St. Mercurius Church (Abu Seifien)

St. Mercurius Church (Abu Seifien)

St. Mercurius Church (Abu Seifien)
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Built in the 6th century AD, and extensively restored in the 12 century, this church known as the "Saint of the two Swords" is considered to be the only one in Cairo with its original foundation.
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DEK_29
Brisbane, Australia1,071 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This little church in Coptic Cairo is believed to be built in the site where the Holy Family stayed on their journey through Egypt. Down a flight of stairs there is a crypt where the family stayed. You can easily see it. On our visit there were visitors from many countries, so it took a while to get to see the cave.

The church itself has a collection of early Christian manuscripts and bibles along with some early examples of Christian art. 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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Dr.Traveller
Beirut, Lebanon94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
. It is one of those places where you feel relaxed & humbled, especially with the live music played on the nay (an arabic musical instrument, like a flute)..
. This church was built on the spot where the Holy Family, Joseph, Mary and the infant Jesus Christ, rested at the end of their journey into Egypt.
. You can see the cave where they lived, the place where The Christ slept, & the well they drank from..
. It has a very nice architecture..
Written April 1, 2018
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Ivan Kinsmam
Kielce, Poland1,065 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
This is a simple coptic church. Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus took shelter here for 3 years from Herod and the church is built on the site of the well they drank water from.
Very simple brick with no plaster overlay as yhe religious practitioners were poor.
Written February 24, 2024
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greenthumb1
Odessa, FL84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
I was in Cairo a couple of years ago and our guide decided that we needed to see Abu Segra Coptic Church. This is the Church that the Holy Family fled to for protection. I was overwhelmed knowing that I was in the area where Mary, Joseph and the baby, Jesus, had settled in. If you get a chance to visit, I hope that you get the same feelings that I did.
Written March 12, 2018
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sameh_fahmey
Cairo, Egypt32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014
it is great and holy place you should visit in Cairo . use the underground . don't forget to visit abo serga church and the suspended church
Written August 18, 2015
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minanabil77
Alexandria, Egypt558 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
this quiet calm place gives a great sense of spirituality
Written February 13, 2012
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Jean-Sebastien9276
Saint-Leu-la-Foret, France4,579 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The Saint-Serge church is the oldest in Cairo (3rd or 4th century).

It was built above the cave which, according to Coptic tradition, sheltered Jesus Christ and his family during their flight from Egypt.
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Written March 24, 2024
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