Thursday, February 26, 2009

Church of St John the Baptist, Maadi

Headed over to the Church of St John the Baptist in Maadi for the Ash Wednesday service this evening. This was the only church where I could get reliable information about the service timing which was in the evening.

It took me almost 2.5 hours to drive from Mohandaseen to Maadi in the crazy traffic this evening. (traffic seems much, much worse in the last few days, anyone know why?)

Although, today the drive was worth it. The church is very small and intimate (compared to the All Saints Cathedral). The service was well attended and there was beautiful instrumental music accompanying the singing and the hymns.

I wouldn't mind driving back here on Fridays for regular services.

Although the church is small, the church is extremely active in helping its congregation including a sizeable number of refugees, especially through their Spirit of Giving Catalogue among other initiatives.

Their newsletters indicate that they have youth meetings regularly for various age groups, book club meetings and plenty of other group activities.

More details on Church of St John the Baptist, Maadi are visible on their website


Rhonda said...

I have been there! I went there last Easter. That was the first day of my trip into Cairo, the one I got so sick on! Gomaa came with me and it was lovely. He was so cute, never having been in a Christian church before. Not sure what Allah would think! But no harm befell him and honestly this was the last really excellent day we spent together. Ahhh, such is life. Rhonda

Kim said...

Hey Rhonda, good to hear you had a great shared experience in this place.

If all goes well, we hope to see you back in Egypt some time soon :)

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