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318753
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St. George's Church
Mari Girgis
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30.006387° N, 31.229952° E
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Essays on St. George's Church

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    by Holly Hayes
    October 26, 2011

    St. George is the only round church in Egypt, but unlike Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre and its many imitators, this is only for practical reasons - it is built atop the foundations of a Roman round tower. Inside, the dark interior is heavy with incense and pierced by sunbeams that filter through its stained glass windows. A (closed) flight of steps leads down into the old Roman tower, once believed to be "peopled by devils." Next door, the Monastery of St. George is now the seat of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria. George and a Convent of St. continue reading →

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Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Published
October 8, 2013
Last updated
July 11, 2014

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