Hymns Of St Ephrem The Syrian Paperback

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Hymns Of St Ephrem The Syrian

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St Ephrem the Syrian who lived in the 4th century is a great visionary poet and spiritual teacher of the earliest Christian centuries. A lyrical delight in the beautiful things of creation, rich theological symbolism, striking and simple imagery and a sense of gratitude throughout are the hallmarks of his style.

He left a significant body of work including many hymns. This booklet provides a new translation of hymns that are also table blessings, recently attributed to St Ephrem. Table blessings are an essential aspect of Jewish spiritual tradition, and in Christianity this is mirrored in the central place given to the Eucharist. Thanksgiving, hospitality and communion with others and with God are major themes.

In the 4th century, it seems that shared meals were often celebrated in the Christian community, and these hymns were probably written for that use. They are rich with Eucharistic symbolism and may be used wherever people gather around a table today - in communities, parishes and homes.

Hymns Of St Ephrem The Syrian by Mary Hansbury was published by Canterbury Press in August 2006 and is our 40180th best seller. The ISBN for Hymns Of St Ephrem The Syrian is 9780728301672.

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Details for Hymns Of St Ephrem The Syrian

Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherCanterbury Press (August 2006)
Number of Pages56
Thickness11 mm
Height216 mm
Width135 mm
Product Code1003157
Page last updated 10th February 2018
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