Daily Catholic Quote — From the Testament of St. Ephrem

by ICL Editor | June 9, 2013 7:30 am

St. Ephrem[1]

St. Ephrem

“From The Testament of St. Ephrem”

“Lay me not with sweet spices,
For this honor avails me not,
Nor yet use incense and perfumes,
For the honor befits me not.
Burn yet the incense in the holy place;
As for me, escort me only with your prayers,
Give ye your incense to God,
And over me send up hymns.
Instead of perfumes and spices,
Be mindful of me in your intercessions.”

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