Tuesday, May 31, 2005

St. Georges Monastery (Der Mar Georges) ديرمارجرجس




The shot I took from "back" from the road leading to Marmarita. Located just before Marmarita is the Deir Mar Jurjus, St. George's monastery. This area is called Valley of the Christians, and has been a center for the Greek Orthodox sect since the beginning of Christianity. St. George's convent/monastery was built by hermits in the late 5th century AD (although some say in the 6th century AD under the Emperor Justinian. However, parts of the convent were built in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

2 comments:

Rami said...

Hey,
I visited this monastery several times, but never seen it from the back, and I thought it would bigger and older...
I have so many memories in Marmarita, especially the carnival, and I used to go camping in al-wadi area every summer when I was in the boy scouts…
Nice photo

pm said...

عزيزي رامي تم ترميم الدير منذ 4 سنوات واصبح بهذا الشكل وهو كما رايت مطل على سفح جبلي رائع كما تسيطيع رؤية قلعة الحصن وهي من اهم القلاع الموجودة في العالم ليس فقط في سوريا عندما تاتي اليها خبرني لاعرفك عليها اكثر