Network Movement


The national movement evolving in Armenia has not yet been settled, however it is obvious that it is new and exclusive in terms of its scope, the means used, the marking system and its impact. What is “network movement”, how did it emerge and what distinguishing marks does it have from similar previous movements? 
Hayk Hambardzumyan discussed these issues with ethnographer Mkhitar Gabrielyan. 
 

Numismatics


Numismatics is the art of making money and medals, which owes its origin and development to the creation of coins. The medals with embossed portrait of Tigran the Great is well-known to us. The very first Armenian medals were created in the 17th century in key Armenian communities – Holland, Venice. At present, the art of meal making, though with little coverage, is still developing in Armenia. 
Hayk Hambardzumyan spoke with sculptor Gurgen Hakobyan on the peculiarities of the Armenian numismatics, and on the overall problems of modern sculpture.
 

30th Anniversary of Karabakh Movement


Theatre Square, rallies of thousands, fists in the air, a wonderous national spirit, and the trumpet ringing loud above all these with the call "Armenians, Join". This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Karabakh Movement. A movement which laid the grounds for the newest stage of our nation's history. That movement, which course, goals and outcomes seem to be known, yet many issues still need to be studied and clarified. 
Hayk Hambardzumyan spoke about the nature and significance of Karabakh movement with ethnographer Harutyun Marutyan. 

Participation of Angels in the Divine Liturgy


Who are the angels, what are their names, what they look like, how do we recognize these heavenly creatures and why we seek their intercession?
During the Divine Liturgy, the celebrant priest and the 2 servants of the holy altar address angels two different times. How are heavenly creatures remembered in our liturgy? Rev. Fr. Nerses Harutyunyan provides explanations.

 

Sermon of Mount: “Do not Lead Us into Temptation” (Matth. 6:13)


“And do not lead us into temptation”. Rev. Father Ruben Zargarian provides explanations on the Lord’s Prayer. 

Healing of the Woman with Chronic Bleeding and Resurrection of Jairus' Daughter - part 2


Rev. Father Ruben Zargarian continues explaining the episodes of the healing of woman with bleeding and the resurrection of Jairus’s daughter (Mark 5.21-43, Matthew 9.18-26, Luke 8.40-56). 

The Sacrament of the Holy Resurrection in Our Lives


“Christ has risen; He is risen, indeed”. This is the greeting heard across all Armenian Apostolic Churches today. The Candlelight Divine Liturgy of the Holy Resurrection signals the end of the Holy Week symbolizing the last days and works of Jesus Christ on the earth. This week is of a special importance for all believers and especially those fasting. Hayk Hambardzumyan talks about the the Holy Week and the sacrament of the Feaast of Holy Resurrection with Father Nshan Alaverdyan.
Hayk Hambardzumyan spoke with film director Khane Poghosyan.
 

House-Museum of Perch Proshyan


In May 1948, the house of famous writer Perch Proshyan’s father in Ashtarak city became a museum. Every visitor reveals the writer, translator, photographer Prochyan in its own unique manner. His study room, guest room and many other personal belongings and archival items have been preserved.
 

 

Hovsep I Hoghotsmetsi – part 2


Did the Armenian clergy in Tizbon (Ctesiphon), and namely Catholicos Hovsep Hoghomtsetsi, know that the apostasy of Armenian ministers was fake? Artak Gnuni continues presenting the history of the reign of 5th century Catholicos Hovsep Hoghomtsetsi. 

Hovsep I Hoghotsmetsi – part 1


5th century: the Teacher was getting older and he was in need of a young and literate assistant. The choice of St. Mesrop was Hovsep. He remained in the history as Catholicos Hovset I Hoghomtsetsi. 

The Prospects and Barriers of Film Production


Filmmakers are loud about the lack of a unique Armenian cinema and the need to create it. In what ways should the promotion of Armenian cinema be driven, how can Armenian film industry become more interesting for investors, why isn’t a film development program in place? 
Hayk Hambardzumyan spoke about these issues with producer Melik Karapetyan.
 

Sermon of Mount: God and Earthly Concerns (Matth. 6:25-34, Luke 12:22-31)


Why does Christ exhort us not to bother for our food, drink, clothes, and our next day, and bring the example of the birds and wild lily? 
Rev. Father Ruben Zargarian provides explanations on the passage.