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St. Ephraim the Syrian

Inside the meek and humble man, the spirit of wisdom rests

St. Ephraim the Syrian2022-01-31T10:10:12-05:00

You will arise and have mercy on Zion; for the time to favor her, yes, the set time, has come. For Your servants take pleasure in her stones, and show favor to her dust. So the nations shall fear the name of the Lord, and all the kings of the earth Your glory. For the Lord […]

2022-09-15T06:07:37-04:00

Godly, Strong, Influential Women: The Faith of St. Julietta (VIII)

On this day (Epep 15; July 22) of the year 21 of the martyrs (305 AD), the two great saints, Cyriacus and Julietta, his mother, were martyred.
The Martyr Cyriacus is considered the youngest martyr to confess the Lord Christ, after the children of Bethlehem.

St. Cyriacus was born in the city […]

Godly, Strong, Influential Women: The Faith of St. Julietta (VIII)2021-07-22T08:43:49-04:00

Godly, Strong, Influential Women: The Courage of St. Mary of Egypt (VII)

While many people, and maybe especially females, fear being alone,
St. Mary willingly accepted to be alone for the Lord’s sake.

Perhaps that is what makes her dear to the hearts of many.

Mary was born in Alexandria around 345 AD to Christian parents.
At the age […]

Godly, Strong, Influential Women: The Courage of St. Mary of Egypt (VII)2021-06-23T10:48:30-04:00

Godly, Strong, Influential Women: The Wisdom of St. Catherine of Alexandria (VI)

St. Catherine was born to pagan Egyptian parents in the city of Alexandria around the year 288 AD.
They named her Zorothia.
God granted her dazzling beauty and superior intelligence.

She diligently studied philosophy, poetry, music, math, astronomy, and medicine.
From all of her studies, she realized the falsehood and corruption […]

Godly, Strong, Influential Women: The Wisdom of St. Catherine of Alexandria (VI)2021-06-19T06:49:25-04:00

Godly, Strong, Influential Women: The Courage of Mary Magdalene (V)

Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark,
and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.
Then she ran and came to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and said to them,
“They have […]

Godly, Strong, Influential Women: The Courage of Mary Magdalene (V)2021-01-24T18:47:25-05:00

Godly, Strong, Influential Women: The Loyalty of Jael (IV)

And the Lord routed Sisera and all his chariots and all his army with the edge of the sword before Barak;
and Sisera got down from his chariot and fled on foot…
But Sisera fled on foot to the tent of Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, his friend;
for there was peace […]

Godly, Strong, Influential Women: The Loyalty of Jael (IV)2021-01-21T12:01:05-05:00