Prayer to Saint Gregory The Illuminator
Հայր մեր որ յերկինս ես, սուրբ եղիցի անուն Քո։ Եկեսցէ արքայութիւն Քո։ Եղիցին կամք Քո որպէս յերկինս և յերկրի։ Զհաց մեր հանապազորդ տուր մեզ այսօր։ և թող մեզ զպարտիս մեր, որպէս և մենք թողունք մերոց պարտապանաց։ և մի տանիր զմեզ ի փորձութիւն։ այլ փրկեա զմեզ ի չարէն։ զի Քո է արքայութիւն և զորութիւն և
փառք յավիտեանս. Ամեն
SAINT OF Armenia
Saint Gregory The Illuminator
Saint Gregory the Illuminator is the patron saint and first official head of the Armenian Apostolic Church. He is best known for leading the religious conversion of Armenia from paganism to Christianity. The name "Illuminator" highlights the dual function that Saint Gregory played in the history of Armenia's conversion — a beacon of Christian faith and steward of culture through teaching.
A Parthian prince who fled the Persian invasion, Saint Gregory was educated in what is now Turkey. He returned to Armenia in the middle of the Christian persecution only to be imprisoned in Khor Virap, otherwise known as the "pit of oblivion" — a place from where few returned. 13 years later in 301 AD, Saint Gregory was freed and began his mission to convert Armenia from paganism to Christianity. Churches and monasteries sprang up everywhere, including at the Khor Virap, his home for so long, which was eventually converted into a monastery. The Armenian aristocracy quickly followed many noble families, including royalty, converted to Christianity.
In 302 Saint Gregory was installed as patriarchal bishop of Armenia, during which time he initiated an ecclesiastical dynasty, where the position of senior bishop would remain in the family, a title to be passed down through his sons. He chose to spend his last years in solitude in the cave of Mane contemplating holy wisdom.
Bright citrus pairs with the subtle, fresh fragrance of Rose and Violet petals. Warm, rich Musk and Sandalwood ground this layered, heady fragrance as bright top notes illuminate a complex bouquet.
SAINT has partnered with AGBU, the world’s largest non-profit organization devoted to upholding Armenian heritage and ensuring the prosperity and well-being of all Armenians.
100% of profits from the Saint Gregory the Illuminator candle support humanitarian and medical aid programs in Artsakh, a region currently under attack by Azerbaijan.
SAINT Candles are made from food grade wax with a soy coconut blend. Each candle comes with a prayer to the patron saint, holy oil as part of the wax, and a prayer coin embedded into the candle.