First Stars

The first stars appear in the night sky behind the bell tower and minaret

Trapeza Bell Late Afternoon

The trapeza bell in the last rays of the afternoon sun

The Icon of the Resurrection

The icon of the Resurrection of Christ is placed on the marble proskynetarion. Monks and pilgrims venerate it upon entering the church.

Chapel of Saint George

This year, the feast of the Theotokos of the Life-giving Spring (celebrated on the Friday after Pascha) coincided with April 23, the feast of Saint George. Father Michael celebrated the Liturgy in the chapel of Saint George.

Censing with his paschal candle at the beginning of the Divine Liturgy

Reading the Holy Gospel

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Agape Vespers

At Sinai, we have the service of Agape Vespers on Sunday morning. The Gospel is read in many languages, as a sign that the Glad Tidings of the Resurrection of Christ have gone forth into all the world.

All the lamps are lit over the reliquary of Saint Catherine, which is also covered with […]

Holy Pascha

. . . ἔδωκεν ἑαυτὸν ἀντάλλαγμα τῷ θανάτῳ, ἐν ᾧ κατειχόμεθα, πεπραμένοι ὑπὸ τὴν ἁμαρτίαν· καὶ κατελθὼν διὰ τοῦ σταυροῦ εἰς τὸν ᾅδην, ἵνα πληρώσῃ ἑαυτοῦ τὰ πάντα, ἔλυσε τὰς ὀδύνας τοῦ θανάτου· καὶ ἀναστὰς τῇ τρίτῃ ἡμέρᾳ, καὶ ὁδοποιήσας πάσῃ σαρκὶ τὴν ἐκ νεκρῶν ἀνάστασιν, καθότι οὐκ ἦν δυνατὸν κρατεῖσθαι ὑπὸ τῆς φθορᾶς τὸν […]