Window Panes

Window panes from a kelli in the east wall reflect the setting sun.

Bell Tower and Minaret in First Shadow

For a few moments after the bell tower and minaret have slipped into shadow, the mountain behind is still illuminated by the last rays of the setting sun.

Basilica Foundations

Excavations along the south wall of the sixth century basilica reveal granite ashlars resting on bedrock.

A course of field stones was placed against the ashlars. This course is almost five feet below the present ground level.

Saint Panteleimon

I made the ascent yet again to celebrate the Liturgy at the chapel of Saint Panteleimon. I only took one photograph, showing the first sunlight on distant mountains.

Saint Anne’s 2019

Again we were able to celebrate the Liturgy at the Church of Saint Anne on her feast day. Father Iouvenalios is visiting from Jerusalem, and we were joined by four other pilgrims.

We left at 4:30 in the morning for the two hour climb to the little chapel. As we made our ascent, we […]

Feast of the Prophet Elias

It was a joy to celebrate the Liturgy today, with a few pilgrims, at the cave of the holy Prophet Elias.

The lamp hanging in front of the icon of the Prophet Elias.

From the Pilgrimage of Egeria, who visited Sinai in the year 383,

Having then fulfilled all the desire with which […]