quotations · textiles in literature

Texts & Textiles: Ephrem of Syria

The two things You asked, we have by Your birth.

You put on our visible body; let us put on your hidden power.

Our body became Your garment; Your spirit became our robe.

Blessed is He Who was adorned and adorned us!”

from Ephrem of Syria, “Hymn 22 on the Nativity.”  Ephrem the Syrian, Hymns. Trans. Kathryn McVey. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1989.

Merry Christmas from Whole Cloth! May this day be full of the joy of Christ’s Incarnation.

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