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The Monastery of St Gerasimos / Deir Hajla

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Phone Number: 02-9943038, Mob. 050-5348892
Opening Hours: 8:00 - 18:00
Address:
Jericho
Description:

The Monastery of St Gerasimos was Founded by St Gerasimus in 455AD, this Greek Orthodox Monastery is one of the oldest in Palestine. The history of the Monastery is also closely linked to other Christian narratives. Mary, Joseph, and the infant Jesus were believed to have found refuge in a cave here during their flight from Herod. An underground chapel was built on the spot where tradition has it the Holy Family spent the night.

The surrounding grounds are ideal for picnics with family and friends.

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