Dakados belongs to the city of Mit Ghamr in Dakahlia, and the name “Dakados” is derived from the Coptic Greek word “Theotokos” meaning “Mother of God”. The Holy Family rested there for several days..
Abu Al-Makarim mentioned it in the twelfth century as “Taktus.” He also referred to the existence of two churches in Dakados, the first named after the Virgin Mary overlooking the sea, and the second after the name of St. Chabot the Martyr.
The traveler Vancelip (1635-1679 AD) pointed out in his book “Report of the Present Situation of Egypt” that there is a church of the Virgin Mary in Dakados.
The scientist Antoine de Sacy (1758-1838) mentions it as “Taktus”.
It was described also by the French geographer Amilino (1850-1915 AD). He said that the name of this village is found in the lists of Egyptian churches and monasteries. In fact, there is a church in Dakados in the name of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God.
Al-Idrisi mentioned it in his book “Nuzhat Al-Mushtaq fi Ekhtarak Al-Afaq” as “Dakados” and described it as a very large village with many orchards and crops, and it has a famous market on Wednesday.
In the book “Tuhfat Al-Irshad” by Ibn Mamati, Dakados is attributed to the works of the Al-Sharkeya. Ali Pasha Mubarak (1823-1893 AD) indicated in his encyclopedia “The Conciliation Plans” that there is a Coptic church in it.
His Eminence the Metropolitan of Dakahlia (1969 – 2001 AD) singled out a book called “The Brilliant Cloud in Dakados” and spoke about Dakados in ecclesiastical history, where he mentioned that the Metropolitan of Jerusalem used to spend the winter in its church, and he also mentioned that it was the birthplace of Pope Michael, the seventy-first patriarch.
Anba Samuel, Bishop of Shebin al-Qanater (1992-2003) in his book “The Old Churches and Monasteries in Lower Egypt, Cairo and Sinai”, gave a description of the church’s location and icons and a summary of its history.