The church is located in sammanud. Sammanud is one of the important administrative centers that locates on the eastern bank of Damietta Baranch of the Nile . The Holy Family fled to Samannud and It is said that the Holy Family stayed between 14 to 17 days and they were received by its people in a pleasant way.

At Sammanud an old Church was built after the name of St. Mary the Virgin, later it was changed, and a new Church was built now on its ruins known as Church of Virgin Mary and St. Abba Noub the martyr at Sammanud. In the church’s courtyard there is a well that was blessed by Jesus . There is also a large granite bowl in which the Holy Virgin baked her bread.

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