January 28 – Ephraim the Syrian; Thomas Aquinas

Ephraim the Syrian (ca. 306–373) was sired by a pagan priest in Nisibis (now split between Nusaybin, Turkey, and Qamishli, Syria) and baptised at 18 (or 28). He immediately began to compose hymns and metrical sermons in his native Syriac. He is especially known for didactic hymns against various heresies: Arianism, Manicheeism, Marcionism, Bardaisanism, and… Continue reading January 28 – Ephraim the Syrian; Thomas Aquinas