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Convent of Our Lady of Saydnaya

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==Miracle in Syria==
The "Miracle in Syria" was first reported in December 2004 when a Saudi Arabian Muslim man appeared live on TV, the Internet, radio, various printed media, and pamphlets in Saudi Arabia, Syria, Palestine, and various other countries, stating that he had been decapitated by his taxi driver and miraculously healed by the Theotokos.<ref>[ A dismembered Arab sheikh raised from the dead after visiting an Orthodox convent - newspaper] ''Interfax'', February 3, 2006.</ref><ref>[ Panagia the Surgeon: Decapitated Saudi's head stitched back on in the boot of a car, by the mother of God!] from the Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulchre, Patriarchate of Jerusalem, by Father Ignatios, Abbot, Holy Monastery of The Shepherds Bt Ahur-Bethlehem, compiled by Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes, Boise, Idaho.</ref>
== Recent events ==
On January 29, 2012, an aggression was committed against the Convent of Our Lady of Saydnaya. According to the Patriarchal Press Service, on the Sunday, when many worshippers including pilgrims come to the convent, extremists shot at the old cloister from a portable gun. But the Lord and His Most Holy Mother disgraced the sacrilegers as the shell which hit a wall of the convent failed to explode<ref>[ Another attack on Christians in Syria] '''Department for External Church Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church'''</ref>. It has become the second attack committed by "fighters for democraty" against Christians in Syria in 2012 after the killing of hieromonk [[Basil Nassar]] on January 26.

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