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Quite a different dark piece of the Christian history of Egypt. The church itself is an average church, even below average but the story behind both Martyrs after which the church was named are quite disturbing. Worth visiting for an additional piece of history about...More
The Church of St Sergius and Bacchus dates to the 4th Century AD and is itself a fascinating old church, but the most fascinating aspect is what lies underneath. The church was built on top of an earlier church that sits where Joseph, Mary and...More
The oldest Coptic Church in Egypt and believed to be where the Holy family rested at the end of their Egypt journey. Whether you believe it or not the church is extraordinary and a visit it well worth it for the architecture and beauty if...More
Never mind the church, it is all about the cavern underneath. Reportedly, the Holy Family sheltered there for three months.
Is it true?
I don’t know. Nevertheless, the thought alone took away my breath. Imagine, being in the same place where Josef, Maria and Jesus...More
"Guess what? I visited the place where the Holy Family stayed on their way through Egypt!" Is it the true place or not - we don't know, but yes please for bragging rights!
This was a quick visit and definitely recommended for Christians. It was...More
This church is built on the cave where the Holy Family lived (or is it said to) when they ran out from Israel.
The pope "approved" the trail it is presented near the church on a wood sign.
Church is really nice.