Ephrem of Nisibis, Deacon and Poet, 373
Pour out upon us, O Lord, that same Spirit by which your deacon Ephrem declared the mysteries of faith in sacred song; that, with gladdened hearts, we too might proclaim the riches of your glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Ephrem was a teacher, poet, orator, and defender of the Faith.*
*The Lectionary, http://www.satucket.com/lectionary/Ephrem_Edessa.htm