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Saint Antony Church – Shobra

Saint Antony Church – Shobra

Saint Antony Church – Shobra

Project details

  • Location: Shobra, Cairo, Egypt
  • Architects: Riyadh Gerges + Seif Nasrallah
  • Contractors: “El-Khawaga” Wanis Mikhail El-Nekhaily.
  • Date Constructed: 1935-1950
  • Area: 850 m²

 

St. Antony Church where more than 42 monks & sisters came out of it including 9 bishops, in addition to Pope Shenouda III.

Back to the 1935, a 850m2 gross was bought from Garbo’s Jewish Bank by the Coptic Orthodox Association – Chicolany, Shobra. The Egyptian Architect Seif Nasrallah offered the drawings for free for a small temporary church before preparing into the larger ones.

Main Features:

Interior:

Arabic verses on walls, ceiling paintings filled with the stars, in addition to the yellow glass windows with clerestory lighting.

Exterior:

It’s filled with patterns at the front facade in addition to the cross crenelations on the top.

 

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