Dayrut Al-Sharif

Having passed through the ruins of Tell El-Amarna, an ephemeral ancient Pharaonic city, the Holy Family came to Dayrut Al-Sharif. Today one finds at this place the Monastery of Abu Sarabam, and an old Christian cemetery with a tree, that according to tradition, gave shelter to the Holy Family.

The monastery is named after Anba Sarabam, the Bishop of Nikiou, Delta. He lived at the end of the 3rd century and fled from the persecution in his city to Dayrut. Inside the Church of Anba Sarabam, one will find some pillars identical to those of Dayr al-Muharraq and the Church of Sarakna, which suggests that they were built at the same time period.

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