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1. Graece

Acrostic Paraenesis, trans. Tikhon Alexander Pino
CPG 3964     Paraenesis
Inc.  Ἀκούσατε ταῦτα ὑμεῖς υἱοὶ φωτὸς ὄντες

Greek, ed. Phrantzoles 3: 357-358; Assemani 5:364-365.


Concerning Certain Questions, trans. Tikhon Alexander Pino
CPG 3965     De quibusdam interrogationibus
Inc. Περὶ ὧν ἠρωτήσατε, μαθεῖν βουλόμενοι
Greek, ed. Phrantzoles 3:359-62; ed. Assemani 5:365-66


Division of the Passions, trans. Tikhon Alexander Pino
Diuisio affectionum
Inc. Τὰ μέν ἐστι σωματικά
Greek, ed. Phrantzoles 5:411


Exhortation to Hesychia, trans. Tikhon Alexander Pino
CPG 4021     Adortatio de silentio et quiete
Inc. Κτῆσαι δὲ τὴν ἡσυχίαν ὥσπερ τεῖχος ὀχυρόν
Greek, ed. Phrantzoles 6:42-46; ed. Assemani 6:234-236


Exhortation to the Monks of Egypt [10 of 50], trans. Archimandrite Ephrem (Lash)
CPG              Sermones paraenetici ad monachos Aegypti 
Inc. Δόξα σοι, ὁ Θεός, δόξα σοι· καὶ πάλιν ἐρῶ, δόξα σοι, ὁ Θεός, ὑπερύ- (1)μνητος καὶ ὑπερυψούμενος εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.
Greek, ed. Phrantzoles 3:36-294


Fifty-five Beatitudes, trans. Archimandrite Ephrem (Lash)
CPG 3935      Beatitudines, capita quinquaginta quinque
Inc. Μακάριος ὃς γέγονεν ὅλος ἐλεύθερος ἐν Κυρίῳ
Greek, ed. Phrantzoles 2:252-266; ed. Assemani 4:282-92


Homily on Cain and Abel, trans. Fr. Kevin Kalish
CPG 4112     Sermo de Cain, et de Abel caedo
Inc. Ἀρύσασθαι ἀκριβῶς ἐνθυμούμενος
Greek, ed. Phrantzoles 7:199-217


How the Thief Entered Paradise before the Resurrection, trans. David Kiger
CPG 4116     Quomodo latro ante resurrectionem in paradisum intrauit
Inc. Οἱ τὴν τῶν σωμάτων ἀνάστασιν ἐξαρνούμενοι
Greek, ed. Phrantzoles 7:83-85.


On Abraham and Isaac, trans. Archimandrite Ephrem (Lash)
CPG 3954     Sermo I in Abraham et Isaac
Inc. Ἀποικίζει ὁ Θεὸς τὸν δίκαιον Ἀβραὰμ ἐκ τῶν συγγενῶν αὐτοῦ καὶ πάντων τῶν ἰδίων
Greek, ed. Phrantzoles 7:218-232; ed. Assemani 5:312-19; S.I. Mercati, S. Ephraem Syri Opera I. Monumenta Biblica et Ecclesiastica I. Rome, 1953: 43-95; PG 56:537-42 [where it is attributed to St. John Chrysostom]


On Beatitudes and Woes, trans. Tikhon Alexander Pino
CPG 3960     De beatitudinibus atque infelicitatibus
Inc. Μακάριοι οἱ τὸν Θεὸν ἀγαπήσαντες καὶ διὰ τὴν ἀγάπην αὐτοῦ καταφρονοῦντες
Greek, ed. Phrantzoles 3:323-326.


