Holy Family Trail in Egypt

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Holy Family Trail in Egypt

Post by Winged Isis » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:02 am

Smart move to push sites other than the pharaonic. Bible-based tourism is big money; just ask Israel and Jordan for starters.

Holy Family Trail in Egypt: Five Sites Under Development Program

APRIL 9, 2019

According to local Egyptian news outlets, the Ministry of Local development has announced its program to develop five archeological sites on the flight of the Holy Family’s trail.

The decision was announced on Monday; it involves the Monastery of Bishop Bishoy, the Church of the Virgin in Maadi, the Monastery of El Suryan, the Paromeos Monastery and the Church of Abu Sarja in Masr Al Qadim.

There are various forms of tourism, the backbone of the country’s economy, existing in Egypt; local and international tourists indulge in cultural and leisure tourism although the government is promoting the country’s potential for medical and religious tourism as well.

Other than allocating money for the development of tourists spots in the enclosure of the monasteries, the Ministry is also planning on improving infrastructure in the roads directing the trail, providing ‘green’ spaces and the refurbishment of certain monuments.

“The Holy Family came to Egypt, traveling for about three-and-a-half years across the country. What we have done is-and this project is not recent as we started it about two or three years ago- we picked eight locations in four cities and we prepared their infrastructure to receive tourists,” Hesham el-Demery, chairman of the Egyptian Tourism Promotion Board told Egypt Today concerning the lay-out of the Holy Family’s trail.

As for the significant sites that will be developed, they are spread through Cairo and Wadi El Natrun with monuments in need for maintenance and development work.

As per the program laid out by the Ministry, the work will debut with the development of monasteries in Minya and Assiut; it is meant to last 6 to 18 months in both heavily-Christian populated governorates.

This stage will be followed with work in other governorates, namely Kafr El Sheikh, Sharqia and Gharbia.

Still outside of Cairo, the roads leading to three monasteries in the governorate of Beheira will be paved and widened; the endeavor will amount to 3.4 million EGP. Also in Beheira, 25o palm trees will be planted with the assistance of the university of Damanhour.

Moreover, designated as resting spots for future tourists, the minister is designing three camps “in the old Coptic style” on the roads leading to the monasteries.

The Ministry is additionally seeking to develop archeological sites of religious significance, as well as cleaning up West Cairo’s dump site in order to turn it into an open garden. Also in Cairo, the Ministry is pumping 6 million EGP into the restoration of the Church of Maadi, its surrounding environment and into the establishment an allocated tourist spot.

The Holy Family “tour” was devised by the Ministry of Tourism in April 2017; it was promoted with the collaboration of Pope Francis in April of that year.

Two Italian delegations have already been on the tour; the program is forecasted to attract a large number of tourists from all around the world.

Thousands of tourists already flock to Saint Catherine’s monastery in Sinai every year as the site is considered of religious significance to world’s three major Abrahamic religions Christianity, Islam and Judaism as one of its mountains is believed to have been the place where Moses received the Ten Commandments.

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Re: Holy Family Trail in Egypt

Post by John Landon » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:30 am

3 Abrahamic religions..

I wonder which one is the true religion.. :tk

Only one way to settle that.

Fight ! :up

I think that the story "War of the Worlds" is about the 3 desert religions,
The tripods that came from Mars and put 3 feet on the ground one at a time.
The deadly Heat ray that targeted only man, and the waters being choked by the red weed...

Now if only people didn't take religion so literally.... :urm:

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Re: Holy Family Trail in Egypt

Post by A-Four » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:44 pm

I think such an idea could work out a little crazy.

For those of the Roman Catholic faith, they will remember it was Constantine's mother who went around the Holy Land to 'find' the various places attributed to the life and death of JC. It's probable in Egypt a similar character will seek to un-earth relics to prove the life and times of the baby early life of JC. This could prove a grave problem, for there are gospels that are not canon, and therefore few people in the West are aware of them, though some what rather strange.

One such gospel would have us believe that JC had an argument with some other young children, who so annoyed him, that he changed them into swine,.........not a very nice thing for a young Jewish boy to do.

Oh, and what I have written is a gospel truth. :wi .

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