (Սաղմոս 135:1)
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