HOLY FAMILY IN EGYPT

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The Holy Family In Egypt

Author : Otto Friedrich August Meinardus
ISBN : 9774241290
Genre : Religion
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This book, first published in 1963, is the classica ccount of the traditions surrounding the flight of the Holy Family into and through Egypt. It has been compiles from both Eastern and Western sources, including bothe Muslim and Christian traditions, written and oral. The author has included an attempted reconstruction of the route taken by the Holy Family and retells the stories of their encounters along the way.
Category: Religion

Be Thou There

Author : Gawdat Gabra
ISBN : UOM:39015051438169
Genre : Art
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The world long awaited the arrival of the Messiah, and the prophecy intimated that he would appear in Egypt. But how long would he stay? Where would he go? This remarkable book retraces the footsteps of the Holy Family in Egypt as they fled the decree of Herod ordering the slaughter of all male infants under the age of two. Since the Gospels give scant information on the Family's time in Egypt, the experts assembled here have had to resort to a little detective work: examining the Coptic sources and the rich culture the Copts have had as one of the first Christian communities in the world and the primary denomination in Egypt; combing through all the ancient references and testimonials in libraries around the world; and walking Egypt from end to end, collecting local traditions and sharing in pilgrimage festivals throughout the country. Each expert reports his findings here in a refined yet engaging way. More than 100 full-color photographs vividly demonstrate that the spirit of the Holy Family remains alive in the land where Jesus took his first earthly steps - in solitary groves, desert retreats, and urban sites where churches now attest to their sacred character, in jewel-encrusted icons that candidly reveal the mercy of Jesus, and in the worshipful regard of celebrants, congregants, monks, and pilgrims.
Category: Art

The Journey Of The Holy Family To Egypt And The District Of Old Cairo

Author : Convent of St. George (Cairo, Egypt)
ISBN : OCLC:1059440927
Genre : Cairo (Egypt)
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"In this book, we will take you on a journey to follow the footsteps of the Holy Family in Egypt through summarized historical and geographical studies concerning all the places the Holy Family had visited. these places have held importance both in the past and up to the present time with many important antiquities; some photos of which are presented in the book, Moreover, events concerning the Holy Family are included, as well as Biblical readings and hymns associated with the commemoration of their entrance into Egypt. Finally, maps of their journey from Palestine to Egypt and return journey are included."-- Jacket
Category: Cairo (Egypt)

Fleeing Herod

Author : James Cowan
ISBN : 1612613047
Genre : Religion
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A fascinating journey through modern-day Egypt in the footsteps of the Holy Family.
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The Churches Of Egypt

Author : Gawdat Gabra
ISBN : 9774165721
Genre : Religion
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With over 300 full-color photographs, this is the first fully illustrated book devoted to Christian houses of worship in Egypt. The text incorporates the latest research to complement the broad geographic scope covering nearly all significant Coptic sites throughout the country, from the ancient Coptic churches in Old Cairo to the churches in the monasteries of Wadi al-Natrun, the Red Sea, and Upper Egypt. Churches associated with the Holy Family's sojourn in Egypt, including Gabal al-Tayr and Dayr al-Muharraq, enrich the volume. Churches of all other Christian denominations in Egypt are also described and beautifully illustrated here. A number of Greek Orthodox churches, Evangelical Coptic, Catholic, Armenian, and Anglican churches are included. Introductory chapters on the history of Christianity in Egypt, the architecture of the Coptic Church, and Coptic wall paintings help readers to appreciate fully the great cultural, artistic, and architectural heritage of Egypt's Christians.
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Holy Family In Egypt

Author : Shanūdah III (Coptic Patriarch of Alexandria)
ISBN : UOM:39015051442542
Genre : Egypt
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Jesus In Egypt

Author : Paul Perry
ISBN : 9780307415738
Genre : Religion
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The Bible contains but a few verses about the years the Holy Family spent in Egypt–their flight from Herod’s death sentence, the weary journey, their return to Israel after Herod died. But what exactly happened to Jesus and His parents in this ancient land of magic and myth? How did the sojourn in Egypt change Jesus’s life and influence His teachings? In search of answers, bestselling author Paul Perry set out to follow the Holy Family’s mysterious journey himself. In this fascinating book, Perry tells the story of his own amazing trek into Egypt–and the deeper story of the miracles and marvels he uncovered along the way. Poring over the narratives of the apocrypha, Perry was able to draw a rough map of the Holy Family’s route through Egypt–from their entrance across the burning sands of the Sinai Desert to their zigzagging path down to the Nile. With devout guides and temperamental transportation, he ventured to find the places where Jesus had slept, suffered, performed miracles, and engaged in innocent acts of mischief. Near Bubastis, he came upon an enormous field of fallen idols that–legend says–the infant Jesus had toppled and broken. At Belbeis, Perry almost started a riot when he questioned an Egyptian girl about the site of a tree that Jesus and Mary had rested under. In Abu Hinnis, he found fourth-century paintings of Jesus coming to Egypt on the wall of a hermit cave. Near the spot where an angel was said to have appeared to Joseph, he photographed an apparition of light, a photo that has now been declared a “spiritual message from the Lord” by an Egyptian bishop. Part travel adventure, part spiritual journey, part historical detective story, Jesus in Egypt recounts a modern-day pilgrimage into an ancient and often baffling land. In the basements of Coptic churches and the teeming back streets of Cairo, in shrines thronged by worshipers and desert wastes haunted by saints, Perry turned up shards of the past, tales passed down through countless generations, and ghostly emanations of antiquity. This extraordinary book unfolds a chapter in the life of Jesus that has been shrouded in mystery and misunderstanding for two millennia. Combining ancient texts, interviews with clerics and Christian scholars, and his own startling encounters with contemporary Egypt, Paul Perry has fashioned a book of wonders and revelations. From the Hardcover edition.
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