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THE HOLY JOURNEY TO EGYPT - THE ARRIVAL
OUT OF EGYPT I CALLED MY SON
“ ……….. Behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word, for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him”
Joseph Complied. A donkey was fetched for the gentle young Mother, to ride with her young Child in her arms. And so they set out from Bethlehem on their predestined journey. In those far-off days, there were three routes which could be followed by travellers traversing Sinai from Palestine to Egypt. But, for their escape from King Herod, the Holy Family had to avoid the known tracks, and pursue unknown path, guided by God and His Angel.
And so the Holy Family arrived, at last, safely, for God had pre-ordained that Egypt should be the refuge for the One who was to bring the message of peace and love to mankind.
Egypt received great and very special blessings by the visit of the Holy Family. They traveled through Egypt, blessing every site at which they resided. Every place the Holy Family visited became a sacred landmark.
In commemoration of the blessed visit of the Holy Family, on June 1st the Coptic Church annually celebrates the flight of the Holy Family to the Land of Egypt.