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Spiritual Discussions

An investigation into central fundamental issues such as the meaning of life, our calling, the search for truth, the choice of the spiritual way. Additionally, we investigate other themes such as dogmatic purity and the recognition of one’s own tradition. All these and more are discussed by the participants of Spiritual Discussions.
What are the Church’s responses to these challenging questions? What is the relationship between the spiritual and material aspects of life? Is it possible to reach perfection in this life? How does one carry out the commandments of Christianity? What should be our attitude towards various sects? How should we protect our children and ourselves from “spiritual deformations”? Thorough responses and discussions to these questions and other important issues will be heard in Spiritual Discussions.

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22 March Judgment

Why is one of Lent Sundays called Sunday of the Judge? Who has the right to judge, the human being or God? How can mercy and judgment come forth from the same Person? How to live so as not to fear God's judgment?

  • Fr. Nshan Alaverdyan
15 March The Economy Entrusted to Us

Why is one of the Sundays of Lent called Sunday of the Steward? Who is this steward and what is his economy? How to deal with the spiritual and bodily economy inherited by us from God and how to return it to its Owner losslessly and even with surplus? What are the internal and external enemies of our economy?

  • Fr. Nshan Alaverdyan
08 March Who is the Dissolute Person and What is Dissoluteness

Speaking about the dissolute life of human beings, the Bible views it in a wide scope. Why do we consider only illegal sexual relationships as dissoluteness nowadays? What is responsible for the dissolute behavior of humans, the body or the soul? What can lead humans to dissoluteness, and what can keep them away from it? Why are holiness and decency laughed at by a dissolute person?

  • Fr. Nshan Alaverdyan
01 March Expulsion

What is expulsion? What feelings could the first expelled and exiled man, our forefather Adam, experience before the gates of the Paradise? What were the reasons and consequences of his exile? What do we feel when we are expelled from an intimate environment or heart? Why do the hearts that once loved each other become alienated, and how to restore love and intimacy?

  • Fr. Nshan Alaverdyan
27 February Lent: Why and How

What is the spiritual meaning of Lent for human spirit and body? What motives can lead us to observe it, and which of them are acceptable to God? Why do some of us fall into pride during Lent, and how to avoid it?

  • Fr. Dajad Davidian
22 February The Problem of Loneliness of Modern People

Why doesn't loneliness recognize age, wealth, poverty, and social status? Why is the problem of  people's loneliness so acute in the modern world? Did Jesus feel the same loneliness and abandonment on the cross as modern people do in their everyday life?

  • Fr. Nshan Alaverdyan
20 February Free Will

What is free will and what is its function? Does a human being really have a free will? Humans like to do or choose what they love, while our will has disposition toward sin. Then how to demonstrate a free will pleasing to God, that is, a will that opposes sin? In the Lord's prayer we say: "Let your will be done on earth as it is in heaven"; where is our own free will in this?

  • Fr. Dajad Davidian
15 February The Types and Reasons of Unbelief

How can a human being created in God’s image and likeness not believe in the existence of God? What promotes the emergence and spread of unbelief? What types of unbelief exist in our life?

  • Fr. Arnak Harutyunyan
13 February Wisdom in the Old Testament

Why is the importance of wisdom so stressed in the Old Testament and why is the fear of God considered to be the beginning of wisdom? Wisdom is described as something that has existed since the creation of the Universe; how to understand this? And how to attain wisdom?

  • Fr. Dajad Davidian
08 February The Meaning of Life

Only one life is given to each of us. What is the meaning of that life? Can the meaning of different people's lives also be different and acceptable according to Christianity? What is the meaning of a Christian's life? Doesn't the whole life of a human being depend on the exposition of the meaning of life?

  • Fr. Nshan Alaverdyan
06 February The Cross of Each of Us

The Lord says: "My yoke is easy and my burden is light." But many of us complain about our cross to be different, very heavy and unbearable. How to understand this? We often ask: "What is my cross that I may take it on my shoulders?" but isn't our cross the state of our life in which we already live? What is the cross of each of us?

  • Fr. Arnak Harutyunyan
01 February Human Conscience

What category is conscience? Is it the natural carrier of God-established laws and order and is that the reason for many to not have reconciliation with their conscience when they are in sin? Why do the Church Fathers consider human conscience an enemy with whom it is necessary to be cautious when walking on the way so that it may not hand you over to the judge?

  • Fr. Nshan Alaverdyan
25 January The Benefit of Forgiveness

Why must Christians forgive? What does that forgiveness give to Christians and those whom they forgive? Should we forgive only those who ask for forgiveness and who have repented, or should we forgive always, no matter what? What are the power and benefit of forgiveness?

