Peace of Christ! Welcome to the monastery of Mar Yakub, mother house of the Order of the Unity of Antioch founded in 2000. Our community, of Greek-Catholic rite, lives in an ancient monastery of the VI century, located in Qara, north of Damascus:
"The order of the Unity of Antioch is a Federation of Eastern monasteries with cenobitic character and anchoretic vocation. They are inserted in the local Churches for a prophetic intercession for the Church's Eschatological Unity, Bride of Christ and a service of charity to heal the wounds of the great distress of the last days." (Mother Agnès Mariam of the Cross, Constitutions, No. 3).