Mike Aquilina

From Sinai’s Height

Friday June 08th 2007, 3:09 am

A story of Muslim-Christian cooperation — for the benefit of the Fathers!

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.

Hat tip: PaleoJudaica.