Divine Office | Keep watch: He is to come again

In today's Office of Readings we encounter a commentary on the Diatessaron by Saint Ephraem, deacon (306-373 A.D.). Saint Ephraem was a poet and a theologian. He lived all his life in Mesopotamia, first founding a school and then, when the Persians invaded his native town of Nisibis, moving to Edessa. He preached there, and laid the foundations of its great school of theology. He is famous not only for the beauty of expression of his homilies but also for his hymns, which have spread far beyond his native Syriac church and are in use in East and West alike. For a reflection, "Keep watch: He is to come again," please click on the image. Peace be with you!

Divine Office | Keep watch: He is to come again

In today's Office of Readings we encounter a commentary on the Diatessaron by Saint Ephraem, deacon (306-373 A.D.). Saint Ephraem was a poet and a theologian. He lived all his life in Mesopotamia, first founding a school and then, when the Persians invaded his native town of Nisibis, moving to Edessa. He preached there, and laid the foundations of its great school of theology. He is famous not only for the beauty of expression of his homilies but also for his hymns, which have spread far beyond his native Syriac church and are in use in East and West alike. For a reflection, "Keep watch: He is to come again," please click on the image. Peace be with you!

Divine Office | The cross of Christ gives life to the human race

In today's Office of Readings we encounter a reading from a sermon by Saint Ephraem, deacon (306-373 A.D.). Saint Ephraem was a poet and a theologian. He lived all his life in Mesopotamia, first founding a school and then, when the Persians invaded his native town of Nisibis, moving to Edessa. He preached there, and laid the foundations of its great school of theology. He is famous not only for the beauty of expression of his homilies but also for his hymns, which have spread far beyond his native Syriac church and are in use in East and West alike. For a reflection, "The Cross of Christ Gives Life to the Human Race," please click on the image. Peace be with you!