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Saint George Orthodox Monastery

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Deir el Harf, Matn district

The Greek Orthodox monastery of Saint George is located in Deir El-Harf, Baabda, east of Beirut, in the midst of a pine forest that covers Ras El Matn Mountain. Its construction date is unknown but the available documents reveal that it dates back to the 18th century. It has a simple architectural style consisting of an open courtyard and near it, a church that gathers the Orthodox inhabitants of the village. The iconostasis, a wall of icons and religious paintings separating the central area from the sanctuary, is wooden and the church is decorated with a rare collection of icons while rare frescoes, which are a technique of mural painting executed upon freshly laid or wet lime plaster, cover its walls and vaults.