Chapel of the Forty Martyrs of Sinai and Raithou

On January 14, we celebrate the feast day of the Forty Martyrs of Sinai and Raithou. In the year 373, forty monks were martyred at Raithou, on the coast of the Red Sea. Another forty monks were martyred at Sinai.

The chapel to the south of the Chapel of the Burning Bush is dedicated to […]

Theophany 2017

In 1885, the monastery sponsored the construction of a church and school for the Greek community at Raithou, on the coast of the Red Sea. The church was constructed opposite the traditional site of the fourth century monastery where forty monks were martyred in the year 373.

The icons and the iconostasion were brought […]

A Throne of the Cherubim

Μυστήριον ξένον, ὁρῶ καὶ παράδοξον· οὐρανὸν τὸ Σπήλαιον· θρόνον Χερουβικὸν, τὴν Παρθένον· τὴν φάτνην χωρίον· ἐν ᾧ ἀνεκλίθη ὁ ἀχώρητος, Χριστὸς ὁ Θεός· ὃν ἀνυμνοῦντες μεγαλύνομεν.

A strange and wondrous mystery do I behold: the Cave is a heaven, the Virgin a throne of the Cherubim, the manger a place wherein is contained the Uncontainable, […]

The Feast of the Nativity of Christ 2016

And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. (Matthew 2:11)

And Matthew again saith, that the Wise men coming from the east […]

Proskomede in the Chapel of the Life-giving Spring

Using one of our own prosphora for the celebration of the Divine Liturgy in the Chapel of the All-holy Theotokos of the Life-giving Spring, τῆς Ὑπεραγίας Θεοτόκου τῆς Ζωοδόχου Πηγῆς.