A Christian church in a Jordanian desert has been saved by an angel and raised from the ground after the church’s congregation was evacuated in the middle of the night on Wednesday.
The congregation was forced to evacuate as the church was on a hillside in the village of Al-Arba in the northern countryside of the holy city of Mecca.
The church was built in the ninth century by Christian monks and a Byzantine monk who had been exiled by King Ibn Saud from Saudi Arabia, according to the website of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Museum, which owns the building.
After the evacuation, the church remained empty and the monks were forced to leave, according the museum.
A few hours later, the angels, who are known for their power and miracles, descended and raised the church from the hillside and restored its former glory.
The monastery was taken down the hill and the building was set on fire on Thursday morning.
After a few hours of prayers, the congregation was able to leave again.
On Friday, the elders and priests were able to gather and gather again, according a statement posted on the museum website.
After receiving permission from the Islamic authorities, the monastery was able come back to life and re-establish itself, the statement said.
A number of Christian churches are currently on the mountain, but the Al Arba church is one of the most important in the area, which has a population of 1.5 million.