On Joseph, trans. Archimandrite Ephrem (Lash)
CPG 3938     Sermo in pulcherrimum Ioseph
Inc.Ὁ Θεὸς τοῦ Ἀβραάμ, ὁ Θεὸς τοῦ Ἰσαάκ, ὁ Θεὸς τοῦ Ἰακώβ, ὁ Θεὸς ὁ εὐλογημένος, ὁ ἐκλεξάμενος τὸ σπέρμα τὸ ἅγιον τῶν ἰδίων θεραπόντων
Greek, ed. Phrantzoles 7:260-300; Assemani 5:21-41; extant also in Latin, Coptic, Georgia, and Slavonic versions


On Love [Three Short Discourses], trans. Archimandrite Ephrem (Lash)
CPG 3980    De caritate
Inc. Καλῶς εἶπεν ὁ Κύριος ὅτι τὸ φορτίον μού ἐστιν ἐλαφρόν
Greek, ed. Phrantzoles, 5:118-28; ed. Assemani 6:13-17


On Prayer [Three Short Discourses], trans. Archimandrite Ephrem (Lash)
CPG 3982    De oratione
Inc. Μακάριον ὄντως μὴ ἁμαρτάνειν
Greek, ed. Phrantzoles 5:129-32; ed. Assemani 6:19-21


On Psalmody [Three Short Discourses], trans. Archimandrite Ephrem (Lash)
CPG 3981     De Psalmo
Inc. Καὶ περὶ τῆς ἀγάπης ταῦτα καὶ πλείονα τούτων. Ἡμεῖς δὲ πάλιν ἐπὶ τὸπροκείμενον ἐπανέλθωμεν, περὶ μετανοίας λαλοῦντες
Greek, ed. Phrantzoles 5:133-36; ed. Assemani 6:17-19
A separate translation of this text can also be found on this page.


On the Eight Thoughts, trans. Tikhon Alexander Pino
CPG
Inc. Γἰνωσκε, τέκνον, ὅτι ὀκτώ εἰσιν οἱ λογισμοὶ πάντες
Greek, ed. Phrantzoles, 3:295-298


On the Fathers Who Have Completed Their Course, trans Archimandrite Ephrem (Lash)
CPG 3921     Sermo in patres defunctos
Inc. Τὴν καρδίαν μου ἀλγῶ· συμπαθεῖτε, ἀδελφοί, δοῦλοι εὐλογημένοι

Greek, ed. Phrantzoles 2:9-16; Assemani 4:172-75; extant also in Latin, Georgian, Arabic, and Slavonic versions


On the Second Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, trans. Tikhon Alexander Pino
CPG 3920     In secundum adventum domini nostri Jesu Christi
Inc. Προσέλθετε καὶ δεῦτε, υἱοὶ φωτός
Greek, ed. Phrantzoles 3:404-415; Assemani 4:167-171; extant also in Latin trans. of Ambrosius Traversari (Florence, 1481).


On the Spiritual State, trans. Tikhon Alexander Pino
CPG 3976    De statu spiritali
Inc.  Ἐν μὲν τῇ πλατείᾳ ὁδῷ ἔστι ταῦτα
Greek, ed. Phrantzoles 3:305; ed. Assemani 4:432


On the Verse: There Will Be Two in the Field, trans. Tikhon Alexander Pino
CPG 3985    Duo erunt in agro
Inc.   Ἤκουσας ὅτι δύο ἔσονται ἐν τῷ ἀγρῷ
Greek, ed. Phrantzoles 4:290-292.


On the Transfiguration, trans. Archimandrite Ephrem (Lash)
CPG 3939    Sermo in transfigurationem domini et dei salvatoris nostri Jesu Christi
Inc. Ἐκ τῆς χώρας θέρους χαρμονή
Greek, ed. Phrantzoles 7:13-30; Assemani 5:41-49; extant also in Syriac, Latin, Coptic, Armenian, Georgian, Arabic, and Slavonic versions


On the Passion, trans. Archimandrite Ephrem (Lash)
CPG 4025     Sermo de passione Saluatoris
Inc. Φοβοῦμαι τὸ λαλῆσαι καὶ τῇ γλώσσῃ
Greek, ed. Phrantzoles 7:31-41; ed. Assemani 6:244-48


One Hundred Chapters: How One Attains Humility, trans. Tikhon Alexander Pino
CPG 3936    
Inc. Ἀρχὴ καρποφορίας ἄνθος
Greek, ed. Phrantzoles, 2:288-362.


