St. Gregory of Narek (ca. 945–1003), Armenian mystic poet and theologian, was named Doctor of the Church by Pope Francis in April 2015. Not well known in the West, the saint holds a distinctive place in the Armenian Church by virtue of his Prayer Book and hymnic odes—among other works. His writings are equally prized as literary masterpieces.
This set includes The Festal Works of St. Gregory of Narek, the first translation in any language of the surviving corpus and From the Depths of the Heart, an English translation Narek’s magnum opus Prayer Book, both by renowned translator of early Armenian texts and theologian Abraham Terian; as well as The Doctor of Mercy, an accessible introduction to Gregory’s literary works, theology, and spirituality by professor Michael Papazian.