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  Ephrem the Syrian Summary
Ephrem was born around the year 306 in the city of Nisibis (the modern Turkish town of Nusaybin, on the border with Syria).
Ephrem was baptized as a youth, and almost certainly became a son of the covenant, an unusual form of Syrian proto-monasticism.
One of the earlier 'modifications' is the statement that Ephrem's father was a pagan priest of Abnil or Abizal.
www.bookrags.com /Ephrem_the_Syrian   (3361 words)

 Mor Ephrem the Syrian (306-373)
Mor Ephrem the Syrian, the great poet saint of the Syriac Church, was born in c.
Ephrem wrote exclusively in Syriac, the Edessene dialect of Aramaic, but his works were translated into Armenian and Greek, and via the latter into Latin and Slavonic.
Mor Ephrem departed to his heavenly abode on 9th of June, A.D. His memory is commemorated in the Syriac Orthodox Church on the first Saturday of the Great Lent.
sor.cua.edu /Personage/MEphrem/index.html   (493 words)

 KIM: Signs of Ephrem's Exegetical Techniques in his Homily on Our Lord
Ephrem then reverses this schema by describing how Christ transforms the notion that the visibility of a sign is a true and accurate indicator of guilt or innocence.
However, Ephrem also links the christological excursus to the Luke 7 passage through a reference to a text that is adjacent to the Gospel story of the sinful woman, namely, the healing of the woman with the flow of blood (Luke 8:43-48).
Ephrem's exaltation of humility in the face of bold questioning probably is generated by 2Cor 10-13 and Paul's words that "power is made perfect in weakness" (2Cor 12:9).
syrcom.cua.edu /Hugoye/Vol3No1/HV3N1Kim.html   (5370 words)

 RUSSELL: The Image of the Infant Jesus in Ephrem the Syrian
Ephrem focuses on the contrast between humanity and divinity, between the extreme helplessness of the new-born human and the limitless power of the fully Divine Son of God, in order to impress that duality of natures in Christ on the mind of his listener.
Ephrem is not delighting in apparent absurdities for their own sakes, but is providing, instead, a building block for the final and most important aspect of his use of this image.
Ephrem imagines the Son entering into the created world as a person in it, while Theodore's idea seems to be that the Son has drawn close enough to creation to associate Himself with it, but not in a manner that commits Him to it holistically, beyond what He desires at any moment.
syrcom.cua.edu /Hugoye/Vol5No1/HV5N1Russell.html   (6899 words)

 St. Ephrem - Deacon and Doctor
Ephrem (also spelled Ephraem and Ephraim) was born around 306 A.D. in Nisibis, Mesopotamia.
Because of his great knowledge of the Church and doctrine, Ephrem was put in charge of a school of theology in Nisibis.
Ephrem recognized the potentialities of sacred song as an adjunct to public worship.
www.deacons.net /Deacons_before_us/ephrem.html   (803 words)

 Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary : Saint Ephrem
Ephrem, upon his arrival here as a poor and unknown exile, resolved to follow the example of the apostles by living from the work of his hands.
The grief which Ephrem experiences at the thought of death is always moderated in his poems by a note of consolation and joy stemming from the promise of immortality.
The Arians are attacked by Ephrem under the contemptuous title of investigators (scrutatores) because of their audacity in devising new doctrines as to the relations between God the Father and God the Son.
www.catholicism.org /st-ephrem.html   (3494 words)

 St. Pachomius Library
Ephrem was ordained a deacon and pretended to be mad to avoid consecration as a bishop.
Ephrem died there in 373 while he was ministering to people who had the plague.
Ephrem was devoted to the Theotokos and wrote much in her praise.
www.voskrese.info /spl/XefremSyria.html   (513 words)

 About St. Ephrem   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Ephrem the Syrian (306-373), known among Eastern Christians as “the Harp of the Spirit,” is noteworthy for many reasons.
Although he wrote in prose as well, his great contribution was the teaching song, which was sung by a choir of women from the center of the church during the liturgy (thus giving the women of the congregation a public role they did not enjoy elsewhere).
Ephrem, by choice, occupied an ambiguous position, in the hierarchy yet not of it.
www.midiowa.com /ssephmac/Ephrem.htm   (701 words)

 Yeworkwoha Ephrem: Ghenet's Ethiopian-born chef-owner finds freedom in her own New York-based paradise - a Day in the ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Ephrem arrived in New York with her three children in 1978, a year after her husband, Gebretsadik Degefu, left Ethiopia.
Ephrem walks into the kitchen, and the resinous smell of the incense--think of the rosin on a pitcher's mound or on a violin bow--gives way to a heady blend of chilies, cardamomlike "grains of paradise," garlic, ginger, onions and dried herbs.
Ephrem goes to the back of the kitchen to watch one of the cooks remove all of the fat and tendons from beef for kitfo, a dish of raw meat that is warmed in seasoned, clarified butter.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m3190/is_49_35/ai_80608552   (1003 words)

