Sermon of Mount: “True Teaching of Law” (Matth. 5:17-20): part 1


Why does Christ say that he has come to fulfill the law or the prophets; what does he command for entering the kingdom of heaven? 
Rev. Father Ruben Zargarian provides explanations. 
 

 

Sermon of Mount: “Example of two houses” (Matth. 7:24-27, Luke 6:47-49)


Who is the wise man and who is the fool? What does Christ command them, and why does he bring the example of two houses built on the rock and on the sand? 
Rev. Father Ruben Zargarian provides explanations. 
 

From the Wrath of Revolt to Creative Inspiration


The national movement, among other achievements, brought about a great creative force. How can the potential energy of the revolt be transformed into creative force and inspiration, how will this movement contribute to the modern Armenian art, to our cultural reality as a whole? 
Hayk Hambardzumyan discussed these issues with sculptor Mamikon Yengibaryan.
 

Quality and Accreditation of Higher Education


Despite the fact, that education experts, non-governmental organizations engaged in educational issues, lecturers and students have been talking for years about the poor quality of education, incompliance with the labor market requirements and related issues, yet Armenian educational institutions, particularly universities, successfully receive accreditation and continue working without introducing real changes.
What is the problem, how is the assessment and accreditation of educational institutions organized in Armenia at all? 
Hayk Hambardzumyan talked about these issues with Ruben Topchyan, Director of the National Center for Professional Education Quality Assurance Foundation.
 

 

Prospects of Reforms in Higher Education


How is it possible to implement reforms in universities considering current opportunities in Armenia, who can initiate and implement those? What is the role of the state in this case? How does higher education change in the world in general, and it is possible to keep abreast with these developments? 
Hayk Hambardzumyan talked about these issues with Ruben Topchyan, Director of the National Center for Professional Education Quality Assurance Foundation.
 

 

History of the First Republic: from Distortion of Facts to Academic Research


The research of the history of the First Armenian Republic has gone through several stages of development. Depending on the political agenda, the availability of archival materials, and the political and scientific orientation of the researchers, it has been presented differently at different times, which has affected the formation of public perceptions on the Republic of Armenia. 
What and how do we know about this important period of the Armenian history, to what extent and how has the history of post-independence period impact the history of the First Republic? 
Hayk Hambardzumyan discussed these issues with historian Hamo Sukiasyan.
 

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).