Saint Mary Church (Haret Elroum)


Saint Mary Church (Haret Elroum)

Saint Mary Church (Haret Elroum) El-Adra-El Mughitha church is a Coptic Orthodox church in Haret Elroum (Romans ally) in Elghoureya Cairo. near the st Theodore Nun's monastery [ [http://st-theodore.8m.com/english/historical.htm St-Theodore] ] .

The church was used as the Seat of the Coptic Orthodox Pope of Alexandria; between 1660 and 1800 AD , when Pope Matthew IV on his first day as a Coptic Pope transferred the seat from Church of the Virigin Mary (Haret Zuweila) to this church. [ [http://www.saintmina-holmdel.org/Synexarium/readday.php?tm=Misra&td=16 St Mina] ] and it stayed there till 1800 when Pope Mark VIII transferred it to Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral (Azbakeya).

Importance

When the papal residency moved to that area, it gained importance due to it being the centre of the Coptic Church's activities and communication with authorities.The church is the burial place of a few of the Coptic Popes

History

Saint Mary Church (Haret Elroum)‎ was rebuilt a few times and in 1794 Ibrahim El-Gohary renovated the church , unfortunately it was burnt during Pope Mark VIII (1797-1809) papacy. and needed renovation again.

ee also

*Coptic Orthodox Church
*Christian Egypt
*Coptic architecture
*List of Coptic Orthodox Churches in the United States
*Coptic Cairo
*Seat of the Coptic Orthodox Pope of Alexandria
*Saint Barbara Church in Coptic Cairo
*Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, Cairo
*Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral (Alexandria)
*Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral (Azbakeya)
*Saint Mark Coptic Orthodox Church (Heliopolis)
*Saint Mary and Saint Abasikhiron Coptic Orthodox Church
*Church of Saint Menas (Cairo)
*St Mary and St Mercurius Coptic Orthodox Church
*Saint Mercurius Church in Coptic Cairo
*Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church (Abu Serga)
*The Hanging Church
*Church of the Holy Virgin (Babylon El-Darag)
*Church of the Virigin Mary (Haret Zuweila)

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