This church is dedicated to St. Shenuti who is the most famous of the Coptic saints. It was built in the 7th Century, but ... More
St Shenuti Church
This church is dedicated to St. Shenuti who is the most famous of the Coptic saints. It was built in the 7th Century, but underwent many changes since. At a certain point it was actually used as a mosque under Caliph el Hakim, then reverted to its original status as a church. The church is 35 x 15 x 15 meters (115 x 50 x 50 feet) , and unusually the church floor is two meters (seven feet) below street level. The central iconostasis is beautiful red cedar wood inlaid with ivory and seven icons. There is a southern sanctuary dedicated to Archangel Michael.
Built in 684 CE by a wealthy scribe called Athanasius, this church was originally dedicated to Abu Kir and Yohanna
(or St. Cyrus and St. John). When the remains of St. Barbara, (a young maiden of Nicomedia beaten to ...
This convent is situated very close to the Religion Compound and has also been fortunate to be amongst the wonderful
recent renovations and restorations currently sweeping through Egypt. The convent is surrounded by a high wall with a gate ...
The tourism offices, and this is the headquarters, is the best source for brochures, great sightseeing and trip suggestions, with
advice on how to get there and many other helpful hints; however the materials (brochures, etc.) tend to be ...
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