Sacred Connections Scotland

Barry and Theresa in Egypt 2007 (slide show)

“The monastic life of Egypt became famous throughout the whole Christian Church, and for a long time Egypt was regarded as the ‘Holy Land’ in preference to Palestine, because there could be seen the multitudes of saintly ascetes, and Christians came as pilgrims from all parts to see and hear them.”
(The Coptic Church and Egyptian Monasticism by De Lacy O’Leary)