Mar Saba Church

Local nameكنيسة مار سابا
LocationBeit Sahur

The Holy Lavra of Saint Sabbas, known in Syriac as Mar Saba, is a Greek Orthodox monastery overlooking the Kidron Valley at a point halfway between the Old City of Jerusalem and the Dead Sea, within the Bethlehem Governorate of the West Bank. The monks of Mar Saba and those of subsidiary houses are known as Sabaites.

The monastery was founded by Sabbas the Sanctified in the year 483. Today, the complex houses around 20 monks. It is considered to be one of the oldest inhabited monasteries in the world, and still maintains many of its ancient traditions. One in particular is the restriction on women entering the main compound. The only building that women can enter is the Women's Tower, near the main entrance. The monastery is closed for visitors on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Tags Place of WorshipMonasteryChristianGreek Orthodox
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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar_Saba

Coordinates 31°42'36.462" N 35°13'19.582" E

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