by Miri -
No tour to Bethlehem is complete without a visit to Mar Saba. Located 10km east of Jesus' birthplace, the Greek Orthodox monastery of Mar Saba (Arabic for "Saint Saba") is built on cliffs overlooking the majestic Kidron valley.
|Interior of the main church|
|Female pilgrims gathering outside the monastery|
|At the site of the original tomb, a painting depicting the deceased Sabas with the monks gathered around.|
Green Olive Tours visits the Mar Saba monastery during their Bethlehem tour.
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