Ephrem the Syrian. St. Ephrem the Syrian was born about 306 at Nisibis in Mesopotamia. He saw hymns as a means of Christian education. Hence many of his. Some treat of crucifixion, paradise, the church and even virginity. These were. He was a prolific apologist who also composed memorable hymns. He is a revered figure in the Eastern Churches, and one of the very early Doctors of the Church as…