Nareg (or Naregatsi), Gregory

Nareg (or Naregatsi), Gregory an Armenian ascetic writer, was born in 951. He was placed while young in the convent of Nareg, of which one of his relatives was the abbot, and remained there until his death, which occurred February 27, 1003. Gregory is now well known by the name of the place where he flourished and distinguished himself. He enjoyed the reputation of a saint among his countrymen. He left a Collection of pieces on mystical theology, which is often too obscure through sublimity of style (the best editions are those of Constantinople, 1774,12mo, and Venice, 1789, 12mo): — Homilies: — Hymns: and a Conmmentary on the Canticles. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Gezngrale, s.v.

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