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Sunrise After Light Snow

The bell tower and minaret at sunrise after a light snow had fallen through the night.

Snow Clouds

Snow clouds over the foothills of Sinai bring a light dusting of snow.

Wreathed in Cloud

The granite peaks to the north of the monastery are wreathed in cloud.

Be Thou There

A detail of Joseph’s dream, from a twelfth century icon of the Nativity.

Now the angel having thus appeared, talks not with Mary, but with Joseph; and what says he? ‘Arise, and take the young Child and His mother.’ Here, he says not any more, ‘your wife’, but ‘His mother’. For after that the […]

Trapeza Bell Shadow

The mid-morning sun creates a shadow of the trapeza bell on the wall of the storeroom.