A Word from Archbishop Damianos on the Feast Day of St. Catherine

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A Word from Archbishop Damianos on the Feast Day of St. Catherine

At 5 am local time, shortly before the All-night Vigil for the Feast of St. Catherine (which had begun at 8 pm the previous evening) concluded with a procession around the outside of the Monastery’s great basilica with prayers for all the world, His Eminence Archbishop Damianos, Abbot of St. Catherine’s Monastery, addressed the following remarks to Orthodox Christians throughout the world. Read more...

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Dormition at the Burning Bush

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Dormition at the Burning Bush

Unstudied contentment reasserts its hold over the Sinai fortress each year however, as monastics converge on the Monastery from all directions, drawn back for the celebrations of the Dormition of the Theotokos from near or far flung hermitages throughout the Mediterranean world. Read more...

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Sunday of St. John Climacus, Lent 2016

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Sunday of St. John Climacus, Lent 2016

A pilgrimage to the cave of St. John.

Approaching the cave of Saint John, the silence of ages seems refracted by the soaring massifs extending the passage into an almost tactile iridescence. Evanescent shades of pink, blue, purple, red, and black granite - everything but gray - succeed one another, blended by the softly charged atmosphere into an impressionistic rendering of light. Read more....

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