Ինչո՞ւ Քրիստոս իր վարդապետությունն ամենապարզ ձևով` առակներով   փոխանցեց մարդկանց: Յուրաքանչյուր առակ հստակ պատգամ ունի: Հետևենք դրանց և փորձենք կիրառել մեր կյանքում: Ավետարանական առակները` Տ. Մարկոս քահանա Մանգասարյանի մեկնաբանությամբ:
Պարբերականությունը` ամեն երեքշաբթի, ժամը 21:30-ին

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The Parable of Two Houses


In the Gospels Christ gives a message – whoever hears my word and keeps it, is like the wise man who built his house on the rock, while whoever hears my word and doesn’t keep it, is like the man who built his house on the sand.
What’s the difference between these two house builders, what was Christ conveying through this parable? Father Markos Mangasaryan provided explanation.

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The Parable of the Talents


One man went on a journey. He called his servants before he left and distributed his property to his servants as he afforded. He gave 5 talents to he first servant, 2 talents – to the second one, and 1 – to the first one.
How did the servants use their wealth and how was it appreciated by their master? Father Markos Mangasaryan provided comments.

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The Parable of Labourers


One morning a householder went out to look for labourers for his garden. He agreed on a daily fee with them – one penny. However, after the labourers finish the work, many of them complain. In the Gospel parable, the garden symbolizes the Kingdom of God. Why are the labourers dissatisfied, what does the householder answer them? Markos Mangasaryan provides explanations.

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The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector


The Pharisee and the tax collector pray in the Church. One stands proudly in a secluded area and the other one doesn’t even lift up his eyes. What did the Pharisee and the tax collector ask from the Lord and what answer did they get?
Father Markos Mangasaryan provides explanations.

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The Parable of Lazarus


The Gospels tell about a rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day. And there was a certain poor man named Lazarus which was laid at his door and covered with sores waiting for bread crumbs.
They both die and the symbolic door stated above opens up two different ways for them posthumously…
Father Markos Mangasaryan provides explanations.

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The Parable of Unjust Steward


The Gospels tell about a steward of a rich man. The Steward was blamed for wasting the goods of his lord. The rich man called him and made him give an account of his stewardship and leave. Now, what did the steward do? What does the commandment that Christ gave at the end of this parable on making themselves friends of the mammon, mean?
Markos Mangasaryan provides explanations.

The Parable of Ten Virgins


Who are the ten virgins recalled in the Gospels, why do the Evangelists call five of them foolish, and the other five – wise. What do the lamps of virgins symbolize, five of which were extinguished...?
Father Markos Mangasaryan provides explanations.

 

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The Return of the Prodigal Son


One man had two sons. The younger one demands his inheritance from his father, and turning all his property to money, leaves his home…. That son is called prodigal. Often our fathers call the elder son prodigal too, as he protested against his father for forgiving and making a feast to celebrate the return of his younger brother… Markos Mangasaryan provides explanations.

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The Parable of Unjust Judge


A judge gets sick and tired with the requests of a widow decides to end the lawsuit of this woman. Her problem is solved. In this parable, Christ calls the judge unjust...
Father Markos Mangasaryan provides explanations.

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The Parables of Lost Sheep and Lost Money


“What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?” (Luke 15.4).
Why shall we leave the ninety and nine sheep and go look for the lost one? Or, if we have ten drams and lose one, why shall we take the lamp and sweep the whole house to find it?
Father Markos Mangasaryan provides explanations.

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The Parable of Fruitless Fig Tree


One man planted a fig tree in his garden. He called the vine-dresser and told him to cut it as it didn’t bear any fruit for three years. The vine-dresser set a condition…
Markos Mangasaryan provides explanations.

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The Parable of the Foolish Rich Man


This parable is found only in the Gospel of Luke. It is about wasting one’s wealth. Many think that it refers only to rich people. Not at all….
Markos Mangasaryan provides explanations.