ST.GEORGE’S MONASTERY IN THE WILDERNESS OF JUDEA

Patriarchate of Jerusalem  - Heba Hrimat - 4/9/17 The extra ordinary Monastery of St George, which can be seen hanging on a cliff and tightly embraced within the ancient rocks of the deep valley of “Wadi Qelt” [Wadi: Arabic for valley] in the Judean desert, happens to be not only one of the world’s oldest Monasteries, but also ...

Judean Desert Draws In Tourists

BY DANIELA BERRETTA 9/2/2012 JERICHO, West Bank -- Located between Jerusalem and Jericho, the Judean Desert provided an inspiration to thousands of hermits who lived here in the early Middle Ages. With its breathtaking, rugged beauty, it was the perfect setting for those searching spiritual fullness in the emptiness of the desert. Today only a handful of monks ...

A Christmas journey part 3: ‘Tis the season

Ramallah – Wadi Qelt – Beir Zeit – Ramallah: popping into summer. 13/12/2011 More Snaps here: My Australian readers will have to forgive me on this one, but Christmas is about winter. The first condition to knowing holiday spirit is a Jack Frost-bitten nose. This is why I was so glad to arrive last night from Taybeh into ...