Talk:The Holy Family in Egypt
Not really Oriental (non-Chalcedonian) POV
This is based on a vision and writings by Popes Theophilus (23rd) and Cyril (24th) of Alexandria, both are pre-Chalcedon/schism popes of Alexandria. Other sources besides Church tradition include material by 2nd and 3rd century Greek and Jewish writers/philosophers/historians.
- The article is roughly half composed of links to OO sites, and I've never seen the stress on the Holy Family's visit to Egypt in the Chalcedonian Alexandrian Church. This is not to say that the Chalcedonians would disagree with any of this information, just that it's not as much of an emphasis in our tradition.
- Mind you, I myself am not exceptionally knowledgeable either way about this traditional element. Perhaps the article could be expanded to discuss the tradition from both sides. —Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!) 06:43, 3 November 2005 (CST)
Witness of miracles
In one very small street in el-Matarya district of today's Cairo, all kinds of bread and bakery cannot be leavened up to this day (2005) since the Virgin Mary visited that place with the Holy Family 2000 years ago and they were refused bread and cast away. This is an ongoing miracle that anyone can witness till this very day. Bread leavens normally in all surrounding streets.