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Saint Ephraim the Syrian

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Troparion of St Ephraim Tone 8
By a flood of tears you made the desert fertile,/ And your longing for God brought forth fruits in abundance./ By the radiance of miracles you illumined the whole universe./ O our holy father Ephraim, pray to Christ our God to save our souls!

Kontakion of St Ephraim Tone 2
O Ephraim, as a lover of silence/ thou didst ever forsee the hour of reckoning and bitterly lament;/and by thy words thou wast indeed a teacher, O righteous one./ Wherefore, O father of all the world,/ thou dost rouse the slothful to repentance.

The Saint Ephrem the Syrian Library

Ephrem the Syrian

The Prayer of St. Ephrem

An article on St. Ephrem’s prayer by Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann

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