Living Voices explores the stories and influence of great figures in Armenian Church history. The first to be profiled is St. Gregory of Narek.

As the composer of the most mystical prayers in the Divine Liturgy, St. Gregory of Narek ranks among the greatest thinkers and artists of the Armenian Christian tradition. Born around A.D. 950 in Andzevatsik, he lived at the monastery at Narek his whole priestly life, and taught at its monastic school. It was there that he wrote his masterpiece of spiritual poetry, known as the “Book of Lamentations” or “Narek.” He died at the monastery around 1005.

The 10-minute video is narrated by Dr. Roberta Ervine of St. Nersess Seminary, and features dramatic recreations of Gregory and his world.

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