Zenob was abbot of Glak monastery for 20 years.
After [Zenob] was Epip'an, the student of Anton, who ruled for 30 years. In his 10th year, St. Gregory came to Glak monastery and remained with Anton and Kronides on Aweteac' hill for 4 months. But they removed him from the place, saying: "Go to some uninhabited place in the wilderness, so that no one will glorify your sanctity." So he went to Maneay cave and lived there for 7 years, and passed from this life to the glory of God.
Then his student Step'anos directed the monastery for 15 years. In his 4th year, the holy Anton died, and two months later blessed Kronides, having dwelled 40 years in the place called Innaknean [Nine Springs]. He is buried not far from the church on the south side. It was he who built the church where the relics of St. Gregory are kept, on the other side of Kuarhac', by the gushing spring [g7]. There he established 60 clerics of angelic behavior.
 Ep'rem ruled 28 years.
Yovhannes, 10 years. He lived in the time of St. Sahak.
Ghimindos, 10 years.
Markos, 18 years.
Kiwregh, 22 years. He was the first bishop ordained by the Armenian kat'oghikos, Yovhann Mandakuni.
Grigor, 6 years.
Andreas, 11 years. [It was Andreas who went with the Armenian kat'oghikos, Vardan, to a meeting of the Byzantines at which all the Armenians, Iberians/Georgians and Greeks with the emperor Zeno confessed Christ of One Nature. YM p. 8 n.3 in 3 mss.]
Nerses, 7 years.
Yovhannes, 3 years.
Sahak, 5 years.
Yovsep', 6 years.
Bart'oghimeos, 4 years.
At'anas, 10 years. It was At'anas who, in the time of the Armenian kat'oghikos Movses, devised the calendar, at Movses' command, in the city of Duin, for he was familiar with the calendars of all peoples.
Komitas, 8 years. He went to the Iberian/Georgian kat'oghikos from the Armenian kat'oghikos Abraham to create unity.
Step'annos, 6 years. During the time of the Armenian kat'oghikos Komitas, Step' annos went to him and brought some relics of the  holy Hrhip'simeans and placed them in Glak monastery where he himself was. Komitas had [re]built the chapel of the blessed Hrhip'simeans [g8].
Barsegh, 8 years.
T'adeos [T'odik], 30 years. He received virtue in his childhood, and was a student of Barsegh, becoming dear to him (on account of his conduct), and to Mushegh, prince of the Mamikoneans, who increased his holdings with many dastakerts. He established many clerics in Glak monastery, hermits who ate but once a day, and lived alone, 388 of them.
In his time four men arrived from Byzantium, men who were hermits and herb eaters, and opposed to any pleasures of the flesh. They wished to continue on to Sukaw mountain, and once they had come to that place they desired to dwell in the retreat. After they had been there for 2 years, some three other men from Sagastan heard about [them]. Arriving at that very place, Glak, and meeting each other, they stayed in the same place. Some remained at Innaknean, on Aweteac' hill, and others in the caves which were to the southeast of the hidden Cross. Others went to the forested hills. They stayed for a long time, 20 years, practising their discipline.
 Now in the time of the rule as prince of Mushegh Mamikonean, and during T'odik's directorship of the monastery, marvellous deeds were performed at Glak, at the church of St. Karapet. The prince of the Arcrunik', who was named Vard patrik, had built many churches and monasteries. He had a pious wife named Mariam. Since he was going to Caesarea, he brought his wife to her father, Mushegh. He left his wife there, entrusted the district to others of the azats, and departed. Now since his wife [Mariam] was very desirous of seeing [g9] the holy men attached to Glak monastery and the congregation of Karapet, one day she came with great enthusiasm to the church of Karapet bringing along her first-born son, a small suckling child. Many times she beseeched the clerics to allow her to enter the church, but the attendants prevented her. However [the cleric] Step'annos took the small child in his arms, brought him before the altar, had him worship the Lord, and then brought him back and gave him to his mother. Now [Mariam] took the child and began to weep, saying:
"Woe is me, sinner that I am, for I have been deprived of goodness. Let all women lament me, let all mourners give way before my tears. Let the mountains cover me and the hills pity me. Let the beasts and the different types of birds grieve for me. Let the angels lament for me, and the dews who have made their nest within, attack me [? Hreshtakk' apashawesc'en zanjn im, ew dewk' buneal yarjakec'an i veray im]. Oh blessed attendants of Karapet, pity me and allow me to be taken into the  church."Then she said to the child: "Oh my little son, why were you separated from my embrace, why did you not pity your mother? Did I not bear and nourish you? Why did you leave me alone?"
