Church of St Sergius and Bacchus

Church of St Sergius and Bacchus, Cairo

Church of St Sergius and Bacchus

Church of St Sergius and Bacchus
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Tom
Maple Grove, MN1,881 contributions
Beautiful little church
Oct 2021 • Couples
This little church is beautiful - beautiful and ornate, with lots of history. One of the must see site in Cairo. Plan on spending 30-45 minutes here.
Written October 13, 2021
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smvNYC
New York City, NY157 contributions
Religious Significance
Aug 2021
The church is famous for being built over the location where the Holy Family took refuge while in Egypt. The spot can be accessed through a staircase under it. The church is beautifully decorated with icons.
Written August 28, 2021
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ricardos95
Altamonte Springs, FL101 contributions
Amazing place
Jul 2021 • Couples
A amazing experience full of surprises and anecdotes, beautiful place to visit you will feel the presence of a divine been!
Written July 14, 2021
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Chelsea
107 contributions
Cave where Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus hid
Apr 2021 • Couples
This was a beautiful church you can tour for free. The really neat part is that you can walk down to the cave where Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus went to hide. You can also see the well the family drank from. The decor is beautiful with ebony and ivory and I loved learning about the marble pulpit and what the pillars represent.
Written May 26, 2021
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Kadu Carrasco
Sao Paulo, SP492 contributions
Must visit (November 2020 and pandemic updates)
Nov 2020
The church is beautiful and small. We went during the pandemic, so it was practically empty. By the way, don't forget your face mask, because in Coptic Cairo it will be requested all the time, contrary to what you see in practically everywhere else in Egypt.

The cave is quite small and simple. There are some glass openings on the floor so that you can see the original floor underneath.

The cave is where Joseph, Mary, and the infant Jesus are said to have taken shelter alter fleeing to Egypt to escape persecution from King Herod of Judea.
Written December 29, 2020
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shapgo
Hartsdale, NY1,039 contributions
Unusual Look
Feb 2020
This is the oldest church in Coptic Cairo. Inside are 2 columns representing the 12 apostles which separate the nave room form the aisles. Supposedly the cave inside hosted the holy family in their flight from King Herod.
The brick look makes this church unique.
Written April 30, 2020
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX4,194 contributions
Oldest Coptic Church in Cairo
Jan 2020
Although archaeologists disagree on the exact age of the Church of St Sergius and Bacchus, it is still considered to be the oldest Coptic Church in Cairo. The church sits on 3rd-4th century pillars. It was built over a cave where the Holy Family lived after fleeing persecution from King Herod. Steps left of the altar descend to the crypt which has remains of the earlier church, a well the Holy Family drank from, and other religious relics. The church is dedicated to two early martyrs who were later declared saints. Beautiful!
Written April 24, 2020
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Ron W
Cedar City, UT172 contributions
Abu Serga - an interesting little church with Holy Family history
Mar 2020
Abu Serga, a 5th-century Coptic church and hear how the church was built over the site of a cave, believed to have sheltered the Holy Family during their flight into Egypt. Later, visit the Monastery and Church of St George, an early 20th-century church. It is one of the few round churches ever built in Egypt. This was a very interesting church - quite small inside with many rooms and interesting architecture.

Cost: Free
Weather: The weather in February was perfect – not hot, but no jacket required.
Toilets: unknown
NOTE: Street vendors all accept U.S. Dollars
Written March 29, 2020
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nina j
8 contributions
Holy family cave in crypt
Feb 2020
Old Christian church lined with icons. Crypt is a little chapel built around a cave which supposedly sheltered the Holy Family during their stay in Egypt.
Written March 2, 2020
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DEK_29
Brisbane, Australia1,087 contributions
Nicely decorated Church which features cave where the Holy Family rested
Jan 2020
This lovely little church in Coptic Cairo is beautifully decorated and is believed to be built in the cave where the Holy Family stayed on their journey through Egypt. Down a flight of stairs there is the cave (now a crypt) where the family stayed. You can easily see it.

The church itself has a collection of early Christian manuscripts and bibles along with some early examples of Coptic Christian icons and art. The church interior is made from contrasting bricks of different colors. A relaxing place to visit, we were lucky to talk to a few Copts who were there on the day which was a nice experience.
Written February 16, 2020
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