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The Trapeza Bell

The trapeza bell in the first sunlight of a new day. The bell is rung after the noon service to summon the monks to the trapeza, the refectory.

Arbain 2020

An hour’s walk up the valley to the north of Sinai brings you to Arbain, the Church of the Forty Martyrs. We were unable to go there on March 9, the feast day of the saints. Father Michael celebrated the Liturgy there on the Wednesday after Pentecost.

That same day at vespers we chanted the […]

Passing Clouds

Passing clouds create shadows on the precipitous mountains to the north of the monastery.

Last Rays of the Sun

The mountains behind the Burning Bush are lit by the last rays of the sun.