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Simeon Stylites: the Common Saint between the Syrian and Spanish Cultures, lecture.

Madrid, (SANA) -- Spanish researcher Cesar Morion on Friday delivered a lecture at the Syrian Arab Cultural Center in the Spanish capital, Madrid, entitled "Simeon Stylites: the Common Saint between the Syrian and Spanish Cultures".Morion said that St. Simeon was part of the international Syrian culture.He added that late Spanish film director Luis Bunuel presented the life of Simeon Stylites in his famous film "Simeon Stylites in the Desert".Morion considered that the deeply-rooted cultural heritage on a solid natural ground always exists, because of its cultural importance, a monument that preserves its ability to revive a new fruit.For his part, Director of the Center Mohammed Kattan pointed out that St. Simeon Stylites is of a Syrian origin, internationally-famed, who preached the Christ's teachings in the whole world.Simeon, who was born in Sisan village in northern Syria, was the son of a shepherd. St. Simeon (c. 390 -- 2 September 459) was a Christian ascetic saint who achieved fame because he lived for 37 years on a small platform on top of a pillar near Aleppo in Syria.Fadi Allafi .Mazen Eyon

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Date:May 29, 2010
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