short poem for the late Catholicos Karekin I (In English)
a Patriarch Fallen, but Never Forgotten
Silhouettes of angels sing in heaven
For a Patriarch so loved from his
The Catholicos of All Armenians
passed on to Him
And his warm heart will never be
The People mourn for a brother they've
A father, a teacher, a friend.
Karekin I will always touch our
souls at most
To remind us of how one should live
to the end.
A poet, a philosopher, a comedian,
All these he was to his sheep.
Never once did he raise his voice
But led a nation with a whisper
of his keep.
Humility adornes his illuminated
And peace was his message to our
To give unto others the last bread
in our bowl,
And expect a smile as our gratitude,
Your Holiness, we shall miss you
Your guidance throughout the many
years were heard.
And be aware of our dedication clearly
To keep our faith in God and our
nation strong and assured.