Fr. Vazken's Sermons
By Fr. Vazken Movsesian
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Sermons tuned to the key of life, offered by Fr. Vazken Movsesian and delivered at the St. Peter Armenian Church & Youth Ministries' Center in Glendale, California. Dealing with matters of the heart. Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan in conjunction with ePostle.net and Ken T. Nalik.
||CleanPraying After the Paris Terror Attack||Praying for what? Religious Extremism was evident even among the disciples who argued about supremacy. Fr. Vazken talks about the terrorist attacks in Paris and our response as Christians. Why pray? Finding our response to evil in the tolerance language||11/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Magic of 40||Poon Paregentan 2015 – This year the numbers and dates line up in a very mystical orientation. Listen in as Fr. Vazken talks about the Time of God. Delivered and recorded LIVE on February 15, 2015 at the St. Peter Armenian Church Youth Ministries Cent||4/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFive Things We Waste||Prodigal Son Sunday 2015 – Wasted living as a message beyond the prodigal. English portion includes reflections for the Legal Voices concert and the Methodist Church walls. About Inner Confidence. Delivered and recorded LIVE on March 1, 2015 at the St||4/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExpectations & Disappointments||Unrighteous Judge 2015 – Disappointments occur where there is expectation – praying even when disappointed and learning about expectations. On Pi day 3/14/15. Delivered and recorded LIVE on March 15, 2015 at the St. Peter Armenian Church Youth Minis||4/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPalm Sunday 2015||Christ has extended his hand to you, now during this Holy Week, extending a hand to Christ – to the hungry, thirsty, naked and homeless Christ around us. Fr. Vazken confesses his disappointment with the “Demand” rhetoric and the need for validatio||4/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNot Even A Hair On St. Sarkis’ Head||Living against the tide. St. Sarkis, as a saint for today, on Superbowl Sunday, making it relevant. Examples of faith. The promise of our Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 21), “But not a hair of your head will perish.” Delivered by Fr. Vazken Movsesian and||2/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIdentity through Christ||The White "bloodless" Massacre takes away identity. Beyond the rhetoric of language and marriage, this is a call to find the Christian values we have left behind. Thoughts at the Centennial year. Gospel: John 3. Delivered by Fr. Vazken Movsesian and Rec||1/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChanging the Insane Wine||Changing the way we think - not as easy as water to wine, but necessary to avoid the insanity that waits. Thoughts at the Centennial year. Gospel: John 2. Delivered by Fr. Vazken Movsesian and Recorded LIVE on January 18, 2015 at the St. Peter Armenian||1/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Winter Solstice Sermon||A wrap up of the Advent Season and preparations for Christmas, with explanations and inspirations for Christmas. Sermon delivered by Fr. Vazken Movsesian on 21 December 2014- Recorded LIVE at the St. Peter Armenian Church and Youth Ministries Center. An||1/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIdentity at the “Ascension Year”||New Year – 2015 – Sermon delivered by Fr. Vazken Movsesian on 4 January 2015- Recorded LIVE at the St. Peter Armenian Church and Youth Ministries Center. The Centennial Year has arrived as has the “Ascension Moment”. Produced by Suzie Shatarevya||1/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWrap Up an iPhone for Christmas||In this sermon on the "Great Banquet" described in Luke 14 - Fr. Vazken helps with preparing your Christmas gift and invite list. On self-justification and self-righteousness. The story of the homeless woman who helped out in the Armenian Earthquake. De||12/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComparison Shopping for Blessings||Reflections on the Rich Fool (Luke 12) - on the problems of greed and comparison shopping in life. Prelude to Thanksgiving - We have succeeded in taking too many things from America, how about taking the plan of Thanksgiving? Delivered by Fr. Vazken Mov||11/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChrist the Catalyst to Enact the Kingdom||A young girl awakens from sleep (Luke 8) and we receive a message of growth. Our children and St. Joseph as the saint of adoption. Christ as the Catalyst to our Fiery