The church of the Virgin Mary is a golden symbol of bliss and faith found across the lands of Egypt immortalizing her great blessings and sacrifice. The church is a great place of wonder filled with the most incredible tales and artistic designs as seen across the architecture of this immortal creation. It is built on the path that the whole family took during their journey across the golden cities of Egypt.
The history, art, and architecture of this glorious attraction will unveil some of the most incredible facts about this marvelous heavenly wonder which stood the test of time to provide care and forgiveness to all. In this article, we will discover all the elements and facts relating to all the St Virgin Mary Churches in Cairo which are:
St Virgin Mary Church in Maadi
St Virgin Mary Church in Maadi is a living miracle that holds great meaning and value as it was built on the location found in the path of the holy family which became known as Maddi. The church holds some of the most incredible and enchanting examples of artistic architecture which reveal the divine history of the birth of a new age of peace and faith The Maddi church is one of the most magnificent and attractive Coptic attractions found in the immortal capital city of Cairo.
History of St Virgin Mary Church in Maadi
The church of St Virgin Mary is found close to the Nile River and was used as a shelter by the holy family. It was created in 1968 AD. The church has a number of magical events across the church. One of the most famous events that occurred in this epic location is a miraculous event that took place on the 12th of March 1976 A.D. where the holy bible was found across the bank of the Nile River, opened to the page of Isaiah 19:25 declaring "Blessed be Egypt, My People".
That same bible is located behind a glass sanctuary within the church. This action confirmed that this place is a divine attraction that the holy family passed across to escape king Herod during their trip from the south to the north across the Nile river by boat. Pope Cyril V visited the church in order to check a number of an old collection of religious manuscripts.
Location of St Virgin Mary Church in Maadi
The St Virgin Mary Church in Maadi is known as the Arabic crossing point in Arabic which is found 13 km south of downtown Cairo in the outlying district of Memphis. The church is surrounded by a number of modern structures and buildings.
The Structure of St Virgin Mary Church in Maadi
The church is a modern piece of art that holds the most captivating examples of Coptic art. It holds two incredible archaeological wonders as one of which has Christ who put his left hand across the earth while the other icon showcases the Virgin Mary's life stages. The church has a number of magical three domes that possess three enchanting three altars.
There are a number of chambers located across the church such as the baptistery plus a number of ancient tunnels and the divine mother-and-son steps. The entrance and interior of the church are decorated with a number of magnificent drawings and carving like the image of the mother of light mary carrying Jesus on the back of a donkey across the lands of Egypt. The beautiful chapel of the church has four boxes that hold relics which are ancient copies of the bible that was found floating across the Nile River.
St Virgin Mary Church (Haret Zuweila)
The Church of the Virgin Mary in Haret Zuweila is one of the oldest churches in Egypt which is found near the Fatimid part of Cairo. It was established in the 10th century AD and was first ever mentioned in writing during the early days of the 12th century. It acted from 1400 AD to 1520 AD as the Seat of the Coptic Orthodox Pope of Alexandria. It has measurements of 28 by 19 meters and stands 11.5 m high. The church was renovated and remodeled many times across history. It Is made in the shape of a basilican structure. The church holds some of the most magical examples of art across the walls and the floor. There is a great last supper painting across the church.
There are a number of shrines that hold famous icons such as the 14th-century virgin mary. The church is made of ebony inlaid with ivory like the central sanctuary which is dedicated to the arc angel Gabriel and is surrounded by 12 Apostles and 13 icons of the Virgin Mary. Across the ceiling are 19th-century icons exhibiting the Nativity, the Annunciation, the Entry into Jerusalem, the Baptism, the Ascension the Resurrection, and the Descent of the Holy Spirit.
St Virgin Mary Church (Zeitoun)
The Church of the Virgin Mary at Zeitoun is known as the Apparition Church which was built in 1925 by the architect Tawfik Khalil Ibrahim under the supervision of the brilliant Italian architect Leomingelli plus in 1925 the church was consecrated. The architecture of Byzantine style is showcased across the church which was made to be the miniature example of Hagia Sophia church which is found in the country Istanbul the capital of Turkey.
The main architect saw a vision of the Virgin Mary telling him that she will appear in the church after 44 years. The church was built on the location where the holy family took shelter during their journey across the lands of Egypt. The church has a number of luminous and mythical scenes like flashes, spiritual bodies hovering, stars approaching the dome, and many more miraculous acts.
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