Saying this the woman took out numerous fragrant incenses and gave them to the attendants, and she gave much treasure for the needs of the church. She sent a message to father T'odik to accept the goods and to let her inside. But T'odik said:
"We do not have a command from our predecessors to permit it, and we dare not do it. But your deed [i.e. the contribution] is acceptable if it was done out of faith. Do not importune us for a reply, but instead, go in peace."Now [Mariam] said:
"No. If it is a question of authority, I do not fear you. But if it is a question of arousing the enmity of St. Karapet toward us, well, was he himself not born of a woman, and the Lord Himself, the Apostles and the Prophets, did they not have mothers? Now, oh Lord, I shall enter and I have Your mother as my intercessor. Do not turn Your wrath on me lest I be exposed to the scorn of the land. For if you ever drank a woman's milk, deem me worthy of entering the church."Having said this, she entered the church and kissed its wall. She went before the holy altar, kneeled and said: "Lord, see my broken heart and have pity on me, as I am wounded, forgetting Your anger in pity. May Your name be blessed for eternity."
 As soon as she went out, the church attendants became annoyed, resentful and very chagrined because of her act, and they did not prepare food for the woman. But Mariam ordered her servants to make a meal for the clerics and to call them all to table. There were 395 men. When they had dined the woman said: "Oh lovers of holiness and zealots of divine service, rejoice with me in the Lord, for He forgave me and fulfilled the desire of my heart. Now bless me and let me depart in peace." [Her party] departed.
The church warden and a certain one of the clerics went before the altar [of St. Karapet] and said: "Oh Lord, if you pardon the woman who did this, other women will dare to do the same. Now give a sign of your strength that it be a testimony to the generations, and a witness and law to the multitudes." As soon as they had set the woman on her way, she ascended a small hill on the southern side of the monastery, at the head of Nardak [5 mss: Sadak], facing a small stronghold of Mecamor below Nardak which they call Andak. [Mariam] saw a wondrous sight to the north. She threw her child to the dayeak ("guardian," "tutor") and said: "I see a man with long hair in a thundering cloud coming  to me from the church. I see with him a sword, sharp and wet and dyed with blood." While speaking she was struck and perished there [g11]. Seeing this, the servants went and informed the church attendants. The abbot became angry with the warden and grew very sad and wept for many hours. Then, taking attendants with him he went to the place, made a grave and buried her there. He erected a xach'k'ar [stone cross] and wrote on it as follows:
And this is still standing over that very place.
Should Anyone Dare to Battle
Against the Church of God,
Let this Sword be through Him
Now [the abbot] took [the woman's] child and gave him to the dayeaks until he reached puberty. At that time [the abbot] took him to the monastery and trained him and established him as abbot before his own death. Now when [the lad's] father, the prince of Arcrunik' came back from Caesarea and heard about the death of his wife, he was seized with remorse. Abbot T'odik consoled him. And the prince resolved to construct a church. He went in search of [building] materials to Matravank', built a beautiful church there, and named it after his wife [Mariam], Holy Astuacacin [Mother of God]. He adorned it  with marvellous vessels and appointments. He similarly embellished holy Karapet at Glak monastery with great glory.
[This prince] returned to Karapet [the villages of] Kuarhs and Parex, since a certain impious prince of the Mamikonean house had shorn these two awans ("hamlets") from the monastery and given them to some gusan ("minstrel") woman. [The monastery's] abbot, Kiwregh, became incensed at this and cursed the prince for separating the villages from the monastery. After a month, when this prince was going to the hunt, his horse threw him and he gave up the ghost. Although the son returned the awans, nonetheless the abbot did not accept them from [g12] him until the arrival of this prince. The prince weighed out 22,000 dahekans gave them to the prince of Taron, bought Kuarhs and Parex and gave them to the monastery with a deed. In addition he gave two villages of his own district, Artamet and the gah ("seat") [village] of the princes. Then he left his son with T'odik and went to his own district. When he died he had his remains taken to Innaknean [monastery] and he is buried three paces from the church on the eastern side.
At that time they killed the Iranian king Ormizd, and his son Jamb Xosrov came as a fugitive to the Byzantines. Having been baptized in the Chalcedonian faith, he departed with troops from [the emperor] Maurice [A.D. 582-602] to the Iranian officials, and took [his] country. Now when Xosrov was coming back from Byzantium, upon the order of Maurice he took to Duin Mushegh, lord of Mush and prince of Taron's Xut' and of Sasun, and established him as marzpan of Armenia, giving him 30,000 Armenian troops. [Xosrov] took 70,000 Byzantine troops and went to Bahl Sahastan. The Byzantines were too proud to encamp with the Armenian troops, so they went a day's journey distant to [a] dastakert ("estate") and encamped there [g13].
