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Almond Tree in Morning Light

The almond tree at the chapel of Saint Gregory of Sinai in morning light.

Twisted Almond Tree

An almond tree with a twisted trunk grows next to a well at the chapel of Saint Gregory of Sinai. Ruined walls show that, centuries ago, the area was an enclosed garden.

Promontory at Sunrise

Sunrise from the promontory above the chapel of Saint Anne.

The Nativity of the Forerunner

Today we left a little after four o’clock in the morning to celebrate the Liturgy in the small chapel dedicated to the Nativity of the Forerunner.

As we made our ascent, the morning sun revealed ridges of mountains extending into the distance.

At the crest of the mountain, from which we took the […]