Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christian Giving and A Gift for Jesus

On why we give gifts on Christmas and finding the perfect gift to give one another and Jesus. A very special sermon on the Gospel of St. Luke, chapter 14.
Sermon delivered by Fr. Vazken Movsesian on December 11 2011 and recorded LIVE at the St. Peter Armenian Church and Youth Ministries Center, Glendale, California
Language: Armenian Only
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Rich Fool - Kicking off the Advent Season

Sermon delivered by Fr. Vazken Movsesian on November 27, 2011 - Advent season begins with this MUST HEAR sermon, explaining the reason for the season and emphasizing the purpose of Christianity. The lesson is from the Gospel of St. Luke - the Rich Fool who built Bigger Barns! This sermon sets the pace for the Holidays and Christ's Revelation at Christmas. At the conclusion of the sermon, the annual Christmas tree is lit, inviting donations to the needy of the world. Recorded LIVE at the St. Peter Armenian Church and Youth Ministries Center.
Sermon begins in Armenian language; English portion begins at minute 14:30
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Humility & St. Andrew the First Called

Two sermons: In Armenian - On the gift of humility as expressed by Jesus Christ; in English (at minute13:05) on St. Andrew, the First Called Disciple.
Sermon delivered by Fr. Vazken Movsesian on November 13, 2011 and recorded LIVE at the St. Peter Armenian Church and Youth Ministries Center.
Reader: Shahan Der Bedrossian
(English sermon begins at minute 13:05)
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Friday, October 14, 2011

The Holy Translators & the Widows Offering

On the Holy Translators, Mesrob Mashdots to Shnorhali - how to make it real today. The "ridiculous' lesson of the Widows Offering.  Sermon delivered by Fr. Vazken Movsesian on October 9, 2011. Recorded LIVE at the St. Peter Armenian Church and Youth Ministries Center. Reading by Madilyn Smith.
English Sermon begins at minute 12:05.
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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Varaka Khatch Sermon

The feast of Varaka Khatch (Holy Cross of Varak) - Topic is Christ Centeredness and the reason to be in church. Sermon delivered by Fr. Vazken Movsesian on September 25, 2011. Recorded LIVE at the St. Peter Armenian Church and Youth Ministries Center.
Language: Armenian and English begins at Time 13:30
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Khatch Veratz Sermon

The Feast of Khatch Veratz Sermon (Elevation of the Holy Cross) - Lifting the Cross as Salvation for humanity! Delivered by Fr. Vazken Movsesian on September 11, 2011. Recorded LIVE at the St. Peter Armenian Church and Youth Ministries Center.
Includes pertinent announcements - In Armenian begins at time 7:50 and In English at time 16:00
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Monday, September 12, 2011

9/11 Day of Remembrance Service at Burbank Town Center

On the Tenth Anniversary of September 11 terror attacks, Fr. Vazken Movsesian was asked to deliver the Keynote Address during the 9/11 Day of Remembrance Service at Burbank Town Center. His message was "I Refuse to Hate You." Fr. Vazken's speech came after everyone else had spoken, including Congressman Adam Schiff, Miss Teen California, and Burbank’s Mayor. His message garnered loud cheers and a standing ovation from the audience. We provide an audiorecording of his Keynote Address here.
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Asdvadzadin - The Assumption of the Holy Mother of God

The meaning and expression of blessing Grapes explained. Sermon preached and recorded LIVE at the Armenian Church Youth Ministries' Center, Glendale, CA by Fr. Vazken Movsesian 14 August 2011.
(English language portion begins at Minute 16:10)
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Preparing for the Assumption

In preparation for the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God (Asdvadzadzin), Fr. Vazken invites the congregation to say yes to God as did the Blessed Mother. Armenian: The St. Mary Prayer. English: The story of the paraplegic brought in through the roof. Sermon preached and recorded LIVE at the Armenian Church Youth Ministries' Center, Glendale, CA by Fr. Vazken Movsesian on 7 August 2011.
(English language portion begins at Minute 11:45)
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Transfiguration 2011

Transfiguration of Jesus Christ - Armenian - Subject: Spiritual Intentions and the Divine Constant. Sermon preached and recorded LIVE at the Armenian Church Youth Ministries' Center, Glendale, CA by Fr. Vazken Movsesian on 31 July 2011.
(English language portion begins at Minute 13:00)
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Prelude to Transfiguration 2011

Transfiguration of Jesus Christ - Part 1 of 2 - on Focus and the Light - as prelude to the Feast Day (Matthew 17). Sermon preached and recorded LIVE at the Armenian Church Youth Ministries' Center, Glendale, CA by Fr. Vazken Movsesian on 24 July 2011.
(English language portion begins at Minute 13:40)
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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Post-surgery Sermon

On the power of Prayer; changing condemnation to salvation and diamonds from coal. Story of the horse who shook it off and climbed up (in Armenian portion). Sermon preached and recorded LIVE at the Armenian Church Youth Ministries' Center, Glendale, CA by Fr. Vazken Movsesian on 17 July 2011.
Begins with an introduction by Dr. Rev. Zaven Arzoumanian and words of appreciation.
English Sermon begins at minute 17:00
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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Ascension Sunday 2011

God's Time and feeling the purpose in our lives; Accepting the things we can and cannot change; The message of Ascension today – Jesus Christ is always with us! Sermon preached and recorded LIVE at the Armenian Church Youth Ministries' Center, Glendale, CA by Fr. Vazken Movsesian on 5 June 2011.
Armenian Language at beginning/English Language sermon begins at minute 14:12.
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Memorial Day_Christ Centeredness

