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