Church gives Living Bread by St. Ephrem the Syrian

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“The Church gave us the living Bread,
in place of the unleavened bread that Egypt had given
Mary gave us the refreshing bread,
in place of the fatiguing bread that Eve had procured for us.”

Ephrem the Syrian: Hymns for the Unleavend Bread 6, 6-7; CSCO 249, 11.

It is amazing how the church feeds on the body and blood of Jesus. If we follow Mary’s example in obedience, we become alive by that bread.

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

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