Old Cairo (The Church of Abo Serga “St. Sergius”)
The area now called Old Cairo, known as Misr El Kadima, is among the important locations visited by the Holy Family where the spiritual impact of their presence is most felt still; though their stay was brief, for the Governor of what was then Fustat – enraged by the tumbling down of idols at Jesus’s approach – “Behold, the Lord rides on swift cloud, and will come into Egypt, and the idols of Egypt, will totter at his presence, and the heart of Egypt will melt in the midst of it” (Isaiah 19:1) sought to kill the Child.
But they took shelter from his wrath in cave above which, in later years, the Church of Abu Serga (St. Sergius) was built.
This, and the whole area of the Fort of Babylon, is a destination of pilgrimage the world. An air of piety and devotion pervades the whole district.