Ma`lula Local Customs

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  • an aramean document
    an aramean document
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    inside deir mar sarkis
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    Some Syrian Mezze (starters ) or for breakfast

    by Robin020 Written Nov 14, 2011

    MAGDOUS

    Ingredients
    Eggplants
    Sweet red pepper paste
    Crushed walnuts
    Olive oil
    Salt
    Sliced garlic (optional)

    The stuffing
    Mix together the sweet red pepper paste with the crushed walnuts and the garlic.

    MOUHAMMARA

    Ingredients
    100 gr. bread crumbs
    50 gr. sweet red pepper paste
    10 gr. crushed dried hot red pepper
    20 gr. cumin
    40 gr. concentrated pomegranate syrup
    100 ml. olive oil
    100 gr. crushed walnut
    150 ml. water
    20 ml. lemon juice
    15 gr. sugar
    Salt

    VEGETABLES OMELET (EJJEH)

    Ingredients
    1 bunch of parsley
    7 eggs
    1 teaspoon of flour
    1 onion
    2 cloves of garlic
    1 teaspoon of dried mint
    1 teaspoon of dried sweet red pepper
    1 pinch of cinnamon
    200 ml. olive oil
    Vegetable oil

    EGGPLANT FATTOUCHE

    Ingredients
    1 kg. eggplant
    2 tomatoes
    1 onion
    1 bunch of parsley
    Lemon juice
    Olive oil
    Vegetable oil
    Arabic bread
    Salt

    MOUTABBAL

    Ingredients
    500 gr. eggplant
    1 green pepper
    1/2 bunch of chopped parsley
    4 branches of green mint
    150 gr. sesame oil
    1/2 glass of lemon juice
    25 gr. concentrated pomegranate syrup
    30 ml. olive oil
    1 tomato
    1 clove of garlic if desired
    some grains of pomegranate
    Salt

    BABA GHANOUGE

    Ingredients
    1 kg. eggplant (about 5 big pieces)
    Olive oil
    Garlic (optional)
    Lemon juice
    Concentrated pomegranate syrup
    Chopped parsley
    Pomegranate grains
    Salt
    OLIVE SALAD

    Ingredients
    250 gr. green olives
    60 gr. concentrated pomegranate syrup
    40 ml. olive oil
    2 green onions
    1 peeled tomato
    1/2 bunch of parsley
    Grains of one pomegranate for decoration
    Salt
    Branch of thyme for decoration

    FATTOUCHE

    Ingredients
    500 gr. tomato
    500 gr. cucumber
    100 gr. onion
    75 gr. green mint
    75 gr. purslane
    1 bunch of parsley
    1 lettuce
    2 cloves of garlic
    50 gr. of black olives
    1 lemon juice
    3 teaspoons of vinegar
    1 teaspoon of sumac
    125 ml. olive oil
    Vegetable oil
    Bread cut into triangles as desired
    Salt

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    maalula: the lost language is alive

    by call_me_rhia Written Jan 18, 2003

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    an aramean document

    Maalula is really a strange place: I wrote before that people of different faiths go there on a pilgrimage, or that different religious denominations coexist under the same roof, peacefully. On top of this, the little village presents another peculiarity: the language! Although all people are taught arabci at school, the native language of the inhabitants, and the one they commonly use, is Aramean - supposedly the language spoken by Jesus. And it's quite a musical languahe to listen to.

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    the healing water at deir mar takla

    by call_me_rhia Updated Jan 18, 2003

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    at the holy well, santa tecla

    Deir Mar Takla, Santa Tecla monastery - a place where there's a well containing healing waters. I've heard two different sides of the story: the first is that this water helps healing illnesses, and the second says that drinking this water has the power to make woman pregnant and to "remove" sterility from men. The great thing about it is that place is "sacred" both for Christians and Muslims - very refreshing - and when I went there, there were many young couples making their pilgrimage to the "holy" well.

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    mixed religions at deir mar sarkis church

    by call_me_rhia Written Jan 18, 2003

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    inside deir mar sarkis

    The little old church inside the deir mar sarkis (saint sergius and bacchus) monastery is quite asotnishing. First of all there was a temple dedicated to the god Apollo, then a church was built onto it, incorporating elements of the temple (look out for the columns). The beautiful altar icons come from Greece, but the saints are portrayed holding books written in aramean. As for the faith of the church, it's both Catholic and Orthodox. How more confusing can it get?
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