Archimandrite Ephrem's translations of Orthodox liturgical and patristic texts
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Archimandrite Ephrem (Lash) was well known for his translations of Orthodox liturgical and patristic texts. With his passing (may his memory be eternal!), easy access to his translations was lost. I have attempted to begin a correspondence with the appropriate people in order to make sure this repository is permitted, but am making these texts available here in the interim.

Please begin with Archimandrite Ephrem's Index.


I have written a simple Python script to convert Archimandrite Ephrem's original HTML (which seems to have been generated by Microsoft Frontpage) into Markdown. On a Mac, you must have Python 3, Virtualenv, and Pandoc installed to run the script. Most of these things can be installed with Homebrew.:

virtualenv -p python3 ve
. ve/bin/activate
pip install -r requirements.txt

Once you have this done, you should be able to run the script as follows:


The script will convert the files in the original directory to new markdown files in the files directory.

Work in Progress

The script that does the conversion is a work in progress. There are some flaws in the conversion process. At some point, once the script has done a good enough job, I will just get rid of it and future editing can place directly on the markdown files. Pull requests for improvements to the script are welcome.


I can be contacted via my blog, Parochianus.