Dayr 'Atiyah

Dayr 'Atiyah, Syria

Travel Blogs from Dayr 'Atiyah

Dayr 'Atiyah Travel Blogs (8)
The Welcoming Monastery, Dier Mar Musa, Syria travel blog

The Welcoming Monastery

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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Perched high in a canyon in the Syrian desert is a Syriac monastery that opens its doors to all and encourages dialogue between faiths.  I climbed several hundred steps past olive trees and shrublands on steep rocky slopes.  At the top, I met ...

Forgive me father for I have (probably) sinned, Marmousa, Syria travel blog

Forgive me father for I have (probably) sinned

A travel blog entry by vague-abonding

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Taking the advice of Anna's cousin Simon, we decided to head into the hills and spend a few days of quiet contemplation in a Catholic monastery where guests are given board and lodging in return for help with the daily chores. With no direct bus ...

Rounding off the trip with a beautiful monastery, An Nabk, Syria travel blog

Rounding off the trip with a beautiful monastery

A travel blog entry by mminton

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We spent the last night of three in a monastery up a valley that felt much like one of the southwest of the United States. It was a Christian monastery where they let us stay for free. In the morning we got up before sunrise and climbed up among the ...

Deir Mar Musa el-Habashi, Mar Musa, Syria travel blog

Deir Mar Musa el-Habashi

A travel blog entry by qualifiedtravel

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... Rania and Iyad that I first learnt of its existence. I was told that it was one of the oldest Christian monasteries in Syria, one that exuded character and, partly due to its location, surrounded by intrigue. Deir Mar Musa el-Habashi, or Monestry of ...