Gluttony


Gluttony is the infinite inclination to food, when one no longer understands and feels that he/she is full. There are a number of contributing factors to this – from national mentality to psychological issues.
Father Arrnak Harutyunyan and Inga Harutyunyan provide explanations. 
 

 

Laziness


Every single man is endowed by God with the ability to act and create. Falling into the sin of laziness has nothing to do with the economic, social state. The will to create is internal mood.
Father Arrnak Harutyunyan and Inga Harutyunyan provide explanations. 
 

 

Acts: Apostle James


Apostle James and his brother John were the sons of Zebedee. In the bibliography, Apostle James was also called James the Elder or Elder Apostle to differ from James, the son of Alpheus and the brother of Jesus – James. He was mainly preaching in Rome, Spain and Jerusalem. 

Acts: Apostle Thomas


Despite that there are scarce references on Thomas, a few episodes from the Gospel reveal a rather inquisitive, upright personality, though with a reputation of somewhat doubting person. 
 

Russian Armenian Diocese is 300 Years Old


Post-Golden Apricot


Golden Apricot Film Festival is often accompanied with fervent discussions on films.  Even after the closing of the festival are characterised by inertial fluctuations after which everyone leaves the “cross-roads of cultures and civilizations” back to their normal life. The panorama of this year’s Golden Apricot is discussed by Davit Matevosyan, the Director of “Hrant Matevosyan” Foundation and journalist Nune Hakhverdyan.

Violence


One of the measures to prevent violence is the reform of social-cultural norms, transfer of necessary communication skills through education, and from theological viewpoint - full perception and acceptance of the identity created in the image of God. How can we build a society which will decline violence? The pavilion of “Option” hosts Director of Social Concepts Office in the Mother See Bishop Bagrat Galstanyan and psychologist of the NGO “Dialogue” Armine Vahanyan.

Vacant Higher Education Institutions


The results of 2017-18 academic year saw 11 375 vacancies out of 18 000 places. The specialists of the sphere declare that there is nothing extraordinary. The forecast of the next year is even worse: there will be less applicants, and the share of GDP to be allocated to the sphere of education will be reduced by the 2018-2020 midterm expenditures program of the Government. What do the experts have to offer? 

“Protected by the State”


Euthanasia: Between the Philosophy of Life and Death


Legal evaluation of euthanasia is closely linked to the specifics of medical, moral ethical, philosophical and religious views.  In certain countries it is criminal offense, while it is legally allowed in other countries.  Euthanasia is legally prohibited in Armenia. What ethical issues does it cause globally, and does the Christian standing help overcome these issues? The topic is discussed by the Head of the Armenian Unit of UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Very Rev. Father Zakara Baghumian from the Mother See. 

Identity Disruptions as a Result of Genocide


Many Armenians who survived the Genocide declined their identity in order to get rid of inferiority and integrate in new environment with more ease. According to specialists, identity disruptions such as these are considered to be one of the consequences of genocide. What behavioral consequences did identity disruptions lead to, and what can become the basis for revaluation and enhancement of Armenian identity? The topic is discussed by philosopher Silva Petrosyan and ethnographist Harutyun Marutyan

The Clergy and Opressed Protest