Postcards from the Middle East Day 4

It is easy to only think about Egypt in the biblical story concerning the Exodus from slavery to the promised land. Today has reminded me of that part of the story of Jesus in Egypt that is only mentioned brifly in the infancy narratives. Under the threat of King Herod, Joseph is told by God in a dream to take his family to Egypt. Today I visited the oldest church in Egypt built over the crypt in which the holy family hid/lived. I hadn’t realised that the monastry of St Katherine is significant in this part of the story as well. Egypt is indeed a significant part of the footsteps of Jesus experience.

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