September 13, 2022 - Tout 3, 1739

Great Earthquake in Cairo and Most of the Egyptian Cities

On this day also a great earthquake took place in Cairo and most of the Egyptian cities at 9:00am. On this day, a church named after Michael the Archangel, at El-Gazrya in Cairo, was destroyed. It was said that certain ungodly people asked the Christians to pay a bribe to them, but they would not; and when it was evening these men came and destroyed the church completely. This happenedd in the ninth year of the Papacy of Abba Macarius in the 828th year of the Holy Martyrs (1112 A.D.) May their prayers and blessings be with us all, and Glory be to God forever. Amen.