Holy Monastery and Archdiocese of Mt. Sinai Saint Catherine’s Monastery c/o 18 Midan el-Daber 11271 Cairo, Egypt Telephone & Facsimile: 2069-347-0349
Athens, August 20, 2020
The Holy Monastery of Sinai, also called St. Catherine’s Monastery in the mountainous and arid, southern region of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, is facing many financial difficulties, especially during this current period of the Coronavirus. Every help to the Monastery is crucial and indispensable, more than ever, for its survival and its uninterrupted spiritual, cultural and charitable mission. For this reason, we are addressing Studion Ministries. We are asking for financial help for the Holy Monastery by means of the monetary aids sent to its Bank accounts in Cairo and exceptionally to its central Dependency (Metochi) in Athens. Thanking you for your love and interest, I pray God blesses you abundantly, Archbishop Damianos of Mt. Sinai
The recording for the Egyptian Paterikon Dramatized Audiobook has begun. "Life of St. Paul of Thebes," written by St. Jerome, sample recording narrated by Anthony Cornett:
St. Katherine Bedouin Embroidery Project
In January 2018, what has now become Studion Ministries, began the process of taking over Fr. Moses' work with the local Bedouin of the Jebeliya Tribe. He is a monk associated with St. Catherine's Monastery, who lives in a hermitage perched on the side of the mountain overlooking the ancient fortress. Fr. Moses helped the Bedouin women improve the quality of their embroidery as well as equipped them to sew and manufacture their products to international standards. He was helping them to find buyers and export their embroidery to Greece when the economy in Egypt collapsed due to political instability, civil unrest, and loss of tourism. When he needed to retire from this labor, the women were left without a place to sell their handiwork. We are now funding them to manufacture and embroider items that are donated to and sold through the St. Catherine bookstores, with all proceeds going directly to the monastery. We also are purchasing embroidery to sell here in the United States, to help them, and to help support this ministry. The Jebeliya Tribe is a historically peaceful tribe that has maintained a symbiotic relationship with St. Catherine's Monastery and the area's many hermitages, for 1400 years. St. Justinian the Great originally brought 200 Roman soldiers, along with their families, to serve as protectors for the newly built fortress monastery. These families then intermarried with the local tribesmen and formed the Jebeliya Tribe of today.
We are working on building an archive of quality photographs of the various holy sites of Sinai that are still accessible to foreign travelers. It is our hope to share this along with any stories we can gather about these locations and the saints who had lived there. To see our ongoing work, please visit: