Advent Demos: Hymns of St. Ephrem

Advent © Stephanie Guarino / Pillar Church, 2014

Advent © Stephanie Guarino / Pillar Church, 2014

The Hymns of St. Ephrem for Advent

Did you know that some people at Pillar recorded an awesome demo for Advent? We've been singing it during worship this last month, but if you haven't had a chance to give the songs a careful listen, click here.

In November of 2014, a group of us at Pillar Church got together and wrote a collection of Advent songs based on the nativity hymns of St. Ephrem the Syrian, a church father from the 4th century. His hymns are one the church's best kept secrets. We took excerpts from them and wrote our own songs based on them.

We recorded them quickly, using scrappy gear, so they are rough demos. Our goal was to get these songs out as soon as possible, so that the people of Pillar can give them a listen and sing them with us in worship.




released 20 November 2014
Rush recorded in November 2014 using scrappy gear and the nearest instruments by Andy Bast, Noah McLaren, and Steven Rodriguez.
Original album artwork by Stephanie Guarino.