St Catherines Monastery

27

Feb
2020

St Catherines Monastery

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 Mt Sinai and Jebel Katrin (Catherine) are the 2 highest peaks in the central Sinai range, and are sites of great historical, religious and peaceful significance. On Mt Sinai, Moses received the 10 Commandments; and the Holy Monastery of St Catherine at Mt Sinai is the oldest continually inhabited Christian monastery in the world. In all its history, the Monastery has never been destroyed, and the monks live in harmony with the Muslim Bedouin of the Sinai. For centuries, pilgrims and travelers have climbed Mt Sinai to watch sunrise from its summit. Then descended in the the morning light for a tour of the monastery.