Saint Catherine's Monastery - at the foot of Mount Sinai, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt --  The Orthodox monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  One of the oldest working Christian monasteries in the world.

Saint Catherine's Monastery - at the foot of Mount Sinai, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt -- The Orthodox monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of the oldest working Christian monasteries in the world.

Saint Catherine Monastyry, commonly known as Santa Katerina. Located at the Sinai Peninsula, at the foot of Mount Sinai.  EGYPT.

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Photo of the Week: Saint Catherine's Monastery, Egypt

We captured this photo of Saint Catherine's Monastery while descending from Mount Sinai, said to be the place where Moses received the Ten Commandments

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Saint Catherine's Monastery, Snow and Security in Egypt

Saint Catherine’s Monastery is located in the middle of the Sinai Desert in Egypt–not exactly where you’d expect to find a Greek Orthodox church. But Saint Catherine’s has been there a long time, since the …

St. Catherine`s Monastery, Mount Sinai.  Drink ouzo with the Greek Orthodox monks at the monastery.

St Catherine’s monastery, Mt Sinai, Egypt (we stayed in a guest room here before our trek up the mountain - Jeanne)

Spend a night at Saint Catherine's Monastery at the base of Mount Sinai in Egypt. People can stay here for free as long as they arise at 3:30 am to help with the chores. It is also believed that this monastery houses the legendary burning bush. This monastery also houses one of the world's oldest libraries. While staying, tourists can make a pilgrim to the top of Mount Sinai where an ancient chapel built by monks awaits. Tourists have to climb quite a ways, but small one person chapels mark…

A formidable fortification located at the foot of Mount Moses, the smallest diocese in the world, and a spectacular natural setting for priceless works of art

This is the inside of the library of Saint Catherine's Monestary Library, in Egypt.  Built in the sixth century CE, it's the oldest continuously running library in the world.  Along with an impressive collection of codices (second only to the Vatican), this library houses the Achtiname, a document that includes a promise from Muhammad offering his protection to Saint Catherine's Monestary.  Impressive!  RC

11 Wonderful Libraries in Africa

The library at Saint Catherines Monastery in Mount Sinai, Egypt, perhaps the oldest Christian monastery in the world – there is record of monks there in 381 and the monastery building there was built during the time of Emperor Justinian (reigned

Saint Catherine's Monastery, The Sinai Desert, Egypt

23 years back in time I was travelling the Holy Land - on Mon, we reached Saint Catherine's Monastery near Mount Sinai

Oldest surviving image of the Madonna, Saint Catherine's Monastery, Mount Sinai, 6th century

Byzantine Icon of Virgin and Child, c. University of Chicago professor Fred Donner's page on Virgin (Theotokos) and Child between Saints Theodore and George. Sixth or early seventh century C. Encaustic on wood.

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