St. George's Monastery, Jerusalem

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A historical church built on a cliff face overlooking the Judean desert, St. George's Monastery features a miraculous design incorporated into the rock of the desert valley. Originally built around 400 CE, it is now inhabited by Greek Eastern Orthodox monks who live in solitude and follow ancient religious practices. The church's interior contains a lavish display of icons, mosaics, and paintings. Access the monastery via the Dead Sea highway, and cross the Wadi Qelt pedestrian bridge (which many believe to be Psalm 23's "Valley of the Shadow"). Visitors are welcome, but be mindful of church customs. To visit St. George's Monastery and other attractions in Jerusalem, use our Jerusalem sightseeing planning tool .
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  • A "must see" attraction for the christian, especially the orthodox, of the Holy Land. Following the road to Jericho you "dive" into the Judean desert hermitage of the early fathers of christianity.  more »
  • Stopped at the top of the hill overlooking the monastery of St. George in Jericho, it looked awesome. Just did not pay a visit. The view from the top of the hill was good. Be careful of the hillside, ...  more »
  • Will be the umpteenth time I insert the five stars for the Holy Land, but are mandatory and even this stage. I don't say much, because it's a pleasant surprise, go for it! Recommended arriving for the morning, then definitely warm in wadi ...
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  • This is a pretty incredible place. The tomb in the crypt is phenomenal.
  • Its a very old place. The city of Lud is in the bible as Lydda and in this place was born St George
  • Place for orthodoxy people for pray
  • Not many know that St. George, the martyr, slayer of the Dragon, patron of Britain, Georgia, Ethiopia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Romania, Malta, and Moscow, protector of soldiers, archers, and farmers, a healer, whose cross is showing on many nation's flag was buried in Lod, Israel. This is celebrated annually on November 16th, known as St. George's Day by the local christian communities. It's an authentic very interesting event.
  • Orthodox church where St George is buried. I came to listen and watch Christmas mess. Very interesting, nice place, pleasant people.

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