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
DedicationSaint George
Years built10th century
DivisionThe Greek Orthodox Patriarchate
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]


  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′23″N 31°13′48″E / 30.0064°N 31.23006°E / 30.0064; 31.23006