Making Prosphora

Ὁμοία ἐστὶν ἡ βασιλεία τῶν οὐρανῶν ζύμῃ, ἣν λαβοῦσα γυνὴ ἐνέκρυψεν εἰς ἀλεύρου σάτα τρία ἕως οὗ ἐζυμώθη ὅλον.

The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. (Matthew 13:33)

Making prosphora from natural yeast (‘sourdough’) starter is a […]

Chapel of the Prophet Aaron

The Chapel of the Prophet Aaron in the last moments of sunlight

The Topmost Kelli

The topmost kelli along the east wall

The Feast of Saint Catherine 2017

This year, many pilgrims came for the feast of Saint Catherine, from Egypt, Greece, Cyprus, Romania, and Russia.

Early morning with all the lamps lit, as pilgrims begin to fill the church.

Bishop Theodoros of Babylon represented the Patriarch of Alexandria, while Archbishop Theophylaktos of Jordan represented the Patriarch of Jerusalem. One hierodeacon […]

Birds on the Bell Tower

The bell tower in the early morning, with grackles and pigeons absorbing the first warmth of the sun.