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For the first time on her feast no celebrations at St. Mary monastery in Jabal al-Tir

Nader Shoukry

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Tuesday ,02 June 2020

For the first time on her feast no celebrations at St. Mary monastery in Jabal al-Tir

 For the first time on the feast of the Virgin Mary, the celebrations were canceled at the Monastery of the Virgin Mary in Jabal al-Tir, which were attended by 1.5 million visitors each year.

 
Father Dawood Nshid, deputy of Samalout diocese, said that celebrations were canceled due to the spread of Corona virus and to follow the decision of the Holy Synod to close churches and monasteries to prevent the spread of the pandemic.  
 
The Holy Family have hidden in a cave inside the monastery for three days, and is considered an important place to visit by pilgrims.