This past Saturday, about twenty members of St. Andrew’s took part in a visit to the historic monasteries of St Anthony (the birthplace of monasticism) and St. Paul’s in the Eastern desert. During our visit we were hosted by various Brothers from these communities who graciously shared stories about the spiritual path of monasticism which began in these communities over 1,600 years ago! Visiting these sites was also an opportunity to witness some beautiful religious artwork.
Many buildings in these monasteries were adorned with several hundred years worth of beautiful artwork, each of which told different stories about the Christian faith. We give thanks to God for joining St. Andrew’s community with the Brothers of St. Anthony’s and St. Paul’s in friendship and prayer!