Day Trip to Monastery of Saint Anthony & Saint Paul in the Eastern Desert of EgyptRead more...
This monastery possesses many endowments and possessions. It is a large complex surrounded by a fortified wall. It contains many monks. Within the wall, there is a large garden, containing fruitful palm trees, apple trees, pear trees, pomegranates, and other trees besides beds of vegetables, and three springs of perpetually flowing water, besides five churches and a library containing more than 1,700 handwritten manuscripts and The cave where Saint Anthony lived, it is a 2km from the monastery and is 680 meters (2200 feet) above the Red Sea level. It is a small natural hole in the rocks adjacent to the southern part of Mount Galala.
The Monastery has three different churches. That of Saint Paul the Anchorite, built underground, was originally dug into the cave where the saint lived and where his remains are kept. The two other churches are named after Saint Mercurius and Archangel Michael. The monastery is surrounded by high walls, and also has a tower (keep), an ancient refectory, a mill, and a spring that is believed to have served Saint Paul the Anchorite during his eighty years of seclusion in this area, A second spring, known as the Pool of Mary is named after Mary, the sister of Moses, who is believed to have washed her feet there during the Exodus. This monastery has many illustrated manuscripts, including the Coptic version of the Divine Liturgy.
NB: In case of pick up from 06th of October Areas, there is a supplement of $10 per person would apply.
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