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Christianity in Egypt

Egypt is widely con­side­red one of the home­lands of Chris­tia­nity. Its people were intro­du­ced to Chris­tia­nity around 41 AD, making the Chris­tian com­mu­nity in Egypt one of the oldest in the world.

Fur­ther­more, Egypt is one of the coun­tries where Jesus him­self lived for some time during his escape from Herod (Matthew 2:13-21), the­re­fore you can con­sider it to be a part of the Holy Land. More­over, the Cop­tic Church of Egypt has gran­ted Chris­tia­nity the world's first theo­lo­gi­ans from the Alex­an­drian School of Theo­logy and the world's first monks and monas­te­ries intro­du­ced by St. Anthony the Great and the early Desert Fathers.

Till today, the tra­di­tio­nal and highly ritua­listic Cop­tic Church of Egypt remains one of the oldest churches in the world and our uni­que tours are desi­gned to intro­duce you to two mil­le­nia of rich history as well as the inte­res­ting and fasci­na­ting heri­tage and daily life of today's Copts.