 St. Ephrem Maronite Catholic Academy
Saint Ephrem Maronite Catholic Academy was founded in the Great Jubilee year 2000 as a parochial school operating under the jurisdiction of the Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon.
No person shall be admitted as a student unless that person and his/her parents or guardians subscribe to the school’s philosophy and agree to abide by the educational policies and regulations of the school.
Saint Ephrem Academy admits Catholic students of any race, color, and national and ethnic origin, to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.
www.stephremacademy.org /handbook.htm   (1529 words)

 Gouden Hoorn 7,2: Edip Aydın   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Ephrem the Syrian, known as 'Harp of the Holy Spirit' is undoubtedly the greatest poet and theologian that the Syrian Church ever produced.
Ephrem was not only a well-known figure in the Syriac-speaking world but also had a great reputation in the Greek East as well as the Latin West.
Ephrem is compared to a 'skilled doctor who blended the insights of the Scriptures for the healing of the sick world's ill'.
www.isidore-of-seville.com /goudenhoorn/72edip.html   (2324 words)

 St. Ephrem Pillar of the Church, Harp of the Holy Spirit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Ephrem was born in Nisibis at the beginning of the fourth century.
After the fall of Nisibis, Ephrem departed from the city and began to teach in Edessa, where he lived as a "solitary" in a cell on a rock hill.
Ephrem was a prolific writer and left the Church an abundance of sermons, commentaries and hymns.
www.opuslibani.org.lb /egliseeng/002/ephrem.htm   (157 words)

 St. Ephrem Maronite Catholic Academy
Ephrem Maronite Catholic Academy was founded in the year 2000 as a parish parochial school operating under the jurisdiction of Our Lady of Lebanon Eparchy of Los Angeles.
Ephrem Academy’s guiding principle in pursuing its mission is faithful adherence to the truths of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church and the endearment of those truths to its students.
Ephrem Academy is dedicated to the great Saints of the Maronite Tradition, including St. Ephrem, St. Maron, St. Sharbel, and St. Rafka.
www.stephremacademy.org   (161 words)

 CyberDesert - St.Ephrem the Syrian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Ephrem was ordained to the rank of deacon and refused any higher office within the Church.
prayer of St. Ephrem which is recited at the end of all the weekday offices throughout the Great Fast of Lent.
Some of Saint Ephrem's writings translated into English for the very first time can be found at the Anastasis site.
www.agrino.org /cyberdesert/ephrem.htm   (458 words)

 St. Ephrem Life & History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Ephrem (or Eprhaim) the Syrian left us hundreds of hymns and poems on the faith that inflamed and inspired the whole Church, but few facts about his own inspiring life.
Ephrem served as teacher, and possibly deacon, under four bishops of Nisibis, Jacob, Babu, Vologeses, and Abraham.
Ephrem immediately volunteered himself and it is a sign of how respected he was that no one was able to argue with this choice.
www.stephrem.org /stephrem.htm   (1484 words)

 Pope Benedict XV - 5 October 1920 - On St. Ephrem the Syrian
In his youth Ephrem, as he bewails in his little book of confessions, was languid and remiss in resisting the temptations by which that age is usually troubled.
Therefore, as soon as he was exonerated, Ephrem at once put on the habit of a monk and ever after devoted himself completely to the exercises of piety and to the study of the Sacred Scriptures.
Ephrem also teaches that the sources of spiritual life are in the sacraments, in the observance of the Evangelical precepts, and in the manifold exercises of piety which the liturgy supplies and the authority of the Church proposes.
www.ewtn.com /library/ENCYC/B15PRAPP.HTM   (4206 words)

 Saint Ephrem - ApostolicWiki
Ephrem was taken to prison with the shepherd and confined there.
Saint Gregory of Nyssa remarked of the preaching of Saint Ephrem: “Although his tongue was prompt and the words flowed from his mouth like a torrent, these were too slow to express his thoughts.
Saint Ephrem was declared a Doctor of the Church by Pope Benedict XV in October of 1920.
www.taac.us /index.php?title=Saint_Ephrem   (616 words)

 The Way of the Fathers
Today’s the feast of St. Ephrem of Syria, Father and Doctor of the Church — and perhaps the poet laureate of the patristic era.
Ephrem took an active role in the local church, and was at some point ordained a deacon.
The bishop relied on Ephrem to renew the moral life of the city, especially during the sieges of 338, 346, and 350.
www.fathersofthechurch.com /2006/06/09/ephrem-symbolist   (507 words)

 Catholic Culture : Liturgical Year : June 09, 2006 : Ephrem
Ephrem, called "the Harp of the Holy Spirit", is the great classic Doctor of the Syrian church.
Before the reform of the General Roman Calendar St. Ephrem's feast was celebrated on June 18 and today was the feast of Sts.
Ephrem was of Syrian descent and son of a citizen of Nisibis.
www.catholicculture.org /lit/calendar/day.cfm?id=161   (1570 words)

