Holy Family’s Flight into Egypt
Holding child Christ to her chest, Virgin Mary took a wooden sailboat anchored to the Maadi shore in Cairo. Saint Joseph helped Mary to the boat.
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.
A tour through a road that penetrates a man-made forest to arrive at Saint Macarius Monastery in Wadi el-Natrun.
The Holy Family left Sebennytos for Xois, taking refuge in the shadows of Egypt’s northern fields and trees. Known today as Sakha.