The Holy Monastery of the God-trodden Mount Sinai, Saint Catherine 's Monastery
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Religious Tradition
THE END AND THE RENEWAL OF THE WORLD
 
THE UNITED WORK OF GRACE
 
THE UNIVERSALITY OF GOD’S GRACE AND IT’S RELATIONSHIP TO MAN’S FREEDOM
 
MAN IN GOD’S KINGDOM - THE WORK OF GRACE
 
THE OFFICE OF CHRIST AS KING
 
THE OFFICE OF CHRIST AS THE HIGH PRIEST
 
THE PROPHETIC OFFICE OF CHRIST
 
THE THREEFOLD OFFICE OF THE LORD
 
THE RESULTS OF THE HYPOSTATIC UNION
 
THE HYPOSTATIC UNION OF THE TWO NATURES IN THE ONE PERSON OF JESUS CHRIST
 
THE SAVIOUR - THE HUMAN NATURE OF CHRIST
 
THE SAVIOUR - THE DIVINITY OF JESUS CHRIST
 
THE ESSENCE OF THE JUSTIFICATION
 
THE CONDITIONS OF JUSTIFICATION
 
THE ORTHODOX CHURCH AS THE KINGDOM OF GOD ON EARTH
 
THE UNIVERSAL JUDGEMENT
 
THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD.
 
THE END OF THE AGE AND THE SECOND COMING OF THE LORD
 
THE FORETASTE OF THE GLORY OF THE SAINTS IN THE MILITANT CHURCH
 
ESCHATOLOGY OR THE PERFECTION OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD
 
THE PERFECTION OF THE HOLY MYSTERIES
 
THE MEANING AND NATURE OF THE MYSTERIES (SACRAMENTS)
 
THE HOLY MYSTERIES AS WAYS OF DIVINE GRACE, WHICH INCORPORATE US IN GOD’S KINGDOM
 
THE ORTHODOX CHURCH AS THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS
 
THE ORGANISATION OF THE CHURCH
 
THE ATTRIBUTES OF THE CHURCH
 
PREPARATION OF SALVATION BY DIVINE PROVIDENCE
 
THE MYSTERY OF SALVATION
 
CONCERNING GOD
 
THE TRUE IDEA CONCERNING GOD
 
APOSTOLIC TRADITON
 
REVELATION
 
THE MEANING OF THE WORD "DOGMA"
 
THE MOTHER OF GOD
 
THE TRINITARIAN GOD
 
THE HOLY SACRAMENTS
THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD
 
THE DIVINE ATTRIBUTES IN RELATION TO THE WAY OF THE DIVINE EXISTANCE
 
God’s Attributes in Relation to the Way of God’s Energy.
 
THE FALL AND ITS RESULTS
 
THE ORIGIN OF MAN AND HIS PRIMEVAL CONDITION
 
THE FALLEN ANGELS
 
THE SPIRITUAL WORLD
 
THE GOVERNMENT OF ALL BY GOD
 
THE PRESERVATION OF CREATION
 
HOLY SCRIPTURE
 
CREATION
 
THE PROVIDENCE OF GOD
 
Sinai Asceticism
Saint Catherine
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Shrines and Dependencies
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Sinai Texts
 

THE SPIRITUAL AND RELIGIOUS TRADITION OF THE HOLY MONASTERY OF SINAI
 

In a marvelous way, from early Christian times to the present day, prayer and spiritual dedication have existed at Sinai without interruption. This gives a special aura to the monastery, and justifies its significance as a destination for pilgrims second in importance only to Jerusalem and the Holy Land.

But the Sinai tradition is not confined to the prayer and spiritual dedication of the monks, nor does it constitute a spiritual Ark only for the Christian world. It has also won the respect of Jews and Moslems. The tradition of Sinai is founded on the early Christian heritage which looks for union with the Triune God, without at the same time losing the uniqueness of each individual person. Prayer and spiritual dedication are not aimed solely at the purification of the individual, but they invoke the blessing of all peoples everywhere. The Orthodox monastic tradition of Sinai has promoted the cultivation of personal freedom, morality, and love, without any self-seeking or hypocrisy, and thus regarded each individual as created in the image of God. It was in this desert that God manifested himself, and revealed his name.

The Sinai monastery ministers to all who come to the site as pilgrims, seeking spiritual consolation and the increase of faith. The heritage of the monastery is respected not only throughout the Christian world, but also throughout the Moslem world as well. Saint John Climacus, Abbot of Sinai in the seventh century, has recorded with spiritual insight all the steps leading to spiritual perfection. The venerable Symeon Pentaglossos, in the early eleventh century, took relics of Saint Catherine to the West, and has himself been venerated as a saint. Nilus, Anastasius, Anastasius, Philotheus, Hesychius, through their ascetical and theological writings, have shown the way to spiritual sanctification, while Gregory of Sinai became the great exponent of noetic prayer in Byzantium, and transmitted these traditions to the Slavic peoples.

The Holy Monastery has attracted pilgrims both in ancient times and to this present day, who are drawn by its spiritual ideals, and the example of peace for which it stands.


 
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