Mass of June 18: St. Ephrem, Deacon, Confessor, & Doctor of the Church

Jun 18 2019 7:00 am

Commemoration of Ss. Mark & Marcellianus, Martyrs.
Proper on pages 1308, 1032, 1009, 730.  Common Preface on page 886.

St. Ephrem of Nisibis in Mesopotamia was cast forth from his home by his father, a pagan priest.  At first he lived as a hermit; he was later ordained a Deacon of Edessa and became renowned as a poet, an orator, and a holy monk.  He died A.D. 379.