"Church of Saints Sergius and Bacchus (Abu Serga)" Coptic Cairo - Saints Serguis and Bacchus Church Tip by Blatherwick

  Crypt of Abu Serga Church
by Blatherwick
 
 

Although there are more impressive religious places in the world this one is steeped with significance. It is said that this is where Joseph, Mary, and a baby Jesus are said to have stopped while coming to Egypt.

This is one of the oldest churches in Cairo having been built in the 4th century and is named after Sergius and Bacchus, officers of the Roman Army in Syria, they were tortured to death around 303 AD under Roman Emperor Maximian for their refusal to worship Roman gods.

Address: Old Cairo
Directions: Take the metro to Mar Girgis station. It's within the walls of Old Cairo.
Website: http://www.touregypt.net

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  • Updated May 31, 2006
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