Now Nixorch'es, the one who had killed Ormizd, assembled 80,000 Iranian soldiers and marched against Mushegh. The brave Mushegh, having encouraged the troops, barely convinced them to enter battle. Mushegh, prince of the Mamikoneans and marzpan of Armenia, advised the Armenian soldiers to call on St. Karapet as an intercessor and support. Having done so in unison, they attacked the [rebel] Iranians, and the Lord gave the enemy into their hands. When Mushegh had discerned who the monarch was, he approached him and they started to fight each other. Mushegh was exhausted, but, placing life or death before  himself, he raised up his club and brought it down on Nixorch'es' skull. His brains oozed out of his nostrils. He severed Nixorch'es' head and flung it into his pouch. The soldiers were encouraged in their fighting and grew more powerful. They put the enemy to flight, capturing 48 princes alive, while the number of the slain was unknown because of the multitude of them. Among the princes they captured 1,000 men, and with great triumph [Mushegh] returned from the battle.
As soon as king Xosrov was informed of what had happened, he rejoiced exceedingly. But the army of the Byzantines was grieved, feeling intense shame. Just when the king summoned Mushegh and was preparing to bestow gifts (pargew) on all the soldiers, Maurice (whom the Byzantines had set up as emperor) sent [a message] to Xosrov, saying: "Are you aware of the fact that Mushegh threatens the king with death?" Now [Xosrov] planned to ensnare and kill Mushegh and he sent to have the latter summoned. However, Xosrov's sister, having learned [of the plot], informed Mushegh of her brother's treachery. Mushegh took along  with him 40 princes, without anyone else, and they organized in war formation. With swords at the waist, they went to the king [g14]. Coming on horses up to the door of the tent (xoran), they responded in severity and exposed the assassination plot. They spat on him and ridiculed his foolishness. Then [Mushegh] arising in great anger with all the princes, left the king. As soon as the king heard [what they had said] he was frightened, for he was a youth.
Now prince Mushegh sent to the Byzantine general, saying: "You treacherously wished to slay me. Do not arouse a sleeping lion or a wolf which has forgotten its natural way of acting. Otherwise he who vanquished 80,000 can slay 70,000 too." He left troops in Duin and quit the marzpanate. He gathered his troops which were from the Mamikonean tun, and came to his own district. After a few years, Phocas killed Maurice, and sat on the throne himself [A.D. 602-610].
Xosrov went to avenge Maurice and enroute passed by the city of Karin. He sent [a message] to Mushegh, the prince of Taron, saying: "Come with me to the court of the Byzantine emperor, and avenge the death of Maurice. Otherwise, on my return, I will destroy your country and take you in fetters to the royal court, with your wife and sons. Now Mushegh did not send any reply [to Xosrov], but instead  began to fortify the district. When Xosrov went he took booty and captives from the country of the Byzantlnes and then passed to the Basen area, to Duin, Her and Bahl. But when [the Iranians] came to Karin, Xosrov sent Mihran to prince Mushegh in Taron that he capture Mushegh and take him to the Iranians. He commanded that those places where [Mushegh] had churches be destroyed, and that the clerics be kllled. Arriving there, those sent to accomplish this, did so [g15].
In the first year of the kingship of Phocas [A.D. 602] (one of the servants of Maurice who had treacherously killed the emperor and sat on his throne), Xosrov recalled the oath he had made with Maurice and came to Byzantium with 140,000 troops. He dug through many awans and districts and then turned back. Now he sent his sister's son, Mihran, to Taron with 30,000 men. As soon as he arrived in the Hashtenic' district, he captured someone to serve as their guide, and they came as far as the Inscribed Stone [at Arjan]. Having read the characters of the inscription they destroyed it, and 8,000 of  them went on to Meghti and Asteghunk' stronghold, while 22,000 remained at Arjan watching the fugitives. As soon as 7 men who were vegetarians, learned [about the situation], they came to the monastery and made all the clerics flee. Some fled and some remained. But Poghikarpos sent everyone to Oghkan stronghold, keeping only abbot T'odik and the church attendants in the place. And he ordered the attendants to ready themselves for communion. Once the 7 vegetarians performed mass, they ordered a secretary who had come from Byzantium to record what they said. They raised their hands before the holy altar and spoke the following [g16]: [We omit the translation of the prayers on pp. 17-19]
Having said "Amen," a voice came from Heaven which said: "Let it be as you wish. Those who for My sake and for Saint Karapet have dwelled apart, I shall repay upon my [second] coming and I shall forgive their sins. For I am merciful to all. Now come to the place of light which you have readied [for yourselves] through your asceticism." When the blessed men heard this, they worshipped before the holy altar and then went outside. Poghikarpos went before the holy Cross and began to pray and beseech God for the peace of the  entire land, the ruin of the enemy which had come, and for the poor remaining in their places. Suddenly the Iranian army arrived. As soon as they saw Poghikarpos, they quickly cut his neck and threw his body in front of the Cross. Quickly coming as far as the church door and seeing the clerics there weeplng and praying, they flung themselves upon the seven and cut them down. Their names were as follows:
These seven were killed by the Iranian troops of Mihran on the 4th day of the month of K'aghoc' [December-January], which was Thursday, at the 9th hour. And [the Iranian troops] remained there until morning [g20].