From Egypt I called my son
“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 dangerous 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, then they returned after the heard about the death of Herod the king, They wondered from a town to another and they blessed the whole town of Egypt.
On 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 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.