A photograph released on 18 December 2010 shows a Greek Orthodox monk at prayer atop a roof in the Mar Saba monastery, situated in the Kidron Valley east of the West Bank town of Bethlehem, on 17 December 2010. The monastery, also known as Great Lavra of St. Sabbas the Sanctified was founded in the year 483 by Saint Sabas of Cappadocia, and is considered one of the oldest in habited monasteries in the world. The monastery has 16 monks from around the world who pray eight times per day and live without electricity or telephones. Women are only allowed to enter into one of the building, called the Women's Tower, in the entire monastery. EPA/ABIR SULTAN

 

Local Testimony (Edut Mekomit) 2011

Second Prize Religion and Faith, Series

Photographer: Abir Sultan