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Speaking with God from the Depths of the Heart: The Armenian Prayer Book of St. Gregory of Narek (English and Armenian Edition)

Grigor Narekatsi

ISBN 10: 9993085316 / ISBN 13: 9789993085317
Published by Vem Press, 2001
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: Speaking with God from the Depths of the ...

Publisher: Vem Press

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

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Written shortly before the first millenium of Christianity, the prayers of St. Gregory of Narek, also known as the Book of Lamentations, have long been recognized as gems of Christian literature. St. Gregory called his book an "encyclopedia of prayer for all nations." It was his hope that it would serve as a guide to prayer for people of all stations around the world.

In 95 grace-filled prayers St. Gregory draws on the exquisite potential of the Classical Armenian language to translate the pure sighs of the broken and contrite heart into an offering of words pleasing to God. The result is an edifice of faith for the ages, unique in Christian literature for its rich imagery, its subtle theology, its Biblical erudition, and the sincere immediacy of its communication with God.

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The translator, Thomas J. Samuelian, holds his Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. He has taught Modern and Classical Armenian at the University Pennsylvania, Columbia University and St. Nersess Seminary.

He is the author of numerous books, articles and translations, including A Course in Modern Western Armenian, a retelling of Yeznik Koghbatsi's Refutation of the Sects, a verse translation of Toumanian's David of Sassoon, and Armenian Origins: An Overview of Modern and Ancient Theories and Sources.

In 1998 he moved to Armenia, where he heads a public interest law firm, continues scholarly pursuits,and remains active in Armenian community and church life. He can be reached at tsamuelian@arlex.am.

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