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Saidnaya Church
Syria

Wikipedia Long a center of Christian pilgrimage, pilgrims from all over the world seek Saidnaya for renewal of faith and for healing. Renowned for its faithfulness to Christianity, tradition holds that the Convent of Our Lady of Saidnaya was constructed by the Byzantine emperor Justinian I in 547 AD, after he had two visions of Mary, one that indicated where to build the church and the other outlining its design. Justinian dedicated the finished project to the feast of Mary's Nativity, and annually thereafter on September 8, and through to the present day, both Muslim and Christian pilgrims have come to commemorate the feast day of Our Lady of Saidnaya. Also located in the convent of Saidnaya is an icon of the Holy Mother and Child known as the Shaghurah and reputed to have been painted by Luke the Evangelist which is believed to protect its owners from harm in times of danger.

Due in no small measure to its protected mountainous location, Saidnaya enjoyed religious peace throughout its history, even during times of war, such as during the Crusades.Local Muslims visit the convent sanctuary on the day of Friday prayers and share in the legends regarding this holy place.Christians and Muslims from the region and from far away places seek the shrine for healing.[5] Numerous accounts of miraculous healings have been reported, some which are documented in writing by those who experienced them throughout history.

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  • Tarek Salloum 7 months ago
    Amazing Church !!
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