Wednesday, March 08, 2006

The Repose of Saint Ephraim the Syrian

The Wesley brothers called him "the man of the wounded heart." And he was also a bit of a rascal when it came to dealing with heretics - sneakily glueing the pages of their books together!

Holy Father Ephraim pray to God for us!


Blogger Krista said...

This is such a great icon. I have never seen it before. It's beautiful!

Yes, that is a funny story about him gluing pages together of heretical books. I remember at David and Anna's when we read a very long and thorough bit on St. Ephraim....good times! I definitely think that his story should be told around camp fires...I dunno, just seems like that would be cool...

9:19 AM  
Blogger Matthew Francis said...


And remember also how he drooled when he entered Edessa to make all the people think he was insane, and how the Synaxarion described this practice (including the drooling) as a sign of his sanctity!

That was kind of fun, too!

9:24 AM  
Blogger Gabe said...

A prankster at heart, what a guy.

9:29 AM  
Blogger Krista said...

Ah yes! The drooling!

9:37 AM  

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