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He was born of pagan parents.. The church commemorates the death of Anba Ephraim the Syrian

Today, Thursday, the Coptic Orthodox Church commemorates the “death” of Saint Anba Ephraim the Syrian, according to what was stated in the Synaxarion, a book that tells the stories of martyrs and saints in Christianity.

And it was stated in the Synaxarion that on this day in the year 379 AD, the father Anba Ephraim the Syrian departed, as he was born in the city of Nisibis in the early fourth generation of pagan parents during the days of the righteous King Constantine. He was baptized by him and baptized by him and stayed with him and began to worship excessively until he surpassed the people of his time and began to argue with the Gentiles and overcome them with the grace that is in him. When the Council of Nicaea gathered, his teacher Mar Jacob accompanied him there

And it happened one day, while the saint was praying, that he saw a pillar of light extending from earth to heaven. When he was astonished by that, he heard a voice saying to him: “This is Saint Basil, bishop of Caesarea.” Saint Basil, wearing his priesthood suit adorned with gold, doubted his holiness, so the Lord showed him a white dove that perched on his head. the description.

Saint Ephraim performed many verses and in his days Ibn Desan appeared and was an infidel. This father argued with him until he overpowered him and he wrote many articles and commands.

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