 The PUNK priest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Ephrem's rich and earthy imagery speaks to me far more powerfully than the intellectual treatises of the Latin and Greek theological traditions; they tend to aim for the head, while Ephrem goes straight for the heart.
Ephrem was born around the year 306 in the Mesopotamian trading mecca of Nisibis (northwest of modern day Mosul, Iraq).
Ephrem moved to the Syrian city of Edessa, where he lived as a hermit until his death in 373.
www.thepunkpriest.com /ephrem.asp   (354 words)

 St. Ephrem   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Ephrem took a leaf out of their books, writing and popularizing hymns that were doctrinally correct.
The last time that St. Ephrem left his hermitage for duty's sake was in the winter of 372-73, after a terrible famine had stricken the land.
Ephrem came in without delay, and capably administered food to the hungry.
www.stthomasirondequoit.com /SaintsAlive/id268.htm   (702 words)

 Saint Ephrem the Syrian Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Saint Ephrem the Syrian is commemorated on 28 January (O.S.)/10 February (N.S.).
THE PRAYER OF SAINT EPHREM THE SYRIAN O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, despondency, lust of power, and idle talk; But grant rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience, and love to thy servant.
The Image of the Infant Jesus in Ephrem the Syrian
tserkovnost.org /stephrem   (344 words)

 Holy Spirit Interactive Kids: A Saint a Day - St. Ephrem
Ephrem was born at Nisibis in Mesopotamia (which is now Syria) and was born in a pagan family.
Ephrem then went into the hills found himself a cave near the city of Edessa in Syria and became a hermit.
Ephrem was made deacon of Edessa and spent his time writing spiritual books.
www.holyspiritinteractive.net /kids/saints/0609.asp   (348 words)

 St. Ephrem School - Student-Parent Handbook
It is our desire to offer a sense of stability to our students and to offer them a guideline for the development of those qualities of character that you, in choosing a Catholic education, have indicated are important.
If the move is made during the school year, and you wish your child to remain in Saint Ephrem School for the remainder of the school year, you must inform the pastor and receive his permission.
Ephrem sweatsuits are worn during the winter months.
users.nni.com /ephrem/handbook.htm   (3603 words)

 Ephrem the Syrian
The ascetic writings in Greek attributed to St Ephrem the Syrian [† 373] are some of the basic texts of Orthodox monasticism.
The best known of these Greek texts is the prayer of St Ephrem the Syrian, which is prescribed for use in all the Lenten offices of the Church and is one of best loved prayers of Orthodox Christians.
The icon of St Ephrem was painted for me at the Monastery of the Holy Paraclete, Oropos, Attica in Greece in 1982.
www.anastasis.org.uk /ephrem.htm   (580 words)

 ANDERSON: The Fall of Satan in the Thought of St. Ephrem and John Milton
Here we might simply observe that, for Ephrem, each and every Christian lays claim to the status of "first-born" at his or her baptism, when the storm and fury of the salvific drama is quickened anew.
For Ephrem, Adam is not worthy of veneration at his creation because he was created as a mutable being.
In Ephrem's view, the animals were outside of the domain of Paradise; only he and Eve were granted entry to this sacred abode.
prophetess.lstc.edu /~rklein/Documents/anderson.htm   (8489 words)

 June 9 Saint   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Ephrem was born in Mesopotamia around the year 306.
Ephrem eventually went into the hills and became a hermit.
When St. Basil met him, he asked, "Are you Ephrem, the famous servant of Jesus?" Ephrem answered quickly, "I am Ephrem who walks unworthily on the way to salvation." Then he asked and received advice from St.
www.tntt.org /vni/tlieu/saints/St0609.htm   (235 words)

 June 18: Death of Ephrem, the Syrian hymn writer
Ephrem was born about 306 at Nisibis in Mesopotamia.
In Edessa he either joined or founded a school of Bible interpretation which was neither as literal as that of Antioch nor as devoted to finding types in every Scripture as was that of Alexandria.
Ephrem's last public act was to distribute grain to Edessa's starving poor during a famine.
chi.gospelcom.net /DAILYF/2001/06/daily-06-18-2001.shtml   (662 words)

 St Nersess - Welcome to St Nersesss Website : press release
Deacon, monk, musician, inspired poet and profound commentator of sacred Scripture, St. Ephrem the Syrian is a saint and church father beloved by all branches of Christ’s Church.
Ephrem the Syrian: Theology in Poetry, Music, Word and Color, the day of learning, fellowship and prayer will take place at St. Mark's Syrian Orthodox Cathedral, 260 Elm Avenue, Teaneck, New Jersey, graciously hosted by the Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church in the Eastern United States.
This St. Ephrem Day will be of great interest to all men and women of faith, students of the Christian East, priests, deacons, choir members, Church School teachers, seminarians and other interested members of the public.
www.stnersess.edu /currentEvents/pressRelease/pr.php?id=150   (738 words)

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