Veil of the Sanctuary Virgin Mary Church – Sakha

Veil of the Sanctuary Virgin Mary Church - Sakha

The Coptic name of the town, 'Pekha -Issous', (vernacularized to Lysous) means, 'the foot of Jesus'; for the Holy Child's foot-print was marked, here, in bas-relief on a rock. The rock was preserved, but hidden for centuries for fear of robbery, and only unearthed again 13 years ago.

Christ’s footprint on a stone – Virgin Mary Church Sakha Kafr El Sheikh

The natural course of the Holy family’s journey from Samannoud to Sakha would have taken them through many of the towns and cities now lying in both Governorates of Gharbia and Kafr El-Sheikh and, according to some folk traditions, through the Belqas wastelands as well.

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