Abu Serga Church

A spiritual experience is waiting for you while exploring Abu Serga Churche, which in known as The Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus, who were two well-known soldiers-saints martyred in Syria during the era of Emperor Maximian defending the Christian faith.

 

Abu Serga church is considered the oldest Coptic Church in Cairo, dating back to the 4th century, and it was probably finished during the 5th century.

 

The church was built over the site, where the Holy Family stayed during their escape from King Herod to Egypt.

 

Abu Serga Church has a significant historical importance where several patriarchs of the Coptic Church were elected and the first Patriarch to be elected in this church was Patriarch Isaac.

 

The Church takes the shape of a basilica with a narthex, a nave, and 2 aisles, which consist of three wings and a circular structure in the east, with the Cave of the Holy Family, which is considered the main structure part of the construction of this church.

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