Join Mariam Guilliams in a serious discussion about this image: Black Jesus from an Egyptian American Coptic Christian's perspective.
"Earliest known image of Jesus Christ, from the Coptic Museum in Cairo, Egypt. This painting of Jesus is older than the image of the black Jesus Christ in the Church of Rome which is from the 6th century. "
A Church built into a cave in Egypt, is home to 70,000 Weekly worshipers. Saint Simon,is one of the world's oldest Christian Communities. One of the more populous groups are Egyptians who have retained their Coptic beliefs and established the largest Christian church in the Middle East.
Other nearby caves have also been built into separate church spaces, and all of them have been linked to create a massive Christian complex.
Since tourism through the scavenger’s village is not a thriving industry, reaching the Monastery of St. Simon is no small feat, yet as the largest Christian church, hundreds of thousands of people make the pilgrimage each year.
The Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria is the largest Christian Church in Egypt and Northeast Africa. According to tradition, the Church was established by Saint Mark, an apostle and evangelist, in the middle of the 1st century