19 September 2018 11:23 AM

Abu Serga Church

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Abu Serga Church, in Coptic Cairo is one of the oldest Coptic churches in Egypt. The Church was built in the 4th century and was probably finished during the 5th century.

Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church is traditionally believed to have been built on the spot where the Holy Family, Joseph, Mary and the infant Jesus Christ, rested at the end of their journey into Egypt.

The church is of significant historical importance, and in fact, it is where many patriarchs of the Coptic Church were elected.

It was burned during the fire of Fustat during the reign of Marwan II around 750. It was then restored during the 8th century, and has been rebuilt and restored constantly since medieval times; however, it is still considered to be a model of the early Coptic churches. Again, the most precious and ancient of the icons are on the southern wall. A vast central hall is divided into three naves by two rows of pilasters.

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