Church of St. George (Cairo)

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Saint George Greek Orthodox Church
Inside and outside the Church of St. George and Hanging Church 07.JPG
LocationBabylon Fortress, Coptic Cairo
Country Egypt
DenominationGreek Orthodox Church of Alexandria
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History
DedicationSaint George
Architecture
Years built10th century
Administration
DivisionThe Greek Orthodox Patriarchate
Clergy
Bishop(s)Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria

The Church of St. George is a Greek Orthodox church within the Babylon Fortress in Coptic Cairo.[1] It is part of the Holy Patriarchal Monastery of St George under the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and all Africa.[1] The church dates back to the 10th century (or earlier). The current structure was rebuilt following a 1904 fire,[2] construction was finished in 1909.[3] Since 2009, the monastery's hegumen has had the rank of bishop with title Bishop Babylonos ("Bishop of Babylon").[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Holy Monastery of St George". 13 October 2012. Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria. 13 October 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  2. ^ Beattie, Andrew. Cairo: A Cultural History. Oxford University Press. pp. 70–71.
  3. ^ Sattin, Anthony. Lonely Planet: Egypt. Lonely Planet Publications. p. 69.
  4. ^ "First Day Of The Deliberations Of The Holy Synod Of The Alexandrian Patriarchate" (Press release). Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria. 6 October 2009. Retrieved 14 March 2018.

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Coordinates: 30°00′21″N 31°13′52″E / 30.0057°N 31.2311°E / 30.0057; 31.2311