The Exceptional Virgin by St. Ephrem the Syrian

"The womb and Sheol shouted with joy and cried outabout Your resurrection. The womb that was sealedconceived You; Sheol that was secured,brought You forth. Against nature,the womb conceived, and Sheol yielded.Sealed was the grave which they entrusted with keeping the dead man. Virginal was the womb that no man knew. The virginal womband the sealed... Continue Reading →

The second mother blessed by St. Ephrem the Syrian

"Just as their very bodies have sinned and died, and as the earth, their mother is cursed (cf. Gen 3:17-19), so because of this body which is the incorruptible church, his earth is blessed from the beginning. This earth is Mary's body, the temple in which a seed has been deposited. Observe the angel who... Continue Reading →

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