Life. Delivered by Fr. Vazken Movsesian and Recorded LIVE on November 9, 2014 at the S||11/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCatholicos Vazken I & All Saints||Connections between Catholicos Vazken and the Feast of All Saints. Personal reflections including the Shrine Auditorium Incident. Delivered by Fr. Vazken Movsesian and Recorded LIVE on November 2, 2014 at the St. Peter Armenian Church in Glendale. Sermo||11/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Tell your mother that you walked all night on Velvet Green"||Recharged with the Mission of Christ: In a call to understand "Mission" in terms beyond the material welfare, Fr. Vazken challenges the congregation to mature in faith and spirituality in this stirring and energy-filled sermon. Delivered and recorded LI||10/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIndependence is the Freedom to Dream||On the theme of freedom and independence, Fr. Vazken delivers a sermon beyond the normal politics of the day and calls on the powers of imagination and dreaming as a process facilitated by freedom. Sermon delivered and recorded LIVE on September 21, 201||9/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanElevating Cancer as the Cross for Today||September 14, 2014 - In this sermon, Fr. Vazken candidly talks about cancer as a "cross that needs to be elevated" from the hiding. This is an expression of the crosses and the disease that menaces our lives on a personal level and globally. He brings r||9/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnxiety to Enthusiasm||Labor Day 2014, Fr. Vazken preaches this sermon about our work and labors, anxiety and stress - finding a path to enthusiasm and purpose. Spoken and recorded LIVE on August 31, 2014 at the St. Peter Armenian Church Youth Center, Glendale, CA. Armenian a||9/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAssumption 2014||Sermon on Productivity. Before St. Mary said YES to God, she had her excuses, much as we do - preventing us from realizing our dreams. Fr. Vazken uses the story of Mary & Martha to point to importance of the "robust" choice. Sermon delivered and recor||8/18/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVartavar & the Mistake of Peter||On the Transfiguration of Christ and the need for focused Christ-Centeredness to achieve our potential. Sermon by Fr. Vazken Movsesian Delivered and Recorded LIVE on July 27, 2014 at the St. Peter Armenian Church in Glendale. Language - Armenian at begi||7/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI Found the Pearl||Post-Pilgrimage reflections and sermon regarding Hope, Peace and Direction. Delivered by Fr. Vazken Movsesian at the St. Peter Armenian Church Youth Ministry Center, Glendale, California on July 20, 2014. Armenian at start English at minute 19:10 Read t||7/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBaccalaureate 2014 - Ascension at the Model for Life - 06.01.14||Baccalaureate 2014 - the Graduates receive a special message and blessing by Fr. Vazken. In his sermon, Fr. Vazken emphasizes the concept of "Ascension" as a necessary next step to Resurrection. Delivered on the Sunday after Ascension Sermon deliver||6/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCriticism & the Cross||Those who can, do, those who can't, criticize. A riveting sermon by Fr. Vazken about moving from excuses to living. When your cross becomes an excuse to live, it's time for a reassessment of life. A new understanding of the Cross. Sermon delivered and r||5/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTwo to Tango||Mothers' Day Sermon delivered by Fr. Vazken Movsesian on May 11, 2014. A look at Jesus and his relationship with his mother and his mother with him. Topics: motherhood, life and the need to work together. Jesus & Mary - Mary & Jesus. Recorded LIVE||5/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFirst Responders to the Resurrection||Easter Eve Sermon - on the unique event of Easter. Powerful message about the power of resurrection and the absurdity of the trappings of the Church. In Armenian and in English at minute 8:10. A message about the primary teaching of the Church - Christ||4/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Fr. Vazken's Sermons
I really enjoy listening to them. It gives me a whole new outlook on different issues and also educates me.
Shad shnorhakal em dzer okud gordzin hamar! Aprek!
Wow; what an inspiration!
Der Vazken's sermons are among the best, if not the best, sermons I have heard anywhere. A Christian of any denomination stands to be challenged and grow in their faith by listening and living these sermons.