Narek- A Path of Salvation

Narek- A Path of Salvation : The Teaching of the Armenian Church

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Narek; a path of salvation, and a path of perfection-is a theological analysis of a prayer book by St. Gregory Narekatsi. Saint Gregory Narekatsi was a bishop and monk, born in Vaspuracan, ancient Armenia, X A.D . He is a doctor of the Armenian Church, persecuted and exiled, living hidden in the mountains for his entire life, for presenting the teaching of the Chalcedon Council, 451 A.D, which was rejected by the political extraneous sacerdotal authority. "It is not easy to analyze the spirit of Narek, a prayer book of St. Gregory Narekatsi, "The Book of Lamentation" (X A.D). Many see it as a rich reservoir of vocabulary, brilliant poetic verses, exclusive style of most sublime feelings. And many even have no clue what is really Narek about, not only- they present it as inane repetitive monologues. Only those who are capable of sincere prayers, who have cleaned own heart and make a honest effort to follow the holy monk's penitential path, only those can penetrate the mystery of Narek, a Prayer Book of a great value, for all time. It is a time when we all should construct our own version of truths on the absolute truth in honesty and fervor. It is such a joy, that Anna Anahit Paitian could discern this great literary ecclesiastical medieval jewel, presenting its clear-sighted iconic image to us, which can lead us to perfection. This analysis is a hard scholastic research, which can direct our vision and steps toward the true objectives. St. Gregory Narekatsi had written his manuscript as a prayer book, and it belongs to the mankind, to all nationalities; it is a book which can direct anyone to God, people from any class, everywhere, anytime. From the Depths Of The Heart A Word to God- this is how St. Gregory starts every prayer segment. Anna Anahit Paitian brings up the essence of this salutary book, which accomplishes our salvation by integrating our inner emotional world with doctrinal infallible formulas. My only wish is that this exceptional work of Narek analysis could reach all, appropriated by all, for it contains the theology of created soul taught be the Creator Himself." Father Saac Keshishian, Monastic priest, Theologian
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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 5.08mm | 185.97g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508457581
  • 9781508457589