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Mar Narsai the Harp of the Holy Spirit

(399 – c.502 AD)

 

Translate: Dr. Father Khoshaba Gewargis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mar Narsai was born in the Parsian Empire at  ‘Ain Dulbe in Ma’alta, he was orphaned at an early age and was brought up by an uncle who was superior of the monastery of Kfar Mari, near Beth Zabdai; he also spent 10 years as a student at the Persoian School in Edessa, to which he subsequently returned as a teacher, eventually ( at an unknown date) becoming its Head. Owing to the conflect with the bishop Cyrus, Narsai left Edessa (perhaps c. 471) for Nisibis, where, with the help of its bishop Barsauma he reestablished the School (which no doubt took in the staff and students of the Persian School of Edessa when that was closed in 489 by order of emperor Zeno); he was still alive in 496, the date of the first Statutes of the School of Nisibis. The date of his death, certaily at a great age, is not known.

His surviving works are all in verse, being memre using both 7:7 and 12:12 metres. Some 80 memre or verse homilies, are preserved, the majority dealing with biblical topics ( both Old and New Testaments); there are also an important group which constitute verse commentaries on the baptismal and eucharistic rites. Although Narsai is probably the most important poet of the Ancient Church of the East, only a small number of his homolies are so far in modern translations.

In the course of the first of his verse homilies ( memre) Narsai recounts the ordeal of Abraham when God bade him offer of his son Isaac as a sacrifice ( Gen:22). After stressing the mangnitude of Abraham’s agony on receiving this command, Narsai continues:-

 

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