The Forgiveness Formula

On Sunday, April 24, 2005 a group of men and women, traveled to the desert to walk in the steps as their ancestors did donning t-shirts with the mathematical notation “7×77″ lined up with their arms extended and their palms touching – to represent a human ribbon of 7’s. On this 90th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, these decedents of survivors of the darkest day in modern history, walked in the shoes of a generation who knew only suffering. They made a human chain of love and solidarity. A collaboration project with artist Gregory Beylerian and The In His Shoes Foundation. They walked in the shoes of Christ knowing that love is a greater power than evil.” – Father Vazken Movsesian

 “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?”

Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy-seven times seven.”  – Matthew 18:21-22

The power of forgiveness is newly being discovered especially after the release of Nelson Mandela from South African prison. Bishop Desmond Tutu has written extensively about forgiveness.

Lecture at Vasquez Rocks

Father Vazken gives a sermon on forgiveness

Video of 7×77 on April 24th

A behind the scenes look at the 7×77 project.

Photograph of all Participants united in forgiveness