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Monastery of Saint Catherine at Mount Sinai, the icons

Kurt Weitzmann

Monastery of Saint Catherine at Mount Sinai, the icons

by Kurt Weitzmann

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Egypt,
  • Sinai
    • Subjects:
    • Saint Catherine (Monastery : Mount Sinai),
    • Icons, Byzantine -- Egypt -- Sinai -- Catalogs,
    • Icons -- Sinai -- Catalogs

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      Statementwith photos. by John Galey.
      ContributionsGaley, John.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsN8189.E32 S558
      The Physical Object
      Paginationv. :
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5184885M
      ISBN 100691035431
      LC Control Number75003482

        South Sinai mountains are the perfect place of asceticism and monasticism from the first period of Christianiy. The Empress Helena, mother of Constantine the Great granted the authorization to some monks to build a monastery which includes a chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Story of Saint catherine Monastery. Sinai.   Roberto Nardi presents "The Monastery of Saint Catherine in Sinai: Conservation of the 6th Century Mosaic of the Transfiguration" at the Penn Museum.

      Princeton University Press, - Icons - pages 0 Reviews The description for this book, The Monastery of Saint Catherine at Mount Sinai: The Icons, Volume I: From the Sixth to the Tenth Century, will be forthcoming.   St. Catherine Monastery. The Greek Orthodox monastery is actually called “The Holy Monastery of the God-trodden Mount Sinai” and located at the very place where God appeared to Moses in the Burning Bush, beneath the Mount of the Decalogue.

      The Monastery of St. Catherine in Egypt's Sinai is a wonderful place to visit, interesting in every respect, but it is not famous throughout the world simply for its facilities nestled up against the foot of Mount Sinai. The monastery has one of the largest collections of ancient illuminated manuscripts in the world, as well as one of the most important collections of icons. Christ Pantocrator is a painted wood panel dating back to the 6th century from St. Catherine’s Monastery located in Sinai, Egypt. This painting is considered one of the oldest Byzantine religious icons and is the earliest known work of the pantocrator style (Lowden, 66).


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Monastery of Saint Catherine at Mount Sinai, the icons by Kurt Weitzmann Download PDF EPUB FB2

Of all the Byzantine icons that survive in the world, over half of them are at Saint Catherine’s Monastery. This is due to the dry and stable climate, to the uninterrupted history of the monastery over the course of seventeen centuries, and to the vigilant care and devotion of the monks of Sinai.

The Greek Orthodox monastery of the God-trodden Mount Sinai is located at the very place where God appeared to Moses in the Burning Bush, beneath the Mount of the Decalogue. In the providence of God, it is at this site also that the holy relics of Saint Catherine are enshrined.

This is the oldest continuously inhabited Christian monastery, with. Friends of Mount Sinai Monastery (FMSM) is an IRS approved (c)(3) charity dedicated to supporting the work of St Catherine's Monastery in Sinai, Egypt. Catherine's is the world’s oldest continuously-functioning monastery, whose inspiring tradition has become an acclaimed symbol of global peace.

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The Monastery of Saint Catherine at Mount Sinai; The Icons Volume I: From the Sixth to the Tenth Century (v. 1)Author: Kurt Weitzmann. Saint Catherine’s Monastery, Greek Orthodox monastery situated on Mount Sinai more than 5, feet (1, metres) above sea level in a narrow valley north of Mount Mūsā in the Sinai peninsula.

Often incorrectly called the Sinai Independent Greek Orthodox Church, the monastic foundation is the smallest of the autonomous churches that together constitute the Eastern Orthodox church.

Isolated in the remote Egyptian desert, at the base of Mount Sinai, sits the oldest continuously inhabited monastery in the Christian world.

The Holy Monastery of Saint Catherine at Sinai holds the most important collection of Byzantine icons remaining today/5(12). Mary and the Child Icon (13th Century) Saint Catherine's Monastery, Sinai, Egypt (Wikimedia Commons) Due to the departure of the Romans in the second half of the 4th century AD, lawlessness descended on the region, and the monastic communities eventually sought the aid of the Byzantine : Dhwty.

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I n March of I had the good fortune of visiting the Getty Museum in Los Angeles to visit the exhibit, “Holy Image/Hallowed Ground: Icons from Sinai.”This was a collection of icons on loan from the Monastery of Saint Catherine on Mount Sinai.

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All user tags (6) View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud. Checklist of manuscripts in St. Catherine's monastery, Mount Sinai, microfilmed for the Library of Congress,prepared under the direction of Kenneth W.

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The Monastery of Saint Catherine at Mount Sinai by Kurt Weitzmann, George Galavaris; 4 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Byzantine Icons, Byzantine Illumination of books and manuscripts, Catalogs, Icons, Icons, Byzantine, Illumination of books and manuscripts, Illumination of books and manuscripts, Byzantine, Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval, Library, Medieval.

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Catherine's Monastery in the Sinai / Published: (). The Holy Monastery of Saint Catherine, situated among the mountains of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, is the oldest continuously active monastery in the world.

Recorded as a Christian pilgrimage site as early as the fourth century, it is located where Moses is thought to have seen the Burning Bush and to have received the Ten Commandments.

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Saint Catherine's Monastery sits a few kilometers away from the small settlement of Al-Milga, which has a couple of hotels and budget hostels, as well as some simple restaurants. But most people arrive as part of an organized tour from the South Sinai resorts of Sharm el-Sheikh ( kilometers southeast) and Dahab ( kilometers east).

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See more ideas about Christian art, Byzantine art and Orthodox icons. Ina number of ancient icons of the collection were allowed to travel for the first time in history for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Glory of Byzantium exhibition.A similar showing took place infollowed by an acclaimed exhibit at the Getty Museum dedicated solely to the Sinai icons (here is a link to a good NY Times article on the exhibit).Saint Catherine’s Monastery lies on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, at the mouth of a gorge at the foot of Mount Sinai.

Although it is commonly known as Saint Catherine’s, the monastery’s full official name is the Sacred Monastery of the God-Trodden Mount Sinai. Built between andthe monastery is one of the oldest working Christian monasteries in the world.Mount Sinai Climb and St Catherine Tour from Sharm el Sheikh (From US$) Mount Sinai Climb and St Catherine Tour from Sharm el Sheikh (From US$) Mount Sinai and St Catherine's Monastery Day Trip from Sharm El Sheikh (From US$) Overnight Trip to Saint Catherine Monastery from Cairo (From US$)/5().