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|−|Our Righteous Father '''[[ Ephrem the Syrian]]''' was a prolific Syriac language [[hymnography|hymn writer]], [[monk]] and [[theologian]] of the 4th century. He is [[venerate]]d by Christians throughout the world, but especially among Syriac Christians, as a [[saint]]. His [[feast day]] in the [[Orthodox Church]] is [[January 28]]. |+|
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|−|The most well known of the writings attributed to him is the ''[[Prayer of Saint Ephrem]]'' that is a part of most days of [[Great Lent]]:<br><br><center>O Lord and Master of my life,<br>take from me the spirit of sloth,<br>meddling, lust of power, and idle talk.<br><br>But give rather the spirit of chastity,<br>humility, patience, and love to Thy servant.<br><br>Yea, O Lord and King,<br>grant me to see my own sins and not to judge my brother,<br>for Thou art blessed unto ages of ages. Amen.<br><br>O God, be gracious to me, a sinner.</center> | |
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