Archive: Orthodox Idyll
I've found God in my head, heart and home -- my mini-church.
By Ani Nalbandian | March 9, 2009; 12:40 PM ET | Comments (0)
While I was learning about the nature of the medieval Ottoman Empire, I realized I was understanding myself.
By Ani Nalbandian | February 25, 2009; 12:34 AM ET | Comments (0)
Wisdom is so much more than knowing what to do. It is being able to recognize what must be done and being open to being told what must be done as well. The wise person realizes that each and everyone of us is imperfect.
By Ani Nalbandian | January 26, 2009; 11:34 AM ET | Comments (3)
I'd rather live my life to the tune of an overplayed Christmas carol with an idyllic message, than to that of a funeral march. So, one more time, I echo, "Peace on earth, can it be?" I'll leave you to respond.
By Ani Nalbandian | December 30, 2008; 03:20 PM ET | Comments (0)
In the midst of high academia and numerous distractions, generation Y is forgetting one thing: simple decency.
By Ani Nalbandian | September 29, 2008; 12:05 AM ET | Comments (0)
The power of the individual is frightening and inspiring.
By Ani Nalbandian | September 21, 2008; 04:07 PM ET | Comments (3)
Before this morning, I was almost convinced that life is better without expectations because you are less prone to getting hurt and vulnerable to disappointment.
By Ani Nalbandian | August 30, 2008; 07:59 PM ET | Comments (3)
Imagine how changed and charged this world would be if every person in medicine sought to manipulate the power and prestige awarded them through their medical title, to mitigate the world’s suffering as Dr. Cahill has.
By Ani Nalbandian | June 19, 2008; 07:13 PM ET | Comments (1)
It’s not only the duty of the Armenians but also of all people in society to accept this notion of ceaseless contribution.
By Ani Nalbandian | May 30, 2008; 09:47 PM ET | Comments (1)
Though I’m at the ripe age of 20, I still can’t help but feel uncomfortable at how mercilessly fast these years are gliding into the future to become the present, and all too swiftly becoming the past
By Ani Nalbandian | May 14, 2008; 12:32 PM ET | Comments (1)
I’m tired of not knowing what will happen to the Armenian race in the future. Our numbers are so small -- approximately 10 million worldwide.
By Ani Nalbandian | April 29, 2008; 06:31 PM ET | Comments (10)
I give thanks that I go to a Jesuit school. That simple run-in with the painting of the crucifix today reminded me of the duties of my Christian faith, and how I’ve not been tending to them as fully or as carefully as I should.
By Ani Nalbandian | April 20, 2008; 07:29 PM ET | Comments (2)
My roots in this country only extend back to my parents who emigrated to the U.S. So I’ve never really had the experience of visiting the grave of a family member in this sense.
By Ani Nalbandian | March 30, 2008; 04:16 PM ET | Comments (6)
My heart is full; it is Holy Week, and alas I have felt the heaviness of this sacred time for us Christians. Perhaps, of all the nights of the year, tonight is when I am most certain of God and of eternal life.
By Ani Nalbandian | March 21, 2008; 12:12 AM ET | Comments (2)
So, while this Spring Break was not at all what I had anticipated – it was certainly sadder and more inactive than I imagined it would be - it was quite an adventuresome week.
By Ani Nalbandian | March 7, 2008; 10:10 PM ET | Comments (5)
These emails are a testimonial to the inevitable and dramatic changes we’ll all have to cope with in life.
By Ani Nalbandian | February 25, 2008; 08:30 PM ET | Comments (3)