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Egypt Churches include a great number of churches all over Egypt. Visit St. Mark’s Coptic Cathedral the oldest church in Africa and the seat of his Holiness the Pope of Alexandria , Patriarch of all Africa and the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church. Take notice of the beautiful icons and mosaics that fill the silence of the Cathedral with a surreal beauty. Make sure to dress conservatively and respect the sanctity of the location. Built in 1924, the Church of the Sacred Heart is a Catholic church, primarily visited by the Latin Catholics of Alexandria.
St. Francis serves as the patron saint, he was an Italian monk born in 1181 who also lends his name to the many Franciscan schools found around the world. The church is worth visiting for its breathtaking religious art. You will see icons, murals, figurines and most notably exquisite stained glass artwork. The church of Saint Sergius and Bacchus is one of the oldest Coptic churches in Cairo . Coptic tradition has it that the church was built over the site where the Holy Family once rested during its journey into Egypt. The event is commemorated every year on June 1st with a mass. Take the steps that lead to one of the most beautiful churches in the Middle East known as the Hanging Church Built on top of the Roman fortress gatehouse called Babylon, the nave of the Hanging Church is suspended over the passageway.
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Located just south of the Coptic Museum in Cairo, the Hanging Church boasts 13 magnificent pillars in its interior, representing Jesus and his 12 apostles. Listen in on the ancient liturgical Coptic language used in service and witness a living vestige of Ancient Egyptian history. A small and historically significant church near Abu Serga Church, the Church of St. Barbara, or “Sitt Barbara” houses some interesting icons and the relics of the Saint herself, who was murdered by her father after attempting to convert him to Christianity. Many of the treasures of this ancient church can now be found in the Coptic museum which is a two minute walk away. Built between the 4th and 5th centuries this church retains a beautiful ambience owing to the artful icons and its breathtaking Coptic architecture.
The unique Church of St. George is the only round church found in Egypt. Built in the 10th century on top of a Roman tower of the fortified town called Babylon, the church is connected to the Monastery of St. George and is the seat of the Greek Patriarchate of Alexandria . Ascend the steps along the Roman towers and see a relief of St. George slaying a dragon on the outer brickwork of the wall. Inside, the austere ancient artwork grace the church with depictions of St. George and his quest to defend Christianity.