Deir Mar Musa El-Habashi, Maaloula

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Learn about the local history and monastic life at Deir Mar Musa El-Habashi. The Catholic monastery is dedicated to St. Moses of Abyssinia, a 4th-century ascetic monk, and dates to the beginning of the second millennium. Inside the church, see the 11th- and 12th-century frescoes depicting biblical stories. Attend mass here if you choose, where you'll hear traditional chants and church music. The monastery also offers dormitory accommodations for an overnight stay. For Deir Mar Musa El-Habashi and beyond, use our Maaloula trip maker site to get the most from your Maaloula vacation.
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  • I like it. I'm in love with this village and whole places in this village. Just wait to war get over and return there  more »
  • Visited this 1992 after receiving a lift from Hama. This is powerful when the village is located in a ravine that leads up to the top of Plato. How it looks today? Hope for normalization.
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  • To Mar Musa trying to count the steps but then after a thousand you get lost and will continue to rise. To Mar Musa you funds with orange and infinity, you dive in silence and depth of yourself. To Mar Musa must pass in the embrace of Father Paul and hope to hear him still inside. You were a mystical oasis for a blasphemy, like me, you were the Church of Christians, Muslims and without God, like me. And always carry you in my heart. And when the wind is howling again I have no illusions that everyone, one day, we will return to you.
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  • Visited many years ago when Syria was at peace! Wonderful place of peace and silence deeply seated in history and religion sharing! Highly recommended if peace returns to the area!
  • May our Lord grant eternal happiness in the afterlife to the Khalil community which looks after this sacred place
  • One of most amazing places
  • You will have one of best experiences
  • Amazing attraction, i hope some day the war will be over and you'll enjoy this site.
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