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Fasting in the Armenian Church

Let There Be Fasting

Having progressed more than a week into Lent, many church members are probably starting to feel discomfort—maybe even regret—about their decision to “give up” some favorite food item for 40 days.

Let There Be Idioms

Let There Be Idioms

So many Armenian expressions have their roots in the Bible, liturgy and faith. Learn some of these common sayings in our latest podcast.

Let There be Snow

Let There Be Snow

Consider the humble snowflake: complex, delicate, utterly unique. What might it tell us about Creation—and about the God who created all things?

Mental illness

Is Mental Illness a Sin?

Often Christians assume that depression or anxiety are caused by lack of faith in God’s providence or ungratefulness for God’s blessings. More tragically, some assume that these disorders are punishment for sinfulness. Fr. Mesrop Ash reflects on his personal journey and ways one can seek […]