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Simple Cross

The simple metal cross over the entrance to the chapel of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, at Bostani, a short distance from the monastery.

4 comments to Simple Cross

  • Maria

    Thanks father Justin!
    Paradoxically I have never noticed it in Sinai
    Thanks for the photographs

  • Richard Saloom

    Dear Father Justin,
    I did some reading that describes the Bostani chapel/site as a dependency. Do monks from Saint Catherine’s stay there currently? Also, in the shrines, does anyone still live isolated from the main body of monks?
    With Best Regards,
    Richard

    • Father Justin

      Bostani has a central chapel with kellia, and surrounding gardens. The gardens are maintained by bedouin who work for the monastery. The area is appealing as a site for a solitary monk or small community, but no one lives there at present. The same is true for many remote chapels and kellia.

  • EARLENE SCHMITT

    Beautiful photo Fr Justin.
    The gradient of light is perfectly radial, outlining the cross-inspiring!

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