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Open Letter from the Monastery

His Eminence Archbishop Damianos of Sinai, Pharan, and Raitho

Abbot of St. Catherine’s Monastery of Sinai

With special emotion we hail the commencement of the on-line presentation of a digital library of the Sinai Palimpsests.  The Fathers of the Holy Monastery, as natural guardians of one of the largest manuscript libraries in the world, as well as the perpetuators of the centuries-long tradition of the Monastery, are now adopting the digital technology of the future with prudence, moderation and devotion to the sacred legacy of the centuries, holding in one hand the ascetic tradition and in the other the contemporary expression and technology.  Continuing in the path of offering prayer in very critical times worldwide, the Fathers render, for the first time available to all, a digital library of the Sinai Palimpsests, in corroboration of the ecumenical dimension of their mission. 

With Fatherly Wishes,