On this day, St Catherine of Alexandria is commemorated. The ancient monastery named after her is in Sinai. It belongs to the Greek Orthodox Church, and is situated at the place of the appearance of God to Moses at the Burning Bush. It predates the division of the Church into East and West, and so can be said to belong to all of Christianity. In its beginnings it was called the Monastery of the Holy Virgin, and it is also dedicated to the prophets Moses and Elijah. The relics of St Catherine are held here.

May St Catherine pray for us, and may God bless you this day.