Wednesday, April 30, 2014

St. Ephrem Of Syria

"What a wonder is Mary! The Lord entered her, and became a Servant; the Word entered her, and became silent within her; Thunder entered her, and His voice was still; the Shepherd of all entered her, and He became a Lamb in her, and came forth bleating."
–St. Ephrem of Syria

Friday, April 18, 2014

Simon of Cyrene

Simon of Cyrene was forced to help Christ carry the cross on that long dusty road to the top of the mountain.  Simon reluctantly came into the faith but ended up finding it sweet.  His two sons Rufus and Alexander became bishops of the early church.