The Holy Family left Gabal at-Tayr and returned to the other bank of the river Nile where they sailed south till they arrived at Hermopolis.
The Holy Family visited Gabal et-Tayr village in Minya during their flight into Egypt.
The ancient Virgin Mary Church in Maadi is believed to be the Holy Family’s point of departure to Upper Egypt. Our driver took the Nile Corniche Road.
It was only normal that the Holy Family visits the area now known as Old Cairo.
In the heart of a busy Islamic Cairo area, we asked a waiter in a local café for directions to Zuweila alley.
South Sudanese-British model Alek Wek participates in the World Youth Forum (WYF), proving that security in Egypt is at the highest level.
In their flight to Egypt, the Holy Family always settled next to a spring. They found one in Heliopolis, Northern Cairo.
A tour through a road that penetrates a man-made forest to arrive at Saint Macarius Monastery in Wadi el-Natrun.
After we left Monastery of Parameos in Wadi el-Natrun, we headed to the nearby Monastery of el-Suryan in the footsteps of the Holy Family in Egypt.
On their way out of the Nile Delta, the holy family boarded a boat to cross the Nile River towards the west.
The Holy Family left Sebennytos for Xois, taking refuge in the shadows of Egypt’s northern fields and trees. Known today as Sakha.
After having lived for about two months in Musturud, the Holy Family headed north towards the Nile Delta to reach Sebennytos, now known as Samannud.
On a Sunday, just before the divine liturgy which starts at 6 a.m., we entered the Virgin Mary Church of Musturud with a congregation of local worshippers; women.
The Holy Family’s second stop in Egypt was in the archaeological town of Tel Basta during the harvest month Pashons of the ancient Egyptian calendar.
Follow our series rediscovering the places where Egyptians have long believed have been blessed by Christ, Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph.