See:. NV Izmailov Sketches of Pushkin. L., 1975: 243- 259. 140 St. Ephrem the Syrian -. Syrian, the son of a Syrian priest, who lived in the III. He was an ardent follower and preacher of Christianity, long lived in the desert and wrote a huge number of religious texts. From his prayer is especially revered by the Orthodox Church one that is read during Lent preceding Easter Holy. She shifted and Pushkin. 141 Church-Slavic text of the prayer: "O Lord and Master of my life, the spirit of idleness, despondency, lyubonachaliya not grant me. The spirit of chastity, humility, patience and love, grant me thy servant! Yea, O Lord, King, grant me to see my own transgressions, for blessed art Thou unto ages of ages. Amen".