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 Good Samaritan


This parable has a number of different interpretations in the Armenian bibliography, yet they all derive from the explanation of St. Augustine.
Who was the Samaritan, why was he called “good”, and what does Christ attempt to show us through this parable? Father Markos Mangasaryan provides explanations.

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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 Sower


Many consider the parable of sower to be one of the best parables of the Gospel. This is the first parable, which Christ tells and interprets at the same time. Whaat does the Lord teach through this parable about the word of God and the hearts of men? Father Markos Mangasaryan provides interpretation.

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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.

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The Parable of Unforgiving Servant


In the parable, a king decides to take account of his servants. However, one of the servants begs him to forgive and the king takes compassion, forgives his debts and releases him. When the servant leaves the place, he finds one of his fellowservants owing him and doesn’t act likewise. The king finds out about it and punishes him. What was the reason for the servant to be considered as unfaithful – explains Father Markos Mangasaryan.

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The Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Leaven


In the parables of the mustard seed and the leaven, Christ compared the Kingdom of Heaven to a mustard seed or leaven. The mustard seed, which is the smallest of all fruits, grew to be huge, and the leaven being a very small piece of dough, made the entire heap of flour to leaven. What does the Lord teach us through these parables? Father 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 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 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 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.