The Trial Of Grigor Narekatsi
Grigor Narekatsi (Gregory of Narek) had enemies and gossipers. He was accused of heresy and was excommunicated. Little is left about the course of the trial or interrogation which took place. The only thing known is that Natekatsi was justified and afterwards the respect towards him enhanced. “And the evil tongues were silenced and he came to be called the second Gregory the Illuminator.”
?Hamlet Nahatakyan has made an attempt to restore that trial by bringing together his longtime research on Narekatsi and by making use of Narekatsi’s works and the literature about him.
Gregory of Narek (Grigor Narekatsi; 951 – 1003) was an Armenian monk, poet, mystical philosopher, theologian and saint of the Armenian Apostolic Church, born into a family of writers. He was "Armenia's first great poet". He is the author of mystical interpretation on the Song of Songs and numerous poetic writings. His Book of Prayers, also known as "Book of Lamentations", a long mystical poem in 95 sections written around 977 has been translated to many languages. The book, the work of his mature years remains one of the definitive pieces of Armenian literature.
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