Breaking the Bank of Belief

The story of the Prodigal Son is often seen as merely a heartwarming tale of unconditional forgiveness, a narrative that comforts us with the image of a God ever-ready to forgive, embrace, and accept us, irrespective of our transgressions. However, this interpretation barely scratches the surface of its profound depth. When Jesus first shared this […]

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Divine Harmony: Justice and Love

Imagine the masterpiece that is Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling, particularly “The Creation of Adam.” Here, the touch of God gives life to Adam, a moment of divine love and connection. Within the same grand narrative, we find “The Expulsion from the Garden of Eden,” where Adam and Eve are cast out as a consequence of […]

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The statue of St. Vartan Mamigonian in Yerevan, crafted by Yervand Kochar in 1975, serves as a profound symbol, especially in the context of St. Vartan’s words, “Unconscious death is death, conscious death is immortality.” This statue, despite being created during a period of communism—a time when spiritual and religious expressions were often suppressed—carries a […]

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Eternal Springs of Hope

In the heart of Yerevan, stands a statue that captures the spirit of a nation. It’s the statue of David of Sassoun, sculpted by Yervand Kochar. Iit embodies the soul of Armenian resilience and the undying flame of independence. Kochar, created this masterpiece during the stifling era of communism, navigated through a sea of challenges […]

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Carried Through: The Unseen Embrace

During World War II, there was a soldier named Desmond Doss. He became legendary not for wielding weapons, but for saving lives without them. As a medic, Doss saved the lives of countless men in the Battle of Okinawa, all while under heavy enemy fire. His faith forbade him from carrying a gun, so he […]

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Beyond Logic and Understanding

In life, we often stumble upon moments that defy logic, mirroring the scene in John 2:1-11. This biblical story, while dazzling us with the miracle of water turned into wine, subtly embeds a profound lesson in the words of St. Mary, “Do whatever he tells you.” These words, though simple, are steeped in deep faith […]

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From Excuses to Engagement

In the unsettling times of World War II, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German theologian, stood at a crossroads. Offered safety in the United States, he instead chose to return to Nazi Germany, a decision that led to his arrest and eventual martyrdom. This choice, fraught with danger and uncertainty, was a profound act of faith and […]

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Quantum Love

Today’s Scripture reading from 1 Thessalonians is a profound reflection on the nature of God’s love. Here, Saint Paul speaks not of teaching the Thessalonians about love, but rather, he invites them to recognize how this divine love is already revealed in every aspect of their lives and how it is something they were thought […]

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Grateful Hearts Unite

Our journey takes us back to the remarkable story of Sarah Josepha Hale, a woman who fervently believed in the power of Thanksgiving to unify a nation. In the mid-19th century, the United States was a country divided and on the brink of civil war. It was Sarah who saw Thanksgiving not just as a […]

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