Memorial Day - a life of discipline. What went wrong with the End of the World and why NOT to believe THEM anymore. Sermon preached and recorded LIVE at the Armenian Church Youth Ministries' Center, Glendale, CA by Fr. Vazken Movsesian on 29 May 2011. Announcement includes an explanation of Sardarabad (the crazies make it happen!) and best wishes to Dn. Varoujan. 
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Lanugage – beginning English announcements; Armenian at minute 8:50; English at minute 17:35
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Pilgrimage to Yettem

The congregation of the St. Peter Armenian Church & Youth Ministries in Glendale, CA makes a pilgrimage to St. Mary Armenian Church in Yettem, California. At the invitation of the Rev. Fr. Vartan Archpriest Kasparian, Parish Priest of St. Mary, Fr. Vazken Movsesian offers this sermon – about accepting the pilgrimage as we accept our crosses. Scriptural reference: I John 1:1-10.
Sermon preached and recorded LIVE at the St. Mary Armenian Church in Yettem, CA by Fr. Vazken Movsesian on 22 May 2011.
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Sermon Language: Armenian; English language portion begins at minute 7:15
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Read the Press Release: Congregation of St. Peter, Glendale makes a pilgrimage to St. Mary, Yettem

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Christianity is the New Covenant

John 5:19 is the passage that opens this sermon about Christianity as the New Covenant. Fr. Vazken points to the importance of relationships and laws – just as those that govern the planets and the universe. The Old Covenant ends with a period – nice stories, but they miss the point. The Newness of Christianity points to the light/sun beyond the clouds.
Sermon preached and recorded LIVE at the Armenian Church Youth Ministries' Center, Glendale, CA by Fr. Vazken Movsesian on 15 May 2011.
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Armenian Language at beginning/English Language at minute 11:50
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Mothers Day/Being Born Again

Fr. Vazken ties Motherhood and the Motherhood of the Armenian Church. Being Born Again - as Christ requires and as the Apostles understood until today. Begins with announcement about the Fast for Darfur - El Vaquero.
Sermon preached and recorded LIVE at the Armenian Church Youth Ministries' Center, Glendale, CA by Fr. Vazken Movsesian on 8 May 2011.
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Armenian Language at beginning/English Language sermon begins at minute 13:35.
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Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter/Armenian Genocide Sermon by Fr. Vazken - 24 April 2011



Easter Sunday on April 24, 2011 - the theme of RESURRECTION and hope following the FAST for DARFUR.
Language: Armenian & English. Main English sermon begins at 13:50 minutes.
"God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away." - Rev. 21:4
Sermon delivered at the St. Peter Armenian Church Youth Ministries' Center, Glendale, California by Fr. Vazken Movsesian.
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Monday, March 14, 2011

Expulsion Sunday

Why is there evil in the world? Why the Earthquake and tsunami in Japan? The need to take on personal responsibility in life. How to understand the story of creation. Introductory remarks by Fr. Zaven Arzoumanian. Sermon delivered by Fr. Vazken Movsesian and recorded LIVE at the Armenian Church Youth Ministries Center, Glendale on March 13, 2011.
Language: Armenian and English. English portion begins at minute 19:50.
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Poon Paregentan

Beginning of Great Lent – Simplifying Life. Sermon delivered by Fr. Vazken Movsesian and recorded LIVE at the Armenian Church Youth Ministries Center, Glendale on March 6, 2011.
Language: Armenian and English. English portion begins at minute 13:18.
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Spirit of Vartan and Ghevont

Having faith that can move mountains and win the wars. Reflections during the week of St. Vartan and Ghevontians. The story of the woman waiting and anticipating in the hospital. Sermon delivered by Fr. Vazken Movsesian and recorded LIVE at the Armenian Church Youth Ministries Center, Glendale on February 27, 2011.
Language: Armenian and English. English portion begins at minute 9:45.
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No Fingers in the Holes of Life

Having faith beyond reason with applicable warning. Sermon delivered by Fr. Vazken Movsesian and recorded LIVE at the Armenian Church Youth Ministries Center, Glendale on January 30, 2011.
Language: Armenian and English. English portion begins at minute 12:25.
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Give up the Bleet for Christ

St. Sarkis Feast Day but Christ is absent: Making sense out of the suffering. Finding the real message in the Armenian Church. Sermon preached and recorded LIVE at the Armenian Church Youth Ministries' Center, Glendale, CA by Fr. Vazken Movsesian on 20 February 2011.
Language: Armenian and English (English segment begins at minute 15:05)
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Presentation of the Lord

The Presentation of the Lord - 40 days after Christmas – “Diaruntarach” – an explanation of the bonfires in Armenian. In English, turning back and finding Christ.  Sermon preached and recorded LIVE at the Armenian Church Youth Ministries' Center, Glendale, CA by Fr. Vazken Movsesian on 13 February 2011.
Language: Armenian and English (English segment begins at minute 10:45)
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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Auspicious Year 2011: Crucifixion and Resurrection together

Fr. Vazken outlines the plans for the In His Shoes Ministry and the Community on this auspicious year, 2011, as Easter and Genocide Commemoration coincide. The “chosen people” move from the Eden to Glendale. Kennedy's request of "Asking not" leads to serving others. Staying in the Light throughout the year. Sermon preached and recorded LIVE at the Armenian Church Youth Ministries' Center, Glendale, CA by Fr. Vazken Movsesian on 23 January 2011.
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Language: Armenian and English (English segment begins at minute 15:30)
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