Friday, April 17, 2015

The Holy Virgin St. Mary Almuharraq

Between Easter services on Saturday we went to a monestary to see where Jesus and his parents stayed for six months and ten days while in Egypt. On the way, we saw how irrigation makes a huge difference to the desert.

The monestary dates back to the first century.

It was really lovely inside the walls.

This is one of the old gates.

Inside this building is the alter built on the location of Jesus's bed. He would have been about five years old. Egyptian Christians will all tell you that this is a Holy Land.