Klot Bek

In Klot Bek, near down town Cairo, one finds the large Cathedral of St. Mark that functioned as the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate from the 1850’s until 1968. Just beside the Cathedral, is the residence for the monks of the Monastery of the Syrian, which is believed to stand on the place where a 4th century church once stood.

We will also visit the well which is said to have been blessed by the Holy Family – belonging to a farmer who provided them with water, according to the local tradition, the Virgin Mary then promised the farmer that her son will bless the farm so that it can be harvest next day for the melons sowed today. Such story reminds us of the Miracle of Wheats in the European traditions, in both narratives, the Christ Child defied the natural law of crop growing by accelerating it.

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