Christ institutes Church by St. Ephrem the Syrian

“He walked upon the sea (cf. Mt 14:25-31); he appeared in the cloud (cf. Mt 17:5); he liberated his Church from the circumcision; he replaced Joshua, son of Nun, with the virgin John, and to him, he entrusted Mary (cf. Jn 19:25-27), his Church, as Moses consigned his flock to Joshua (cf. Dt 31:7-8).”

Ephrem the Syrian: Diatessaron 12,5; SC 121, 216.

Christ entrusts the church to his people.

If you are interested in more quotes on Virgin Mary, you can find them in Mary and the Fathers of the Church on Amazon in both in Kindle and paperback formats.


Gambero, L., 1999. Mary and the Fathers of the Church 1st ed. Translated by Buffer, T., San Francisco: Ignatius Press. p.115

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