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St. Ephrem the Syrian—Hymns on Mary | Hymn Ten

By James T. Majewski ( bio - articles - email ) | Dec 30, 2021 | In Catholic Culture Audiobooks (Podcast)

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“When He began to cry / she got up and gave Him milk; / she embraced Him as she sang to Him, / swaying her knees until He became still.

St. Ephrem—a Father and Doctor of the Church considered by many to be the greatest hymnographer the Church has ever seen—is perhaps best remembered for his hymns on Christmas and Epiphany. Listeners can be sure, then, that this reading of Ephrem’s Marian hymn on the Nativity is a real Christmas treat. Merry Christmas!

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Ep. 28—Ephrem, Symbolist—Way of the Fathers with Mike Aquilina: https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/27ephrem-symbolist/

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James T. Majewski is Director of Customer Relations for CatholicCulture.org, the host and “voice” of Catholic Culture Audiobooks, and co-host of Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast. A film and voice actor based in New York City, he holds a BA in Philosophy and an MFA in Acting. See full bio.

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