Gregory Narekatsi

Gregory Narekatsi Poems

The Christ-Child

THE lips of the Christ-child are like to twin leaves;
They let roses fall when he smiles tenderly.

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Grigor Narekatsi (951–1003) is a canonized saint. He was an Armenian monk, poet, mystical philosopher and theologian, born into a family of writers. His father, Khosrov, was an archbishop. He lost his mother very early, so he was educated by his cousin, Anania of Narek, who was the founder of the monastery and school of the village. Almost all of ...

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