Prayer (I Have Sinned against Heaven), trans. Tikhon Alexander Pino
CPG 3926     Precatio
Inc.  Ἥμαρτον εἰς τὸν οὐρανὸν καὶ ἐνώπιόν σου
Greek, ed. Phrantzoles 2:44-45; Assemani 4:187; extant also in two Georgian versions


Prayer of St Ephrem
CPG 4078    Precatio nona (Precationes e sacris scripturis collectae, quarum pleraequae sunt Sancti Ephraim, pro iis qui uolunt suam ipsorum procliuem ad passiones uoluptatesque uoluntatem cohibere)
Inc. Κύριε καὶ Δέσποτα τῆς ζωῆς μου
Greek, ed. Phrantzoles 6:353; ed. Assemani 4:523; extant also in a Slavonic version


Sermon in Heptasyllabics, trans. Archimandrite Ephrem (Lash)
CPG 3924    Sermo heptasyllabus
Inc. Εἰδότες οὖν, ἀδελφοί, τὴν ἀσθένειαν αὐτοῦ
Greek, ed. Phrantzoles 2:32-33; Assemani 4:182; extant also in a Georgian version


Sermon in Tetrasyllable, trans. Tikhon Alexander Pino
CPG 3923    Sermo tetrasyllabus
Inc. Νικηθεὶς δὲ κατὰ κράτος ὁ πονηρὸς
Greek, ed. Phrantzoles 2:29-31; Assemani 4:181-82; extant also in a Georgian version


To the Indolent Soul, trans. Tikhon Alexander Pino
CPG 4059     Ad animam neglegentem
Inc. Ψυχή, μὴ κατάπιπτε, μηδὲ θλίβου
Greek, ed. Phrantzoles 5:427-431


 

2. Syriace

Against Bardaisan’s Domnus, trans. C.W. Mitchell
S. Ephraim’s Prose Refutations of Mani, Marcion and Bardaisan, vol. 2. Oxford, 1921.

(Link to original publication)


Against Mani, trans. C.W. Mitchell
S. Ephraim’s Prose Refutations of Mani, Marcion and Bardaisan, vol. 2. Oxford, 1921.

(Link to original publication)


Against Marcion 1-3, trans. C.W. Mitchell
S. Ephraim’s Prose Refutations of Mani, Marcion and Bardaisan, vol. 2. Oxford, 1921.
(Link to original publication)


Discourses to Hypatius 1-5, trans. C.W. Mitchell
S. Ephraim’s Prose Refutations of Mani, Marcion and Bardaisan, vol. 2. Oxford, 1921.
(Link to original publication)


Homily on Admonition and Repentance, trans. A. Edward Johnston
NPNF 2.13


Homily on the Sinful Woman, trans. A. Edward Johnston
NPNF 2.13


Homily on Our Lord, trans. A. Edward Johnston
NPNF 2.13


Hymns for the Feast of Epiphany, trans. A. Edward Johnston
NPNF 2.13


Hymns on the Nativity, trans. J. B. Morris and A. Edward Johnston
Oxford Library of the Fathers; NPNF 2.13


Nisibene Hymns, trans. J. T. Sarsfield Stopford
NPNF 2.13


On Virginity, trans. C.W. Mitchell
S. Ephraim’s Prose Refutations of Mani, Marcion and Bardaisan, vol. 2. Oxford, 1921.
(Link to original publication)


The Pearl, Seven Hymns on the Faith, trans. J.B. Morris
Oxford Library of the Fathers; NPNF 2.13


Stanzas against Bardaisan, trans. C.W. Mitchell
S. Ephraim’s Prose Refutations of Mani, Marcion and Bardaisan, vol. 1. Oxford, 1912.
(Link to original publication)


In Print

3. Graece

A Spiritual Psalter Or Reflections on God, excerpted by St Theophan the Recluse from the Works of Our Holy Father Ephraim the Syrian. Liberty, TN: St. John of Kronstadt Press, 1997.


 

4. Syriace

The Armenian Prayers. Texts from Christian Late Antiquity 36. Gorgias Press, 2014.


