“Deir Hajla” (Arabic – “Monastery of the Partridges“), was originally founded in the 5th century by Saint Gerasimus about 2 km west of the traditional Batism site (“Qasr el-Yahud“).
Today the monastery is managed by the Greek-Orthodox monk “Abuna Christo”, and is known also for its unique mosaics workshop.
600 meters east of the monastery one can still see the original monk cells of the Laura of Gerasimus .
|Deir Hajla In Hebrew Wikipedia|
|Deir Hajla on Google Maps|
Points of Interest in the Area
|Baptism site (qasr el-Yahud)|
|Historical Beit HaAravah site and King Abdullah bridge|