Hymns of Saint Ephrem the Syrian


Mary Hansbury

ISBN: 978-0-7283-0167-2

LENGTH: 53 pages

Fairacres Publications 149

2006 R/2018

Table Blessings’ of St Ephrem, fourth-century poet and spiritual teacher, recalling the events of salvation history and combining delight in the beauty of creation with praise and thanksgiving to the Creator.

St Ephrem the Syrian (306-376), a visionary poet and spiritual teacher of the early Christian centuries, is known chiefly as the author of numerous hymns. These examples of his ‘Table Blessings’, recalling the events of salvation history, combine lyrical delight in the good and beautiful things of creation with an outpouring of praise and thanksgiving to their Creator.

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53 pages


Mary Hansbury



Book Size

140 x 210 mm


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Author Bio

Mary Hansbury is a student and teacher of early Syriac literature and is also a trained iconographer. Her publications include translations of St Isaac of Nineveh and the Letters of John of Dalyatha.

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