What is the St. Ephrem Prayer?

What is the St. Ephrem Prayer?

St. Ephrem the Syrian (ca. 306-373 AD) was a monk, theologian, and poet who lived from 306 – 373 AD. He lived a life of service to others and ultimately gave his life ministering to victims of plague and famine in Edessa. We are encouraged to pray his penitential...
How will I Make this Lent (Great Fast) Really Great?

How will I Make this Lent (Great Fast) Really Great?

Great Lent is almost upon us. We use the terms Lent, Great Lent, and Great Fast interchangeably. This year it begins on Feb 15 (Mar 15 Julian Calendar). During this time we are encouraged to take forty days to prepare ourselves, and our families, so as to be...