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Holy Five Martyrs

We have a small chapel dedicated to the holy martyrs Eustratius, Auxentius, Eugenius, Mardarius, and Orestes, whose feast day is December 13.

The Prayer of Saint Mardarius is read at the end of the Third Hour.

Δέσποτα Θεέ, Πάτερ παντοκράτορ, Κύριε Υἱὲ μονογενές, Ἱησοῦ Χριστέ, καὶ ἅγιον Πνεῦμα, μία Θεότης, μία δύναμις, ἐλέησόν με […]

Scattered Rain Clouds

Scattered rain clouds gather over the monastery at dusk.

Winter Sunrise

The first rays of the sun, rising behind the bell tower and minaret. A pigeon has flown to the top of the minaret to catch the warmth of a new day.

Moon Over Granite Arch

A full moon behind light clouds rises over a natural granite arch surmounted by a cross.

Saints Galakteon and Episteme

This year, five of us climbed to the small Chapel of Saints Galakteon and Episteme for the celebration of the Divine Liturgy. The newly glorified Elder Paisios lived at Sinai from 1962 to 1964, and spent time in prayer and solitude at this hermitage.

The Holy Table in the chapel, with frescoes by Father […]