Few people in Russia know about St. George’s Monastery on Sinai. We saw only one group of Russian pilgrims in it over two weeks of our stay there. They called at this place just for half an hour on their way to St. Catherine’s Monastery, where you can see Russian pilgrims nearly every day.
Elena really didn’t want to go to the chapel, but still agreed out of love for her mother: “If it will ease her fate, I’ll go.” How surprised she was when she recognized the photograph of Fr. Simeon lying on his grave as the man sitting in the hospital.