Gregory of Tatev

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Gregory of Tatev
Commentary to David's psalms - portrait of Grigor Tatevatsi 1449.jpg
Grigor Tatevatsi (from a 15th-century Armenian manuscript)
Tmkaberd (now in Georgia
Died1409 or 1410
Venerated inArmenian Apostolic Church

Gregory of Tatev, or Grigor Tatevatsi (Armenian: Գրիգոր Տաթևացի) (1346–1409 or 1410) was an Armenian philosopher, theologian and a saint in the Armenian Apostolic Church. He was born in Tmkaberd (today in Georgia).[1]

Gregory was a faithful Monophysite, at a time when the Armenian church was building relations with the Miaphysite Roman Catholic Church. He wrote against uniting the Armenian church with Rome.[2]

In 1397, during perpetual invasions by the Timurids, he completed the Book of Questions, an basic and comprehensive theological outline.[2]

A monument to Tatevatsi was unveiled on October 16, 2010 in Goris, Armenia.[3][4]


  1. ^ Karapetian, Samvel (2011). Javakhk (PDF). Yerevan: Research on Armenian Architecture. p. 192. ISBN 978-99941-875-7-7.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. ^ a b Latourette, Kenneth Scott (1975). A History of Christianity: Beginnings to 1500. San Fransisco: HarperOne. p. 611. ISBN 9780060649524.
  3. ^ "NetNewPublisher". Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2010-10-26.
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