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The Beginning of the Ascent

The beginning of the Steps of Repentance that lead to the very summit of Mount Sinai.

Καὶ εἰσῆλθε Μωυσῆς εἰς τὸ μέσον τῆς νεφέλης καὶ ἀνέβη εἰς τὸ ὄρος καὶ ἦν ἐκεῖ ἐν τῷ ὄρει τεσσαράκοντα ἡμέρας καὶ τεσσαράκοντα νύκτας.

And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and gat him up […]

Morning After Rain

A gentle rain had fallen through the night. The morning light revealed low lying clouds over the mountains to either side of the monastery.


The first gleams of sunlight from behind the mountain

East Wall

The east wall of the monastery a few moments before sunrise