Promoting Peace & freedoms in Syria
SDGs National Trainig
Hussein Khaddour Hall
11:00 – 14:00
14:30 – 17:30
Al Dana Restaurant
JCI’s Protocol & Business Etiquette Training
17:00 – 19:30
Hussein Khaddour Hall
Presidential Inauguration and Farewell Gala
20:30 – 00:00
00:00 – 02:00
Saidnaya is a city located in the mountains, 1,500 m above sea level. It is the home of a Greek Orthodox monastery traditionally held to have been founded by Byzantine emperor Justinian I, and where a renowned icon of the Virgin Mary is revered by both Christians and Muslims to this day.
The town is noted for the large number of (Western Neo-) Aramaic speakers, along with nearby Maaloula and few smaller towns nearby such as Maarat Saidnaya. Our Lady of Saydnaya Patriarchal Monastery is a monastery of the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch.
It is one of the most ancient monasteries in the world and in the region of the Middle East and North Africa. It is run by a religious order of nuns. It is an important pilgrimage site for Christians and Muslims, who visit an icon of Saint Mary which is attributed to St Luke. Register in JCI Syria 11th National Convention 2019 to discover this amazing area.
Maarat Saidnaya is a mountainous village in Al-Tall District of Damascus’s Countryside Rif Dimashq Governorate, Syria. It sets on the plains of the Qalamun Mountains that are overlooked by nearby city of Saidnaya at 1,200 metres (3,937.00 feet) above sea level, 28 kilometres (17 mi) north of the city of Damascus. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Maarat Saidnaya had a population of 3,084 in the 2004 census. Its inhabitants are predominantly Melkite Catholics.
Located on the mountain side at the town’s outskirt, The Shrine of Mar Elias Al-Hai (Shrine of St. Elijah the Living; ; pronounced: “Deir or Makam Mar Elias Al-Hai”), is one of its most famous attractions . Many people come every year to visit this Melkite Greek Catholic Church especially to celebrate St.Elijah day of 20-June.
Notably also, the Mor Ephrem Monastery, consecrated in 1996, is the summer residence of the Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church, along with the church seminary and the recently-founded Antioch Syrian University.
With a striking view of the surrounding mountain village, the resort is a destination for both leisure and business travelers. We are in walking distance of the St Elias Sanctuary and St Mary Virgin Monastery, and a short drive to St Takla Monastery.With room for spreading out, our 107 guest rooms have everything needed for a great night in: an in-room Jacuzzi, 24-hour room service and in-room movies. If you do need to work while you’re here, you can tap into the Wireless High Speed Internet connection in the sitting room or on the balcony, and let voice mail handle your calls.Large in size ,light marbled floor with good seating area. Hotel Sheraton Saidnaya is 35 km north of Damascus.