Al-Qara, S. Jacob Monastery. Qalamon Mountains.

This is a small town on the road between Damascus and Homs. Here are the ruins of the hideaway of S. Jacob, who was persecuted in the beginning of christianity in Syria. Now there has been built a monastery, a church and a space for camping, where in summers scouts and students come to pass educational campings and leisure time.


3 thoughts on “Al-Qara, S. Jacob Monastery. Qalamon Mountains.

  1. Ruslan Trad 28/11/2008 at 11:57 Reply

    My father is from Qara 🙂 Thanks for the post 🙂

    • hovic 16/12/2008 at 06:12 Reply

      Thanks for coming here. Hope to present more from Syria.

  2. Tete 01/12/2011 at 05:47 Reply

    In these difficult times may all who live and work and worship here be safe. I hope to be able to visit in the future. Syria was a favourite destination for many years. May things settle justly for all Syrians. You deserve peace.

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