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Church of St Sergius and Bacchus
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

On our tour of old Cairo, we were taken to St Serius' Coptic Church. Our guide explained how this church was built over the cave in which Mary, Joseph and their baby, Jesus sheltered when they fled into Egypt. A service was going on and the continuity of services here for over 1400 years is a remarkable testimony to faith.

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Reviewed April 28, 2012

Reputed to be the oldest church in Cairo (founded in Roman times, but probably rebuilt/restored many time since), if you're in old Coptic Cairo you might as well drop by to see this one. You can't take pictures, but the inside is interesting.

Like other churches it's free to visit but you can leave a donation.

3  Thank BobPraz
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Reviewed March 8, 2012

The church is very old (4th century or so) and quite pretty inside with detailed ebony and ivory inlay decorations. From outside it’s just another building in an alleyway. You walk down a flight of steps to get to the door which shows how much the land has risen in the past 1700 years.

The main fascination with this church is that it was built on top of a cave where Mary and the infant Jesus lived for several months while they were fleeing King Herod. The cave is a further flight of steps below the church and is fenced off. You can crowd around the fence and see down into it but no pictures are allowed anywhere inside the church. Allow 30 minutes to look around and reflect on who was sleeping right where you are standing and probably learning to walk in the alleyways outside.

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