Lives of Illustrious Men – Ephrem the deacon

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Ephraim, deacon of the church at Edessa, composed many works in the Syriac language, and became so distinguished that his writings are repeated publicly in some churches, after the reading of the Scriptures. I once read in Greek a volume by him On the Holy Spirit, which some one had translated from the Syriac, and recognized even in translation, the incisive power of lofty genius. He died in the reign of Valens.

MLA Citation

  • Saint Jerome. “Ephrem the deacon”. Lives of Illustrious Men, translated by Ernest Cushing Richardson. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 December 2012. Web. 25 September 2018. <>