STEPHANOS ARCHIMANDRITE LEHATSI AND HIS EPITAPH – 2013-3

Summary

Arsen E. Harutyunyan
Stephanos Lehatsi is one of the famous clergymen, theologians, philologists and philosophers of the 17th century. He was born in Lvov. Since 1630’s he arrived to Vagharshapat. Stephanos was ordained archimandrite by Philipos Catholicos (1632-1655) and he began religion activity. He translated a number of scientific, theological works from Latin and Polish into Armenian.

Tombstone of Stephanos Lehatsi is situated on the eastern side of St. Hripsime Monastery, but the date of death is almost illegible in the epitaph. Due to that reason a number of researchers noted the date of death approximately, especially in 1680-1699. Taking into account the above-mentioned facts, the gravestone was cleaned and the epitaph was investigated thoroughly. In the end of the investigation it was found out that exact date of death of Stephanos Lehatsi is 1689.

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