Wadi El- Natron(Alexandria) - tourism in Egypt

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Wadi El- Natron(Alexandria)

Channel El-Natron is found 100 km toward the north west of Cairo, it is a characteristic melancholy in the western desert. Presently it is comprising of salt lakes and salt pads laying in the desert

Watercourse el Natorn was critical to the antiquated Egyptian since it was the place they extricated the Natrun salt. Surely and turn out to be more imperative amid the early period of Christianity in Egypt. Today it is the focal point of numerous religious communities going back to the fourth century AD

These religious communities are:
The Monastery of Deir abu makar ( st. Makarous)
The Monastery of Deir Anba bishoy ( St bishoi)
 The Monastery of Deir el Surian
 The Monastery of Deir EL Baramous

It is found 4 km of the Alexandria desert street, it comprises today of manyDier Abu creator stays of a much more prominent site. The significance of this spot today ascends from the way that here St Makarios who was the child of An Egyptian cleric who lived here in 330 AD, he turned into the otherworldly pioneer of the Christian recluses and ministers in the territory, he was covered in the religious community , and later around 9 Patriarchs were covered in the same cloister

The site of religious community is comprising of a few houses of worship, much of the time pulverized and right now being revamped , the principle site comprise of the cell of chrism and the liquid said to be utilized to treat Jesus Christ. The cloister still contains religious painting and frescos that retreats to the 5 century Ad. The cloister is not open for guests

One of the quip vital cloisters today in Wadi El-Natroun is Dier Anba Bishoi ( Bischoi) it was named after the Patron Saint St. Bishoi who moved to the site and lived in here in isolation. Dier Anba bishoi

At that point cloister was reestablished a few times after it has been pulverized because of the stylists. also, Bedouins. It has 5 holy places the principle one is the St Bishoi church which goes as ahead of schedule to the 9 century Ad. This congregation today is just utilized amid the late spring

Toward the east of this congregation lies another known as the congregation of Al-Adra (the virgin)
however this one is just utilized amid the winter month
At the second bloom of the religious community which retreats to the 12 century Ad, there is the congregation of blessed messenger. Additionally there is the charge of St. George which is not utilized by any stretch of the imagination. The religious community contains the remaining parts of St. Bishoi, and Ephraim the Assyrian, and Paul of Tomah

It is located to the north west of  St Bishou monastery almost 400 meters away.  Women are not allowed into this monastery. The monastery goes back the 6th century AD, Dier AL Syrianthe monastery was  built by some of the orthodox monks for the monastery of Bishouy who had a dispute with other monks in the monastery about the status of the virgin Mary. They called it the theocratic ( Mother of god)

Later the monastery was abounded and then it was  sold to group of  Syrian  monks. The monastery contains  It has a an olive press, large farm attached to it and a library

The monastery consisting of the following churches
 The Church of El -Adra (church of the Virgin) which is considered the main church. Which is used during the summer month  
Church of Sitt Mariam ( lady Mary), they also call it the  cave church.  It stores the relics of St. John Kame the black who died in 656ADThe Church of the forty martyrs-The Church of  Hinnes and Marutha, who
bought this church for the Syrian monks.
  In the second flower of the monastery  lie the churches of S Michael.