Hymn XI. Paradise can only be described in terrestrial terms, but it is essential to realize that these terms are purely metaphorical; to understand them in a literal. The most in-depth and scholarly panorama of Western spirituality ever attempted! In one series, the original writings of the universally acknowledged teachers of. Hymn 1. This is the day that gladdened them, the Prophets, Kings, and Priests, for in it were their words fulfilled, and thus were the whole of them indeed.
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Your day reconciled Heaven and earth, because therein the Highest came down to the lowest. Zareen rated it liked it Oct 06, tye The Evil One ceased, from his activity and said, A cause of idleness to me, is this Jesus; for lo! The publicans and harlots take refuge in Him.
Blessed be His propitiation! Hail, Son of the King, to whom also our Priesthood shall be given up! His hands He gave to the piercing of the nails — instead of the hand that plucked the fruit: I’d recommend this book to anyone who wants to engage with Scripture in a fresh and challenging way. All men honour the day of Your birth. With the weapon of the deceiver the First-born clad Himself, that with the weapon that killed, He might restore to life again!
The barren also fondled Him, and carried Him; they rejoiced and said, Blessed Fruit born without marriage, bless the wombs of us that are married; have mercy on our barrenness, You wonderful Child of Virginity!
Blessed be the Babe in Whom Adam and Eve were restored to youth. Listen to Hymn 35 now All Text courtesy of http: In this day in which there came the Lord of all unto the servants, let masters too condescend to their servants lovingly! Your Birth became to the hopeless — a fountain teaming with hope.
Be not ephre, Him as the daughter of Saul, whose race is extinct. Hymns on the Nativity. He that has a child, let him ayrian and become a brother to my Well-beloved!
How much more should Eve’s daughter be believed to have borne a Child without a man! He was gentle to sinners that kissed His feet!
I will haste and will close the gates of Hell, before this Dead, Whose death has spoiled me. The tyrant was conscious that He was not a king, therefore to the King of kings he gave place.
Ephrem wrote a wide variety of h Ephrem the Syrian was a Syriac deacon and a prolific Syriac-language hymnographer and theologian of the 4th century from the region of Syria. Blessed be He Who bare it.
The limbs which I severed and carried away, lo! Ocean of glory Who syroan not to have Your glory sung, take in Your goodness this drop of praise; since by Your Gift You have supplied my tongue a sense for glorifying You.
Blessed be He Whom free will crucified, because He let it: It is obvious that the censer of the inner sanctuary wyrian good, but the Tree in Paradise has come to be considered as poisonous.
Ephrem on the Nativity, St. From the Virgin’s womb as from a strong rock sprouted up the seed, whence was much fruit! David Your father for a lamb’s sake slaughtered a lion.
My brethren, consider the wind: Ephrem’s interpretations of scripture are creative, sometimes uniquely insightful. He was young, fair, and full of joy, but when he spurned the injunction ths grew old, sad and decrepit; he bore old age as a burden of woes. You it was she thirsted after, O pure Fountain.
Eohrem abhorred one who slew the children, how did he overlook the Child? The texts are first-rate, and the introductions are informative and reliable.
For while His Power was dwelling in the womb, He was fashioning wyrian in the womb! Though He desires to fight with us, He has given us arms which are against Himself, gage and divide for me Tbe disciples, for if you divide them, with these you will conquer them, even with Eve and the serpent, the weak powers, whereby I conquered the first Adam.
Lo, the sea raged against Your mother as against Jonah. He dwelt in the wide bosoms, of all the creatures — too narrow to hold, the greatness of the Firstborn. To ask other readers questions about Ephrem the Syrianplease sign up.