The Journey of the Holy Family Trip to Egypt

From Egypt, I called my son – The Journey of the Holy Family Trip to Egypt

“In the name of Father, son, and the Holy Spirit in the incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ. He didn’t choose the easy way his life was surrounded by dangers and difficulties from the very begging.
Herod the king wanted to kill the child Jesus, so an angel appears to St Josef the Carpenter and told him to go to Egypt with the holy family. The story of the Holy Family coming to Egypt was written in the second Chapter of the gospel of Saint Matthew, and refers to the prophecy of Isaiah chapter 19 beginning with the lord coming to Egypt and ending with Blessed is Egypt, my people.

The journey was very difficult, of course, it was accompanied by the angel of God showing them the way.

They began from the east from Farama, Bylbes to the Delta to the area of Cairo to upper Egypt tell the location of the monastery of El Moharak. They returned after they heard about the death of Herod the king, They wandered from one town to another and blessed the whole town of Egypt.
In the locations visited by the Holy Family, we built churches and Monasteries afterward and Egypt became a blessed land and a land of Tourism.

The story of the journey was written by pop Thawfelos of Alexandria this is kept in a manuscript in our Monastery,
We are very glad that our Lord Jesus and the Holy Family preferred Egypt, it was the only country of the world visited by our Lord. “

Pope Shenouda III
117th Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark.



Who is the Holy Family?

Egypt acted as a haven for the holy family & baby Jesus as they attempted to escape the cruel hand of King Herod the ruler of Judea. The story begins when Jesus is declared the prophet of God and the next king of the jews, that’s why king Herod felt threatened by Baby Jesus and his followers and decided to kill him. After Joseph received a warning from an angel of the lord, the Virgin Mary, and Jesus left Bethlehem and headed to Egypt where king Herod had no political powers.

How Long did the Holy Family Stay in Egypt?

The holy family crossed 26 locations throughout the county as they sought out a refuge during their three and a half years of hiding. The holy family started their quest through northern Sinai where they entered Egypt. The holy family kept consistently changing their location in order to avoid the reach of Herod’s spies.

Where Did the Holy Family Stay and Journey to in Egypt

The first main city they crossed was Farama a.k.a ancient Pelusium which hold a first-century church built after Christianity’s introduction by st. mark. This place also holds many churches and monasteries from the old and modern era, they ventured to Mostorod a.k.a el Mahamaah (The Bathing Place) where the Virgin Mary bathed Jesus in and washed his clothes, in the north of Cairo the next destination was a small town near Mostorod, “Tel Basta” where Jesus blessed the land causing a water spring to well up from the ground.

The third stop was “Belbeis” where they sat under the shades of a sycamore tree which later became known as the “Virgin Mary’s Tree“, the holy family crossed the Nile to the city of Samanoud and then the city Sakha is also known as ‘Peka-Issous‘ “The Foot of Jesus” which is inspired by a rock with a relief of baby Jesus foot on it. Wadi El Natroun was also on their route which later became the home to many monasteries reflecting the well-preserved Coptic art.

Next, they entered the city of Cairo through the districts of Matariyah and Ain Shams, then they headed to Old Cairo formerly known as Babylon which was a massive fortress that was turned into the infamous Abu Sirga Church and the legendary Hanging Church. The holy family then headed to Maadi where they boarded a sailboat that took them to southern Egypt, on the docking point in Maadi the Virgin Mary Church was built.

The family then headed to Minya where they crossed the east bank of the Nile to the summit of Gabal Al-Kaf (Mountain of the Palm) where a laurel tree bowed to Jesus as he passed, it is referred as El Abed or the Worshipper. The family then crossed the west bank of the Nile to Gebel Qussqam in Assiut where they stayed for six months longer than any other place in Egypt, in the same area monastery of Al-Moharraq was constructed, also in the same spot, an angel appeared to Joseph’s dream telling him to return to Palestine as King Herod is dead.

Many churches and monasteries were built along their trail and many spiritualists, explorers, and travelers are taken by the holy family’s journey as a highly popular draw, check our Egypt tour packages to book your dream vacation in Egypt and visit the most famous churches in Egypt.

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