7489Centre to help preserve monastery's collection
- Jun 6, 2007http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Heritage_and_Culture/10130292.html
Centre to help preserve monastery's collection
By Daniel Bardsley , Staff Reporter
Dubai: A senior church leader in the Middle East has praised a Dubai
cultural centre for offering to preserve Christian heritage.
Archbishop Damianos of Sinai, the Abbot of St Catherine's Monastery
in Egypt, has thanked the Juma Al Majid Centre for Culture and
Heritage for saying it will assist in taking copies of the
monastery's well-known collection of manuscripts.
Some of the manuscripts at the Greek Orthodox monastery date back
1,500 years and the Juma Al Majid Centre will provide expertise and
equipment so that digital records of the documents can be taken.
The Deira-based Juma Al Majid Centre's initiative is the second
example of UAE-Christian ties being strengthened this week.