St Gregory of Narek – Feast Day – February 27

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St Gregory of Narek Profile. Born: 950 AD in Armenia, Europe. Worked in Armenia. Died: 1005 AD in Armenia. Feast Day is celebrated on February 27

St Gregory of Narek Biography
St Gregory of Narek - Feast Day - February 27
St Gregory of Narek – Feast Day – February 27
Date of Birth 950 AD
Country of Birth Turkey in Europe
Place of Work Turkey
Date of Death 1005 AD
Place of Death Armenia, Turkey
Feast Day February 27
Canonization Pre-Congregation
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Saint Gregory of Narek Biography

Saint Gregory of Narek was the son of Bishop Khosrov Andzevatsi who was descended from a line of scholars and churchmen and was educated by his father and Anania Vartabed, abbess of Narek monastery.

He and both his brothers became monks while young. Gregory excelled in music, astronomy, geometry, mathematics, literature, and theology. He was ordained a priest in 977 in his mid-20’s.

He lived most of his life in the Narek monastery where for his entire adult life he taught theology in the monastic school.

His writings began with a commentary on the Song of Songs, which was commissioned by an Armenian prince but continued through his life with letters, poems, hymns, music, and essays.

Many of his prayers are included in the Divine Liturgy celebrated each Sunday in Armenian Churches around the world.

His masterpiece is considered to be his Book of Lamentations which has a theme of man’s separation from God and his quest to reunite with Him.

It has been translated into at least 30 languages. He is one of the greatest figures of medieval Armenian religious thought and literature and has been declared a Doctor of the Universal Church.

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