His Holiness celebrated the Feast of the Holy Family’s Entry to Egypt

 

 

On Saturday, June 1, His Holiness celebrated the Feast of the Holy Family’s Entry to Egypt at the Church of the Cave and Sts. Sergius & Bacchus that is known by “Abee Sirga” in Old Cairo. His Holiness was received by H.G. Bishop Yolius, the General Bishop caring for that church, and many bishops, priests, and people.

His Holiness also baptized two children during the liturgy.

The Church of the Cave is the place where the Holy Family spent 3 months in hiding during the journey throughout Egypt. It was built during the end of the fourth and beginning of the fifth century within the ancient Babylon Fortress. When the Romans settled in Egypt, Sts. Sergius & Bacchus, the Roman Christian soldiers, lived in a house above the Church of the Cave. The Church was the Papal Cathedral from the 7th to the 12th century, and it was burned, destroyed and rebuilt multiple times through the years by rules of the period.