17 January, 2019
Կյանքը գնում է, ՕՐԵՐՆ են մնում     Život běží, DNY zůstávají.     Life passes, DAYS remain     Жизнь проходит, ДНИ остаются

Prof. Evžen Kindler passed away in Prague

31 August, 2018 | 19:46

I am very sorry to inform readers that, after a long illness, my dear friend, the outstanding theologian, musicologist, armenologist, choirmaster, composer and mathematician, Prof. Evžen Kindler passed away in Prague this morning.

Evžen for many years lectured on sacred music, presenting recitals with his vocal group, Musica Poetica (including Armenian sacred music in its rightful context next to the Byzantine, Latin, Syriac and Slavonic traditions). Indeed, for fifteen years he sang during Armenian services with his Musica Poetica at the Church of St. Giles and the Church of the Holy Spirit in Prague, and was a much loved and highly respected figure in the community. He was awarded the Gold Medal of the Armenian Ministry of Culture just over a year ago. He has authored and co-authored numerous articles, and translated into Czech substantial sections of the Book of Lamentation of St. Gregory of Narek, the chants of the Armenian Divine Liturgy, sections from the Book of Rituals, and – only in the last few days – the twelfth-century prayer in twenty-four stanzas by St. Nersēs the Gracious, “Hawatov Xostovanim”, which he completed at his deathbed with the assistance of his daughter, so that it could be included in my forthcoming volume “Treasures of the earliest Christian Nation: Spirituality, Art and Music in Armenian Mediaeval Manuscripts” accompanying the eponymous Exhibition at the Theological Library of the Strahov Monastery in Prague, for which he generously served as advisor to the very end of his life.

He was a truly great man, whose modest demeanour belied his intellectual brilliance, profound wisdom, learning, authority and spirituality, and he will be much missed by all who were so fortunate as to have known him. He is survived by his wife Ludmila, daughters Rita and Anežka, and sons.

May God illuminate his soul, and bestow the consolation of the Holy Spirit to those who mourn.

Dn. Haig Utidjian, PhD

Related news
1. Hayk Marutyan receives Ambassador of Czech Republic
2. “For Whom the Bell Tolls”.- The lecture in Theological Hall of the Strahov Library in Prague.
3. Talented pianist Dmitry Ishkhanov turns 13
4. Czech student Karina Movsesjan receives EU prize for young scientists
5. Eduard Sharmazanov to Jan Bartošek: Visit Artsakh and Be Convinced…
6. Eduard Sharmazanov: Armenia and Artsakh Are Considered to Be Inseparable Part of European Civilisation
7. Eduard Sharmazanov to Vice President of Senate of Czechia: Azerbaijan Will Be Obliged to Recognize Independence of Artsakh
8. Eduard Sharmazanov to Czech MPs: We Should Unite Fighting against Turkish Denialism
9. Dr. Haig Utidjian becomes honorary member of Department of Philosophy at Charles University
10. Prague. Bellini’s Norma with Hasmik Papian


© ORER.CZ 2003-2012, ORER.EU 2012-2019
All Rights Reserved