There are a few weeks, the Vatican announced that St Gregory of Nareg was proclaimed “Doctor of the Church.” His liturgical service has announced the date for the following statement: “A few days before the commemoration of the centenary of the Armenian Genocide of 1915, April 12, 2015, Second Sunday of Easter, at 9 am in the Vatican Basilica, the Holy Father Francis will celebrate Mass for the Armenian Rite faithful, during which will be proclaimed “Doctor of the Church” St. Gregory of Nareg. “
His Beatitude Patriarch Nerses Bedros XIX, Primate of the Armenian Catholic Church, will concelebrate the Mass alongside the Pope.
Both Catholicos of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Karekin II SS, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians and Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, will be present, as well as the President of Armenia.
Monk of the 10th century, St. Gregory of Nareg lived in the monastery of Nareg on the south shore of Lake Van. This holy monk was a teacher and has composed many odes celebrating the Mother of God, hymns (charagan) and panegyrics. Towards the end of his life, this great mystic wrote a poem called the “Wailing Book”, a masterpiece of medieval Armenian poetry. It is recognized by all Armenians as a great mystic. The text of his book is as Nareg has indeed entitled, real “conversations with God came from the depths of the heart.”
By this PhD Gregory of Nareg is offered to the faithful of the Universal Church.
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