Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Monastery In The Syrian Desert

Mar Mousa Monastery is one of spectacular places in Syria. Unexpected to the environment, rocks, stones, dry areas, it survives.
Long centuries ago, it was said that first christians refuged there. Nowadays monastery is revived by monk Paolo, who gives lectures about the peaceful living of religions, beliefs, and mankind.

Mar Mousa Church

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Mar Mousa Panoramic Views

The church is full of beautiful frescos, where some of them are preserved and some of them are spoiled during time, but still it is clear to have a look and impression.

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Mar Mousa Church

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The rocky nature, right said the ravine is gorgeous. You don't resist the solitary feeling with your thoughts and with yourself. Meditation doers often find calm atmosphere here to check themselves.

The Valley Where Mar Mousa Monastery Looks

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4 comments:

Alepposyria said...

Well done man!

Great pictures. You are making a huge favor for syrians in the diaspora ;)
Thank you

Hanako said...

This is just amazing...

Øyvind Borgsø said...

Hi.
Beautiful pictures!
I'd like to visit Mar Mousa, for staying 10-15 days. Do you know if this is possible?
Do I need to contact them first?

Peace
Øyvind, from Norway

Hovic said...

Hello Oyvid, Hello Norway!
Welcome.
I don't know exactly how is it, but generally people can stay for some days.
They have website and telephone numbers, go to
https://www.deirmarmusa.org/

Deir Mar Musa al-Habashi P.O. Box 178 Nebek -- Syrian Arab Republic Tel. (00963) 011 7420403 Fax. (00963) 011 7230335.

Sorry for late response.