Days of salvation (The Harvest)


In the book of Matthew 1-11 it says "Angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream told him take the child and his mother and go to Egypt” Our Catholic pilgrims are invited to join some of the sites that has great meaning to Catholic believers like the house of baby Jesus in Old Cairo the place where apostle Mark is buried and the Church of apparition in Zeitoun. Egypt has at least 10 millions Coptic Christians and the number of churches is massive all over the country, we will be able to attend Masses at some of the catholic churches. You will also be able to climb up Sinai Mount where Moses received the Ten Commands 


Day  01:
Arrival to Cairo International airport. Meet & assist and transfer to the hotel. 
Dinner and overnight.

Day 02:

Buffet breakfast. 
Visit Old Cairo to view the house where the Holy Family lived for several years, St. Serguis Coptic Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue and the famous Hanging Church.
(Mass at Saint Joseph Cathedral in Cairo down town) before we go to the Museum a take away lunch will be provided at the Cathedral garden after mass. 

Back to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 03:
Buffet breakfast, and then visit the Great Pyramids of Giza one of the seven ancient wonders of the world, the Pyramids of Giza are:   “CHEOPS,CHEPHREN & MEKERINUS " Your tour ends with a visit of the majestic Sphinx, which is the largest single block of sculpture located at the foot of  the Pyramid of Chephren; Then, mass at the Pyramid Franciscan Church . 

After mass we will go for lunch at local restaurant, then transfer to Papyrus institute where you will see the way the papyrus plant is made into a paper like ancient times. 

Back to hotel. Dinner & overnight.

Day 04:
After breakfast, we will visit the main Coptic cathedrals there we will visit the  Grave of  apostle Mark as it was brought to Egypt from Venice in 1968. 
then drive to the church of apparition at Zeitoun where blessed mother virgin Mary appeared in  April 1968. 

Day 05:
Early morning departure; follow Moses' exodus journey. On the way to Sinai we will stop at the Suez Canal which links the Mediterranean and Red Seas. 
From there we will cross from Africa to Asia where we will visit Marah where Moses took a wooden log and threw it into the water making the bitter water sweet. 

We will then drive to Elim where manna and quail came from heaven. 
After Elim we will drive to Raphadime where in the book of Exodus Moses sent Joshua to fight the Amalakites. 
There Moses built an altar that he called 'Lord is my Banner'. 

Arrival to Sinai, dinner and overnight in Sinai (St. Catherine)

Day 06: Mount Sinai- Monastery of St, Catherine
Early morning, climb up Mount Sinai before sunrise. 
While you are ascending Mount Sinai walking or by camel, you will pass by a great Greek orthodox Monastery known as St, Catherine its fame isn't only because it is ancient, but also it lies at the foot of Mount Sinai and it houses the burning bush. 
The Monastery which is dated back to 4th century A.D was built by Constantine. 
It has a great architecture, amazing icons and the spirituality is beyond description. 
From there, we will drive to Taba which is the Egyptian - Israeli border on the way to Taba which is one and half hour away from Sinai, we will drive by Haziroth, the place where Moses sister Mariam was kept away for Leprosy. 
Dinner & overnight at Hilton Taba   

Day 07:
check out before mid day. 
Transfer to Cairo, or walk to the borders of taba.

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