Belbeis

Belbeis From Mostorod, the Holy Family made their way north-eastwards to Belbeis (ancient Philippos), back in Sharqiah Governorate, and at a distance of about 55 kms from Cairo. They rested there in the shade of a tree which came to be called, ‘The Virgin Mary’s Tree’ . Suggested Tours 7 days and 6 nights: The …

Tel- Basta

Tel Basta Tel Basta -or Basta- which they now enter, is a short distance from Zagazig the main town in the Sharqiah Governorate about 100 Kms north-east of Cairo. Here, Jesus Caused a water spring o well up from the ground and his presence caused the idols to crumble, as foretold by the prophets of …

Mountain Moses

Mountain Moses Mountain Moses, also known as Mount Sinai is a mountain in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt. This is believed to be the mountain where God spoke to Prophet Moses, according to the Old Testament. Hiking up the mountain to reach the 2285m peak is a wonderful experience. There are two ways to the …

Saint Catherine

Saint Catherine Within a gorge of an extraordinary mountain range lays an extraordinary relic of the 5th century. A site of great religious significance, Saint Catherine’s monastery is one of the oldest working Christian monasteries in the world. The monastery is part of the wider Eastern Orthodox Church and has been dubbed a UNESCO World …

WaddiElnatrwoon

WaddiElnatrwoon Saint Macarius of Egypt was the first hermit to get there, in the year 330, looking for the solitude of the oasis which, tradition claims, the Holy Family crossed while fleeing from Herod’s persecution. Soon after, some other hermits and anchorites (including, of course, some of the most famous Fathers of the Desert) would …

St Mena Monastery

St Mena Monastery Located approximately 50 km southwest of Alexandria, the small village-town of Abu-Mina is home to St. Mena (Mina) monastery. St Mena is believed to have fallen as a martyr in the early 4th century when the Roman Empire was persecuting Christians. A modern monastery has been built on the location of an …