On the occasion of the Feast of Saints Kosmas and Damianos on November 1st, the Friends of Mount Sinai Monastery join together in wishing a blessed and joyous feast day to His Eminence Archbishop Damianos of Sinai.
Surpassing the archetype of the spiritual leader through myriad responsibilities to the surrounding Bedouin community, His Eminence simultaneously fulfills duties on the world stage as diplomat, conserver of a world heritage site and it’s vast spiritual and cultural treasures, and defender of the Monastery’s prerogatives as the oldest continuously-functioning monastery in the world.
During more than four decades as Archbishop of Sinai and Abbot of St. Catherine’s, His Eminence has enjoyed the highest esteem of heads of state and the leaders of different spiritual traditions for the wisdom and good-will with which he achieves resolution of the many intersecting claims on Mount Sinai’s ancient legacy. Led by his unbounded self-sacrifice, the Sinai Monastery continues to stand at the crossroads of the world’s three monotheistic traditions as a light on the past, and guide to holiness toward the better future of a world starved for hope.
Of course, the Archbishop is also a beloved spiritual leader for the Monastery and the multitudes who have been blessed to make his acquaintance during pilgrimages there or during his travels abroad.
Your Eminence, Many and blessed years!! May we have your blessing!