MA'LULA, Syria (eTN) - Ma’lula, this charming famous village in Syria, is some 56 kilometers, less than one hour's drive, north from Damascus on the main road between Damascus and Aleppo, and is situated at an altitude of more than 1,500 meters, inhabited by 5,000 people, both Christians and Muslims.
There are two monasteries here: Saint Sergius and Saint Taqla's. The inhabitants still speak Aramaic, the language spoken by Christ. Two neighboring villages, Jaba'din and Naj'a, also speak the same language. The word Ma'lula means "entrance" in Aramaic.
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