Virginia Barton

9 June 2014: St Ephraem the Syrian

 

9 June 2014

 

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Last weekend I failed to mention not only the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings, but also the great Feast of Pentecost.

Too late for D-Day, but today is the Feast of St Ephraem the Syrian (c. 303-373), who writes of the enigmatic Third Person of the Trinity most beautifully:

“The Holy Spirit longs to find the gates to our heart,
so that He may enter in and dwell there,
and sanctify it; and He goes round about to all the gates
to see where He may enter.”

 

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  • Coal-Filled Wellies says on: June 10, 2014 at 8:02 am

     

    St E could have written that yesterday.

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