Sakha had five churches:
The Church of the Virgin Mary: It has a cave where St. Sawirus, Patriarch of Antioch, took shelter at the time of his expulsion from his throne during the reign of Justinus the King in the sixth century AD. He died in this cave and his pure body was carried to the Monastery of Glass in Alexandria. In the cave, there is an altar on which St. Sawirus used to pray the Holy Mass.
The Coptic Church celebrates the memorial of St. Sawirus’ coming to the Egyptian land every year on the 2nd of Baba, and here we mention a great miracle happening to Saint St. Sawirus while attending the liturgy. The king sent soldiers behind him to kill him, but God hid him and they did not see him, although he was near them. When St. Sawirus arrived to Egypt, he used to travel in disguise from one place to another and from one monastery to another, and God used to perform many signs and wonders on his hands, to the extent that he went on some days to the wilderness of Shehit in Wadi al-Natrun and entered the church in the guise of a strange monk, and a great miracle happened at this moment. It was that after the priest put the offering on the altar and circulated in the church with the incense, and after reading the Epistles and the Gospels and after raising the Aprosfareen, he did not find the offering on the tray. So the priest was troubled and cried and turned to the worshipers, saying: Brothers, I do not find the offering on the tray and I do not know if this is because of my sin or yours. The worshipers cried and immediately the angel of the Lord appeared and said to him: This is not because of your sin, nor the sin of the worshipers, but because you raised the offering in the presence of the patriarch. So the priest answered: and where is he, my lord? The angel pointed at Saint Sawirus, who was sitting in one of the corners of the church, so the priest knew him by the grace of God. When the priest came to him, St. Sawirus ordered him to complete the mass after he entered the sanctuary with great dignity. The priest went up to the altar and found the offering in the tray, so the worshipers blessed the Lord and glorified His holy name. Then, St. Sawirus left that place and came to the city of Sakha, and lived with a God-loving archon named Dortheos, and he remained there until he departed.
There are other churches in Sakha: a church in the name of Archangel Michael, a church in the name of Saint Abakir, a church in the name of Saint George, and a church in the fortress. These are in addition to another church in a village near Sakha called Defriya Kafr El-Sheikh Center in the name of the Virgin Mary and many wonders appear in it.