Today’s featured books are two volumes from the set “Hamaynapatker Viennakan Mkhitʻarean Hayreru krtʻakan gortsunēutʻean”.
Our library has volumes 2 and 3 of the three volume set that provides an Overview of the educational activities of the Mekhitarists of Vienna by Epʻrem LinkPōghosean. This is an interesting find from a WSU surplus sale.
Tom Vartabedian provides more information on the subject of this series:
- The Mekhitarist monastery is located in the heart of Vienna, Austria, on a street named after it.
It is here where a cadre of Armenian Catholic Fathers has gathered since the late 18th century to preserve Armenian culture and literature, preach to the faithful, heighten the spiritual and intellectual development of the Armenian people, and educate its youth.
It is here that a prominent religious order has contributed greatly toward bringing Armenians to the forefront of European thought through publications in Latin, French, German, Italian, and English.
Tom was able to “lend a hand in the library, which contained over 170,000 books.”
The Armenian culture deserves to be remembered and preserved. These volumes provide a history of the Mekhitarist Vienna Mission that is the center of much of that preservation.
DLWA Call Number: LC443.T8 P645 2008
- Title: Hamaynapatker Viennakan Mkhitʻarean Hayreru krtʻakan gortsunēutʻean
- Language: Armenian
- Setting: Armenian Vienna.