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St. Ephrem the Syrian

St. Ephrem, Doctor of the Early ChurchSt. Ephrem the Syrian - Biography and Online Writings


Early Church Father and Doctor of the Church


Life: St. Ephrem (also spelt Ephraem) the Syrian was a deacon who wrote his reflections almost exclusively in poetry, in the Syriac Aramaic language which was a dialect of the same language spoken by Our Lord and the apostles.  He lived for most of his life in the city of Edessa, and wrote with such beauty on so many topics that he is regarded as one of the Doctors of the Church.  Saint Ephrem died in the year 373 AD.  His emphatic insistence on the absolute sinlessness of the Virgin Mary makes him an early witness of the Church's belief in Mary's Immaculate Conception.


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