Updated List of Translations, with new links to the translations of the late Fr. Ephrem (Lash)

11958221_559251244215566_6381401799908636480_oThe List of Translations (from both Greek and Syriac) has been updated (click here to open it). This update includes new links to the translations of the late Fr. Ephrem (Lash), whose page is again available via webarchive (click here to access it).



Image: Manuscript of the writings of St. Ephrem the Syrian (Graecus) in the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra (Russia)

New Translation: “Imitate the Prodigal”


For the Sunday of the Prodigal Son, we offer the short sermon To the Indolent Soul, which encourages the sinner to refrain from giving up and despairing. Like the prodigal, we are to return to our Father, who has no desire to send anyone to eternal punishment.

Click here to read the sermon To the Indolent Soul

Image from the digital repository of the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana (Plut.6.23 f. 141v)

Greetings once again with the Feast of St. Ephrem!

In lieu of a new translation, we share some lovely images of a manuscript in the Vatican Library containing the Ephremic homily On the Passion of the Savior.


This manuscript, which dates to the 10th or 11th century, is a festal homilary, containing sermons by St. Athanasios, St. Gregory of Nyssa, St. Gregory the Theologian, St. John Chrysostom, St. Cyril of Alexandria, and others.


This text has been translated by Fr. Ephrem (Lash) and can be found by clicking here.


Click here to view the manuscript on the website of the Vatican Library

Images Copyright Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana


Click here to read portions of the Akolouthia for the feast of St. Ephrem