Project 1- St. Catherine's Monastery at Mount Sinai

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Mitchell T. Heaton Father Basil Yender, OSB Freshman Theology Honors 14 November 2008 Saint Catherine’s Monastery at Mount Sinai God’s presence on Mount Sinai has been everlasting. In present day, God’s presence can be observed through the existence of Saint Catherine’s Monastery. This monastery has been in existence for over a thousand years and has roots deep in the past. Due to the immense history of the monastery, it contains valuable information that not only helps us understand its past but the theological ties within its past as well. Saint Catherine’s Monastery at Mount Sinai was established sometime between 527 and 565 by the order of Emperor Justinian I. The monastery was built around the Chapel of the Burning Bush, the actual place where Moses first heard God’s call. Furthermore, this Orthodox monastery is one of the oldest in the world. In addition to this, Saint Catherine’s Monastery, also known as the Monastery of the Transfiguration, is sacred to Islam, Christianity, and Judaism because of its correlation with Moses, his call, and the creation of the Commandments ("St.
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