SYRIA: Monastery of the Dormition

This is the tenth in a 15-part series of pics from Syria.

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My handlers friends: (L-R: Samer, Nour, Alfred, George, Zeina & Zeina).


They’d hired a van & driver and we were headed …


There.


I‘m not sure, but let’s say this is a shot looking back toward the spot where the previous pic was taken.


Now, to get our exercise …


Looking back …


And up the hill toward the temple at the women’s Monastery of the Dormition of the Theotokos.


That’s Sister Anastasia, our “tour guide”.


An image of our intercessor …


An image of our God …


An “image” of the cloistered courtyard …


Then, down the other side of the hill toward …


The gardens.



What’s in those greenhouses?


Not much, it would seem …


Then again, it depends on which one you look in. The nuns grow flowers for their “industry” and when one greenhouse is blooming, another is just sprouting …


Beautiful.


After Great Vespers, time to head back down the mountain …


Where Samer spotted, in the distance …


The sun setting over the Mediterranean …


Thanks God, back at the hotel, there was enough light left to help dry Saturday night’s laundry!

Next: Hiearchical Liturgy at St Michael Church, Latakia … etc.

Podcast – “The Blindside” (in Syria); Article – Antiochian website

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