St. George Monastery

At the western end of Al-Khader village, St. George's Church has become a place of pilgrimage for Muslims and Christians alike.

Al Khader is something of a magical figure in Islamic folklore. He is a good spirit who travels the world dispensing justice and good advice. St. George is merely one human manifestation of Al Khader, and St. George’s defeat of the dragon and the rescue of the damsel in distress are typical of Al-Khader’s style. For this reason, all Christian churches dedicated to St. George are also venerated by Muslims as sites associated with Al Khader.

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