The two-volume collection of Fr. Mesrop Aramian's works presents a selection from his theological and philological studies, journalistic articles, translations, and critical editions of Classical Armenian texts that were published in different years. The second volume also includes the script of the documentary "From Ararat to Zion" published for the first time. Both the script and journalistic articles of Fr. Mesrop are presented in Armenian, English, and Russian. The reader will also find the complete text of the Divine Liturgy of the Armenian Apostolic Church in the second volume, together with an ample introduction and a parallel Eastern Armenian translation.
The two-volume collection of Fr. Mesrop Aramian's works present a selection from his theological and philological studies, journalistic articles, translations, and critical editions of Classical Armenian texts that were published in different years. The second volume also includes the screenplay of the documentary "From Ararat to Zion" published for the first time. Both the screenplay and journalistic articles of Fr. Mesrop are presented not only in Armenian but also in English and Russian translations. The reader will also find the complete text of the Divine Liturgy of the Armenian Apostolic Church in the second volume, together with an ample introduction and a parallel Eastern Armenian translation.
- Introduction and Translation by Thomas J. Samuelian
- 2002, 505 pp. (in English)
This publication presents the English translations of all 95 prayers of the famous Prayer Book of the 10th century Armenian saint, Gregory of Narek. It is identical with the previous bilingual Prayer Book published by Vem in 2001, but in the English language only and in a smaller format. For both of them, the book’s critical edition published by P. Khachatryan and A. Ghazinyan has been used. This new English translation is an attempt to present the whole Prayer Book to non-Armenian readers for the first time.
- "Gandzasar" Theological Center, 1997, 317 pp. (in Armenian)
The present volume is the second among this author's series of collections of saints venerated in the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church. It presents the lives of those saints that are also commemorated by the other traditional Churches, Catholic and Orthodox. This is the third edition, and does not contain any changes to the previous two. It begins with an introduction in which the late Armenian Patriarch of Turkey, Shnorhk Kalousdian, presents the main historical phases of the persecution of Christians. The volume is concluded by an appendix including also the biographies of some other famous saints of other Churches who are not commemorated by the Armenian Church.
- "Gandzasar" Theological Center, 1997, 235 pp. (in Armenian)
The present volume is the third among this author's series of collections of saints venerated in the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church. It presents the lives of the saints who either lived or were martyred in Armenia. This edition is the third and it was edited by Prof. Paruyr Muradyan who added some extra material, corrected some errors, etc. The volume begins with an introduction by the late Armenian Patriarch of Turkey, Shnorhk Kalousdian, and is concluded with an appendix by him, in which he presents a general survey on angelology, as taught by the Church.
- "Gandzasar" Theological Center, 1997, 235 pp. (in Armenian)
The present volume is the first among this author's series of collections of saints venerated in the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church. It presents the lives of the saints found both in the Old and New Testaments, that is, the holy patriarchs, judges, kings, prophets, apostles, etc. This is the third edition, and does not contain any changes to the previous two. It begins with an introduction, soul-profiting and rich in contents, in which the late Armenian Patriarch of Turkey, Shnorhk Kalousdian, speaks at length about holiness, saints and their commemoration by the Church.
- Translated into modern Armenian and Introduction by Fr. Mesrop Aramyan
- Editor: Seda Stamboltsyan
- Technical editing and layout pagination: Ashot Movsisyan
- Cover: Armen Kyurkchyan
- The Sacred Liturgy of the Holy Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church / Translation into modern Armenian and Introduction by Fr. Mesrop Aramyan;– Yerevan. Gandzasar, 2010 – 216 pages.
This edition presents the original Classical Armenian text of the Divine Liturgy of the Holy Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church with parallel modern Armenian translation. The brief introduction presents the sacrament of the Holy Communion, the structure and the history of the Armenian Liturgy, as well as the meanings of the separate parts of the ceremony, according to the Armenian exegetical sources and the analysis of the original text.
This publication is intended for those who wish to get acquainted with the Armenian spiritual heritage from inside and cognitively participate in the sacred reality of the Church.
- 2000 (in Armenian)
- The prayer book is concluded by two treatises of Anania of Narek, the Abbot of the Monastery of Narek in the 10th century: 'On Thoughts' and 'Exhortation on Humility'. The prayer book is published in two formats: as a small pocket book (508 pp., hard cover) and in a relatively larger format (357 pp., soft cover).
In addition to the prayer book itself, this book also includes an appendix with rich contents. The prayers, according to their themes, uses and purposes, are included in the following sections: 'Everyday prayers', 'Dogmatic', 'Penitential', 'Intercessory' and 'Various'. The prayers for everyday use are chosen mainly from the official Common Prayer Book (the Breviary) of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church and are designated for different hours of the day: morning, midday, evening and the hour of rest. Most of the prayers of the prayer book are authored by the Fathers of the Armenian and Universal Churches. All the prayers are presented in two versions: in the Classical Armenian language and modern Armenian translation.
