Tour inside the Hanging Church

The Hanging Church or Saint Virgin Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church is one of the oldest churches in Cairo, Egypt. It is located in Old Cairo, they built this Basilican-styled church atop a gatehouse of the Babylon Fortress. The name Hanging Church is because its suspended nave over a passageway, so it appears to be hanging in…

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Saint Bishoy Monastery in Wadi El Natrun Egypt

As we Americans stop to celebrate the Easter holiday, Coptic Christians in Egypt still celebrate their Easter. During the Lenten season, Coptic Christians take part in “The Great Fast”; in which they fast from all animal products including milk, butter and cheese.  In addition, they spend Holy Week (the time between Palm Sunday and Easter…

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Saint Catherine Monastery and Mount Sinai Egypt

The Burning Bush of Moses Would you ever imagine that the Burning Bush of Moses’ time would still be around today?  If you visit Saint Catherine Monastery , formally known as the Sacred Monastery of the God-Trodden Mount Sinai, you will see what is believed to be the Burning Bush.  When I visited Saint Catherine’s…

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