very impressive, I must say
How about we take a look inside now?
Andrew & Susanne
a closer view
We met this mother and her two daughters in the chapel area where no pictures were allowed. One of the nuns gave us holy oil, but when I looked puzzled, one of these young ladies instructed me on what it was and what it was for. (Rub it on your forehead and believe so you could be healed.) They were so kind. This picture was just outside the no-picture zone. They asked for my name and when I told them, the mom smiled and said, "Ah, an Arabic name." (And I always thought it was Hebrew for "lily." Hmmm. Just looked it up at behindthename.com*)
John, I recognized from home. ;-)
Susanne, Andrew & Samer
Ready to check out the view from above.
Pictures from Saydnaya, Syria
Other Scripts: Сусанна (Russian)
Pronounced: soo-ZAN-ə (English) [key]