by Saint Ephraim the Syrian
published by St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery Press
Paperback: 176 pages
The master of compunction, Saint Ephraim’s words prepare the soul for prayer, opening the heart to receive the grace of God.
Not even the hardest of hearts can remain unmoved by Saint Ephraim the Syrians’ writings on compunction or by his very vivid descriptions of the Last Judgement. For many generations up to the present day, the reading of the saint’s works has made tears in plenty flow, opening the way of repentance and conversion to sinners. Included in this edition is Saint Ephraim’s famous work On Repentance, a classic read many times throughout the years by monastics and laypersons alike, while his soul-stirring Hymns on Death and the Life Thereafter are presented here for the first time in any modern edition.