  • Fr. Nshan Alaverdyan

 

18 January The Year of the Lord’s Favor

What is the "year of the Lord's favor" (Is 61:2)? Can we, thanks to the birth of Christ, live all the years of our life as years of the Lord's favor? How to live the year so that it may be favorable in God's eyes? Why does the Christian world also relate the course of the year to Zodiac signs instead of God?

  • Fr. Nshan Alaverdyan
11 January The Love of Christ

What made the love of Christ characteristic of Him only? What demonstration of love was that and what consequences and obligations did it create for generations? Is it possible to repeat the love of Christ? Isn't each Christian a potential carrier of that love with obligations toward it? Why did the apostle say that we should owe nothing to each other except for love?

  • Fr. Nshan Alaverdyan
04 January About the Praise of St. Ephrem the Syrian on the Holy Nativity

"Today, in this barren month, we were sent the Fruit of Life from Heaven.
In this month, when there is no grape in gardens, the Virgin Vine granted us the Cluster of her womb.
In this month, when the leaves of the trees fall down, the leaves of Adam turned into a luminous garment."
So writes St. Ephrem the Syrian in his praise on the Holy Nativity. How to understand the meaning of each of these lines? This is discussed in our today's broadcast.

  • Fr. Ghazar Petrosyan
28 December The Enemies of Christians

Who and what can be Christians' enemies? Are the Christ's enemies and those of Christians the same? How to love the enemies, pray for them, and bless them? Won't Christians' correct attitude toward those surrounding them transform each seeming enemy into a friend?

  • Fr. Nshan Alaverdyan

 

21 December Dreams in the Bible (Part II)

How to understand that, on the one hand, the Bible warns: "Who believes in dreams is like someone who tries to catch a shadow and chase after a wind" (cf. Sirach 34:1-3), while on the other hand that same book gives us many examples of dreams through which the Lord delivers an important message or prophecy to His people or individuals? What conclusion based on these examples can be drawn about when dreams can be from God?

  • Fr. Nshan Alaverdyan

 

19 December What Happens When Sin Gets into the Heart

What happens to humans when they sin and linger in this state? How did the dwellers of the Paradise, Adam and Eve, fall into sin, and then what happened to their souls? Why is sin sweet to the sinner's taste like the forbidden fruit? To what state can unrepented sins bring the person? Why does sin open the door for new sins?

  • Deacon Armen Hareyan
14 December Dreams in the Bible (Part I)

How to understand that, on the one hand, the Bible warns: "Who believes in dreams is like someone who tries to catch a shadow and chase after a wind" (cf. Sirach 34:1-3), while on the other hand that same book gives us many examples of dreams through which the Lord delivers an important message or prophecy to His people or individuals? What conclusion based on these examples can be drawn about when dreams can be from God?

  • Fr. Nshan Alaverdyan

 

12 December Why Did Jesus Speak in Parables

Why did the Lord speak in parables with crowds, when with His disciples He spoke more openly? Speaking in parables was peculiar to the ancient world; it was an ancient civilizational method. What was the efficiency of that method? Is speaking in parables also usable today as an efficient pedagogical method and preaching trick?

  • Fr. Smbat Sargsyan

 

07 December Faith and Creed (Part VI)

The Bible attaches a great importance to the factor of faith. Wasn't that the reason that faith was changed into a dogmatic value and was formulated as a Creed at the Nicene Ecumenical Council? How does that Creed, which is recited by the faithful during each Divine Liturgy, define the Christian faith in God? Why is it important what we believe in and what we don't believe in? 

  • Fr. Nshan Alaverdyan
30 November Faith and Creed (Part V)

The Bible attaches a great importance to the factor of faith. Wasn't that the reason that faith was changed into a dogmatic value and was formulated as a Creed at the Nicene Ecumenical Council? How does that Creed, which is recited by the faithful during each Divine Liturgy, define the Christian faith in God? Why is it important what we believe in and what we don't believe in? 

  • Fr. Nshan Alaverdyan
23 November Faith and Creed (Part IV)

The Bible attaches a great importance to the factor of faith. Wasn't that the reason that faith was changed into a dogmatic value and was formulated as a Creed at the Nicene Ecumenical Council? How does that Creed, which is recited by the faithful during each Divine Liturgy, define the Christian faith in God? Why is it important what we believe in and what we don't believe in? 

  • Fr. Nshan Alaverdyan
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