Saint Ephraim the Syrian on Tears of Repentance

St. Ephraim the Syrian

St. Ephraim the Syrian

Even though there is only one baptism for the whitening of stains, yet there are two eyes which, when filled with tears, provide a baptismal font for the limbs. For the Creator knew well beforehand that sins multiply in us at all times, and though there is only a single baptism, he fixed in the single body two fonts that give absolution.

* This excerpt is from “Hymns on the Ascetic Abraham” by St. Ephraim the Syrian


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