Exploring my 46th country. 🇮🇱 #pαlєѕtínє
Feeling blessed. 🙏🏽
St. George’s Monastery in the Judean desert is one of the world’s oldest monastery and definitely one of the most inspiring churches in the Holy Land. It was originally started in the 4th century by a few monks who were looking to immerse themselves in the lifestyles and desert stories of John the Baptist and Jesus. The monks, and perhaps most notably the hermit John of Thebes, eventually settled on the spot around a cave where it is believed the prophet Elijah was fed by ravens. It was along this road that Jesus set the parable of the Good Samaritan.
Today there are still a few Greek Orthodox monks who inhabit the monastery.