The Shadow of Saint Stephen’s Cross

At mid-morning, the cross over the Chapel of Saint Stephen casts a shadow on the opposite wall.

The Chapel of Saint Stephen in the Snow

The Chapel of Saint Stephen with a light dusting of snow.

I took these photographs in 1998 with a Nikon Coolpix 900, which had a 1.3 megapixel CCD.

Trapeza Storeroom

The trapeza (refectory) storeroom overlooking the porch behind the Burning Bush

Feast of Saint Catherine 2016

Many pilgrims were present this year for the feast of Saint Catherine. Bishop Joachim came from Jerusalem, and Bishop Nicholas from Alexandria, together with other clergy. Chanters came from Greece and Egypt, and were joined by members of the community.

The vigil began at eight o’clock in the evening, and went on through the night, […]

Getting Ready

The menologion icons have been temporarily removed from each column, the capitals have been cleaned, and the brass and silver are being polished in preparation for the feast of Saint Catherine.