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Saint Ephraim the Syrian Icon - S415

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Although his parents were strong Christians, Ephraim (or Ephrem), born in Nisbis, was thoughtless and rebellious in his youth. It was not until his antics bordered on crime and he was accused of theft that Ephrem began to repent of his ways, and he struggled for a while to truly repent, and not only fear punishment. 

As a young man looking to change, he went into the wilderness to join a community of hermits. Under their guidance, he took to the life of a monk. He devoted himself to prayer, study, and writing. He composed hundreds of hymns, sermons, and apologetic works, and went on to teach outside his monastic community. He traveled for a period of his life and participated in the Church’s development, but he spent his final years in a cave in silence and solitude. He is commemorated on January 28.

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  • Beautiful

    Posted by Isaac Khushaba on Jan 16th 2022

    Great Quality, you can really see the effort into these icons

  • Beautiful icon

    Posted by Michelle on Dec 4th 2021

    I say the prayer to St. Ephraim (Ephrem) every day not only during Lent, and this icon is humbly hung in my icon corner.

  • Gift

    Posted by Christie Sellas on Feb 20th 2020

    It was given as a gift, receiver was very satisfied.


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