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Librarian of St. Catherine Monastery in Mt Sinai, Egypt, to speak at Villanova

Father Justin Sinaites, librarian of St. Catherine’s Monastery, Mt. Sinai, Egypt, the world’s oldest continually operating monastery (some 1,700 years), will speak at Villanova University Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 7 p.m. Father Justin oversees what is considered to be the second most valuable collection of religious manuscripts in the world, the Vatican’s being the first.

One of Father Justin’s major undertakings has been to photograph and post on the Internet the collection’s 4,500 manuscripts (many illuminated), 7,000 early printed books, and some of the world’s oldest Bibles.

His lecture, “The Beauty and Significance of Icons” is one of the lectures associated with the Villanova Art Gallery exhibit. ICON: The Way to the Kingdom will take place in the Connelly Center, Villanova Room. The lecture is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Rev. Richard Cannuli, OSA, or call 610-519-4612.

 

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