Bride of Light. Moran Etho 6. Gorgias Press, 2010.

Hymns on the Nativity  11, 16, 17, 36, 37

Hymns on Mary 1-16


Commentary on Tatian’s Diatessaron. Journal of Semitic Studies Supplement 2. Oxford, 1994.


Ephraim Syrus. Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Series 2, Volume 13. T&T Clark, 1900. Reprinted by Hendrickson, 1996 (see links to online texts above)

Nisibene Hymns 1-21, 25-42, 52-68

Hymn On the Nativity of Christ in the Flesh 1-19

Hymn For the Feast of the Epiphany 1-15

Hymns On the Faith (“The Pearl”) 1-7

Homily On Our Lord

Homily On Admonition and Repentance

Homily On the Sinful Woman  


Ephrem the Syrian: Hymns. Classics of Western Spirituality. Paulist Press, 1989.

On the Nativity (all 28 hymns)

On Virginity

Against Julian

On the Symbols of the Lord   


Ephraim the Syrian: Select Poems, trans. Sebastian Brock and George Kiraz. Brigham Young University, 2007.

Nisibene Hymns 1, 41, 53

On Faith 10, 14, 31, 49, 82

On Paradise 5

On Virginity 7

On the Church 36, 37

On the Cross 2

On the Fast 3; 6

On the Nativity 11; 17

On the Resurrection 1, 2

On the Unleavened Bread 3


Ephrem the Syrian’s Hymns on the Unleavened Bread, trans. J. Edward Walters. Texts from Christian Late Antiquity 30. Gorgias Press, 2012.


The Exodus Commentary of St Ephrem, trans. Alison G. Salvesen. Moran Etho 8. Gorgias Press, 2011.


The Harp of the Spirit, trans. Sebastian Brock. Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies 1, 2013.

On Faith 10, 14, 20, 31, 73, 82, 85

On the Church 36

Nisibene Hymns 36, 50, 52, 53, 69

On Virginity 7, 33, 48

Armenian Hymns 49

On the Resurrection 1, 2

On the Fast 6

On the Nativity  11

Homily on the Nativity

On the Unleavened Bread  3

On Paradise 5


Hymns on Faith, trans. Jeffrey Wickes. Fathers of the Church 130. Catholic University of America Press, 2015.

Includes all 87 ‘Hymns on Faith’


Hymns on Paradise, trans. Sebastian Brock. Popular Patristic Series 10. St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1997.

Includes all 15 ‘Hymns on Paradise’


Mary and Joseph, and Other Dialogue Poems on Mary, trans. Sebastian Brock. Texts from Christian Late Antiquity 8. Gorgias Press, 2011.


St. Ephraim’s Prose Refutations of Mani, Marcion, and Bardaisan. 2 Vols. Oxford, 1912-1921. Reprinted by Gorgias Press, 2008.
[see links above]


Selected Prose Works, trans. Edward G. Mathews, Jr. Fathers of the Church 91. Catholic University of America, 1994.

Commentary on Genesis

Commentary on Exodus

Homily on Our Lord

Letter to Publius


Select Works of Ephrem the Syrian, trans. J.B Morris. Oxford Library of the Fathers. Oxford, 1947. Reprinted as Rhythms of Saint Ephrem. Kiraz Theological Archive 31. Gorgias Press, 2011 (see links above to NPNF texts online)
(link to original text online)

Thirteen Rhythms on the Nativity

Rhythm against the Jews

The Pearl, or Seven Rhythms on the Fath

Eighty Rhythms upon the Faith, against the Disputers (adv. Scrut)

Three Rhythms concerning the Faith (contr. Scrut.)


Treasure-House of Mysteries, trans. Sebastian Brock. Popular Patristics Series 45. St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2012.

On Faith 8, 10, 32, 49

On Unleavened Bread 3

On Paradise 2-3

The Sinful Woman and Satan: Luke 7:36-48

Nisibene Hymns 41

On the Nativity 17

On Epiphany 6

On the Fast 6


A “Guide to the Main Editions and Translations,” by Sebastian Brock, is available online.

 

 

 

 

 

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