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Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George

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Address: Beirut, Lebanon
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Baptism Ceremony.

When we visited the Cathedral, there was a Baptism Ceremony, It was really very spirituel and meditative moments to listen chants both in Arabic and Greek.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

When we visited the Cathedral, there was a Baptism Ceremony, It was really very spirituel and meditative moments to listen chants both in Arabic and Greek.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The Anastasis cathedral was the first church to be built on the site of the Saint George cathedral. It was built by Efstathuis in the fifth century AD and bordered the auditoria of Beirut's Roman law school. The church influenced the teachings of the school as law scholars worked to reconcile the texts of Roman law and the teachings of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I visited this church for the first time soon after the civil war in 1995 or 1996. It was devastated, burnt and stealed and nothing much was left to see, except the deep excavations showing what the archaeologists discovered beneath: ruins proving the existence of several churches underneath. Now that this church was rebuilt maybe for the 3rd time, it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A gorgeous if not well lit church (at least when we visited it) in the heart of Beirut, not far from the grand mosque. Beautiful icons, splendid chandeliers that somehow resisted the civil war (new ones?), and al atranqujil atmosphere create an oasis in the hustle and bustle of Beirut.

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Jeddah, KSA -Crete GR - Somerset West ZA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

"Pascha - Easter Sunday & it was clossed ?????" I'm Orthadox and arrived at the Cathedral with my wife at around noon on Easter Sunday & IT WAS CLOSED

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

One of the joys of Lebanon, despite all its civil wars tearing apart the country in the past and today (in its neighbouring countries), is the way in many respects, Christians and Muslims can live quite happily together. The best example of this is simply the location of the stunning Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George located next to the... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I loved the mosaics and the tranquility. I wish there was a clearer schedule for the opening time, and more of the history. The church is stunning from the inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This is a beautiful, smallish cathedral. The greatest attraction for me was the archeological museum beneath the cathedral, where you can see the different layers over hundreds (thousands!) of years, and can trace the history of the cathedral through some digs and artifacts. It's small, and beautifully organized/curated.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is a nice church for sure, but you can see nice churches all over the world and this is not the most impressive one. Located in Downtown Beirut you probably will pass it, take some time to go inside. If you´r interested in archeology, go inside the museum under the church and see the archeological sites that was unearthed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We took a look on a wednesday at 10.50 a.m. and there was a service going on. It's beautiful and for free, so nothing to complain about. Museum down stairs shows the history of the spot in a very well designed exhibition. Entrance fee 5000 l.l./person.

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