Mar Musa

Mar Musa, Syria

Travel Blogs from Mar Musa

Mar Musa Travel Blogs (4)
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 ...

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

Deir Mar Musa el-Habashi

A travel blog entry by qualifiedtravel


... 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 Sait Moses the Abyssinian, is situated 80 km north of Damascus outside the small ...

Journey to a Desert Monastery, Mar Musa, Syria travel blog

Journey to a Desert Monastery

A travel blog entry by fatduck

Acing on plans established in that other, not starcross'd lover's cafe, Mabs and I visited the desert monastery of Mar Musa. It was founded so long ago that I forgot the date (but sometime in the 4th or 5th century) when an Ethopian prince ran away from ...

just deserts, Mar Musa, Syria travel blog

just deserts

A travel blog entry by dynamo


... ones. I can now, however, say unequivocally that my favourite single place so far is the monastery of Mar Musa, Syria. It is ancient, beautiful, peaceful, hospitable and spiritual. When I reached the top of the steps I hadn't gone more ...