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St Catherine's Monastery

St Catherine's Monastery

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Stepping through the ancient Justinian door of St. Catherine's Monastery at the base of Mount Sinai in Egypt is an unforgettable experience. This living UNESCO World Heritage site has stood for nearly fifteen centuries, embracing Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. Originally built by Emperor Justinian in 545 CE, it safeguards the very spot where God appeared to Moses in the Burning Bush. Greek photographer Lizy Manola offers an exclusive glimpse into the monastery, capturing its inhabitants, daily life, and priceless relics. This unique volume, narrated by Archbishop Damianos, takes readers on a remarkable journey through the Sinai Peninsula, where history, culture, and spirituality converge.

  • 296 pages
  • over 300 illustrations
  • English language
  • Released in December 2023
  • W 11.85 x L 15.04 x D 1.97 in
  • Silk Hardcover


Lizy Manola is a Greek-born photographer. After studying photography in Athens while attending university, she freelanced and shot numerous documentary photo stories. Over the last ten years, she has traveled to and worked in places around the world where culture and everyday life meet to preserve the local authenticity, including Egypt. She is now involved in a long-term personal project about religious ceremonies in one-of-a-kind worship places and has exhibited her work in Athens and other locations worldwide. She is also the author of Ethiopian Highlands (Assouline, 2014).


Lizy Manola, Nikolaos L. Fyssas


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