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Deir Hajla – Gerasimus Monastery

“Deir Hajla” (Arabic – “Monastery of the Partridges“), was originally founded in the 5th century CE 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 named “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 .


Book a Private Tour to Monastery of Gerasimus

Gerasimus Monastery is in the Judean Desert, Near Jericho  and the Baptism site (qasr el-Yahud)  .

Contact me for a proposal of a full day tour of the area of the Dead Seathat will also include a visit to the Monastery of Gerasimus.



Points of Interest in the Area

baptism site Baptism site (qasr el-Yahud)
 Jericho tour Jericho
 qumran Qumran
Day tour the Dead Sea

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