A video of a young boy chanting a church hymn to Saint Ephraim of Nea Makri in front of the Saint’s icon has gone viral on social media.
The clip that shows a boy kneeling in front of a large icon of Saint Ephraim seems to have been shot a few weeks ago in Crete.
In the video, the boy can be seen and heard singing the troparion of Saint Ephraim the New Martyr in perfect Byzantine chant.
‘The little one sings like an angel. Emotion… awe… respect,’ reads the video description.
Thou didst shine forth like the sun on the mountain of Ammomon, O God-bearer, and through martyrdom thou didst depart unto God. Thou didst endure the invasion of the barbarians, O Ephraim, Great Martyr of Christ. Therefore, thou dost gush forth grace forever to those who devoutly call upon thee. Glory to Him Who gave thee strength. Glory to Him Who magnified thee. Glory to Him Who, through thee, granteth healing to all. (Troparion to Saint Ephraim the New)
The New Martyr and Wonderworker Saint Ephraim of Nea Makri is commemorated on May 5 by the Orthodox Church.