The Monastery of Saint Gerassimos, Jericho

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  • Amazing History to see the place where the Virgin Mary rested on her runaway from Bethlehem to Egypt with Joseph and baby Jesus.  more »
  • Greek monastery of Gerasimos Jordanian. According to legend, was founded on the site of the cave where the stopped for the night halt of the Holy family. Saint Gerasimos is depicted on icons with a lion and a donkey-Leonis cured, and that after healing has settled in the monastery and PAS donkey. And when not paying attention ... and donkey took, performed the work a donkey until he is found. A touching story. In General, the ancient monastery, where he lived, Gerasimus differed extremely tough Charter xerophagy and life in the wilderness with Monday to Friday, Saturday-Sunday only brethren in the monastery at the holiday service. Slept on derjuzhkah, covered by cloth. Nowadays on the territory of the monastery has two churches-upper big Gerasimos Jordanian and lower cave Holy family-the same cave, where according to the legend, perenochevalo the Holy family. The mosaic floors of the temples is very beautiful, but almost all modern. Because of the desert and frequent ruin of the monastery a few that survived. After the last destruction in the 18th century the monastery was restored in the 19th century, on the initiative and on money in Russia. On the territory of the walking giant rooster, who likes to be pochesali beak and Crest is tried on the local Council, feeling amazing. In a cage handsome parakeet. In General, birds a lot, and green, a cosy court yard-not even to say that it is in the desert. Fence big tourist gift shop including local mosaics is not cheap, I must say. There is a restaurant. Still like the Opera House building. I wonder what performances will give:)
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  • Moving from Jericho make a stop here. The Orthodox Monk has created an oasis in the desert: Biblical animals, plants, Church, restaurant, on-site made mosaics. To see.
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