We Need an Angry God

Much of modern life is driven by the pursuit of automation, speed, comfort, and convenience. And while there is nothing inherently wrong about it, it is also important to remember that there is so much in life, and what makes us human can’t be automated or transformed into a quick, efficient and comfortable experience. Our […]

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Solitude: Alone But Not Lonely

In today’s Gospel reading, we see Jesus ascending to a mountain to be alone when people, impressed by his ability to multiply food and feed thousands, wanted to make him a king by force. Why did Jesus go to the mountain? Why did He want to be alone? The Gospel of John does not answer […]

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Identity Crisis

There is a story about an old and wise magician who had a mouse. The mouse was tiny and very afraid of a cat who would stop by now and then and frighten the mouse. The magician would chase the cat away every time and keep the mouse safe. But at some point, he got […]

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The Cave Paves the Way

When the Creator of all who cared for His children by being a shelter and refuge for every wounded heart and soul was revealed to the world, there was no place for him, so the earth offered Him a place in a cave. When the true Light that shone bright and warmed every heart was […]

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Forgiveness: The Third Dimension

There is an interesting Spanish story about a father and his son. Because of some issues, they became alienated and estranged. After some time has passed, the father, perhaps realizing the emptiness of his life without his son or possibly missing him, sets out to find and reconnect with him. He searched for his son […]

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You Got a Mail

One of the streaming apps on my phone recently prompted me to check out a show called “The Cleaning Lady.” I dismissed the notification without much thought, only to find the same recommendation on a different platform a few days later. OK, I thought there must be something about this show and decided to see […]

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Blessed in ALL thing

If we reflect on the words of some of the prayers and hymns we hear, sing and affirm during Badarak, by saying “amen” we will realize that they carry a tremendous spiritual depth that sometimes can be hard to understand, grasp and agree with. ‘Hamenayni’ is one such example. It is a very short and […]

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Stewardship is a Badarak

«Այլ իմ առեա՛լ զամենայն, և առաւելեա՛լ եմ. ընկալայ՝ և լի՛ եմ ՚ի ձեռն Եպափրոդիտեայ, որ է ՚ի ձէնջ հոտ անուշից, պատարագ ընդունելի՝ հաճոյ Աստուծոյ։» ՓԻԼԻՊԵՑԻՍ Դ։18 One day, an angel appeared to a man and said: “Tell me, what can I do for you?” The man answered:, “Show me the Wall Street Journal one year […]

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Called to Serve

What we probably don’t realize when we pour honey out of a sixteen-ounce jar and enjoy its rich flavors and taste is that it only exists because tens of thousands of bees flew some 112.000 miles in relentless pursuit of nectar gathered from some 4.5 million flowers. Flying themselves to death, each of these bees […]

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