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Reflected First Light

The monastery is still in shadow when the first light of a new day shines on the mountain peaks beyond the chapel of the Prophet Aaron.

Bell Tower and Minaret

The bell tower and minaret at sunrise. The cross on top of the bell tower is a favourite perch for doves and grackles in the early morning.

New Shoots

Every spring, the Burning Bush puts out new shoots.

In the year 383, Egeria made a pilgrimage from her native Spain to Jerusalem, after which she continued on to Sinai. It took her twenty-two days to travel along the Mediterranean, down the west coast of the Sinai peninsula, and then east to Pharan and […]