The appendix includes quotations about prayer from the writings of numerous Church Fathers, which are followed by the treatise of St Elishe Vardapet on the prayer 'Our Father' and by several articles that discuss the issues of the art of prayer, the 10 commandments, the 9 beatitudes of the Lord, the sacraments of the Church, the behavior of a Christian inside the church, the organization of one's personal prayer hour, etc.
- Volume I
- Compiled by Stepan Rostomyan (editor), Khoren Palyan, Aram Petrosyan, Sona Hovhannisyan
- Introduction by Anna Arevshatyan, Levon Hakobyan
- 1997, 514 pp. (in Armenian)
This is the first volume of a scientific edition of one of the official books of the Armenian Apostolic Church, the Hymnal, generally called in Armenian "Sharaknots", that is, "Book of Sharakans". The compilers of the book have compared the 19th century edition of the Sharaknots, recorded by N. Tashchyan in the Armenian Church notational system, with other editions and versions found in manuscripts, transcribing the hymns into European music notes. The Introduction is devoted to the history of Armenian Church music generally, and of the sharakans, particularly. This first volume includes more than 20 canons for the following feasts and saints' days: the Birth and the Annunciation of the Holy Mother of God, the Theophany, the Presentation of the Lord to the Temple, Anthony the Great, Kings Theodosius, Trdat, David the Prophet and James the Brother of the Lord, Stephen the Protomartyr, the Apostles Peter, Paul, John and James, All Apostles, the Twelve Apostles, the Seventy-Two Disciples.
- 1995, 400 pp. (in Russian)
This is a collection of various Armenological articles, in the Russian language, by N. Marr, a renown linguist and philologist of the 19-20th centuries. The articles are comprised in one volume by Prof. Paruyr Muradyan. The volume bears the title of one of the articles. The studies included mostly concern the problems of the Armenian-Georgian philology, the Chalcedonic Armenians and the Armenian-Georgian recensions of the Bible. The volume is concluded by an autobiography of Marr.
- Levon Khachikyan: STUDIES
- "Gandzasar" Theological Center
- Volume I, 1995, 401 pp. (in Armenian)
- Volume II, 1999, 383 pp. (in Armenian)
This two-volume edition presents the studies of the notable Armenologist, academician Levon Khachikyan. The studies of the first volume are dedicated to the newly discovered or less examined issues of the Armenian medieval literature, from the pre-Mashtots period to the 18th century. The volume also presents some important Classical Armenian texts.
The second volume comprises the author's studies on the history of the Armenian medieval princely houses and administrative formations, of Armenian colonies and places of habitation, as well as a study dedicated to the spiritual and cultural center of K'rna.
The volumes are compiled by Sh. L. Khachikyan.
- "Gandzasar" Theological Center, 1992, 61 pp. (in Armenian)
- The translation from Classical Armenian was done by Seda Stamboltsyan, the author of the Introduction is Hakob Keoseyan.
This is the first Eastern Armenian translation of a unique catechetical treatise written by one of the Armenian Fathers of the 12th century, generally known, according to the manuscripts, as Grigor Vardapet. In the 19th century, this treatise was published among the works of St Gregory of Narek, being attributed to him. However, as the research has shown, this work does not belong to him and, most probably, is the work of Gregory of Skevra (1160/70-1230), one of the pupils of Nerses of Lambron.
- "Gandzasar" Theological Center, 1997, 104 pp. (in Armenian)
This is a collection of 12 admonitory writings by the saints or famous Fathers of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church. They are translated into eastern Armenian. Most of them have been already published in the different publications of the Gandzasar Theological Center. Only the writings of Anania of Narek and Gregory the Martyrophil (Vkayaser) are presented in translation for the first time. The other Fathers included in this volume are Saints Gregory the Illuminator, Elishe Vardapet, John Mandakuni, Gregory of Tathev, as well as Khosrov of Andzevatsik. Translations were done by Fr. Mesrop Aramyan, Tigran Khachatryan, Seda Stamboltsyan, Marta Arabyan, Khachik Grigoryan and Ashkhen Yuzbashyan.
- 1999, 416 pp. (in Armenian)
- This new edition was prepared for publication and edited by Pavel Chobanyan.
This volume is the second edition of the two studies by Bishop Makar Barkhudariants that are of unique importance for historiography and ethnography. The author who lived in the 19th century and was originally from Artsakh, travelled along the regions of historical Aluank and Artsakh, and provides the readers with detailed descriptions of all the places he has visited, including their inhabitants with their customs and folk-lore, historical monuments, manuscripts, inscriptions, etc.
- "Gandzasar" Theological Center, 1994, 144 pp. (in Armenian)
This is a brief Catechism of the Armenian Apostolic Church. It is formed on the basis of the Catechism written by the late Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, Papgen Giuleserian. This new edition, prepared by the Gandzasar Theological Center, contains numerous changes to the contents of Giuleserian's book but has retained its main structure. The Catechism is made up in the form of questions and answers, providing basic knowledge of the doctrine, sacraments and customs of the Armenian Church.