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Seidnaya

SEIDNAYA :

Some 30 klm from Damascus, the village is spread out over  a hilltop, and is surrounded by vineyards and olive groves.

It has a famous monastery founded in 547, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin. The name of the village itself,

"Seid Naya"  in Syriac  means "Our Lady" & the Aramic language means the Hunt of Ghazel .

The  monastery  contains  a portrait  of  the  Virgin  believed  to  have been painted by St. Luke.

 
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