Δευτέρα, 15 Ιανουαρίου 2018

Apostle Andreas chapel at Polystipos

"The only chapel in Polystipos that still remains is the chapel dedicated to Apostle Andreas.
It is located outside of the village, on the north, almost 300 meters away from the exit of the village, near the road leading to the neighboring village of Levadia and to Nicosia.
It is the ultimate relic of an ancient monastery dedicated to Apostle Andreas in Polystipos as it was known. "

Δευτέρα, 1 Ιανουαρίου 2018

Archangel Michael church at Pedoulas

""This timber-roofed church is the most important landmark of the community, situated a short distance to the northeast of the Proodos Timiou Stavrou church, opposite the Byzantine Museum. The church is included in the Unesco list of World Heritage Monuments.
The wall paintings include depictions from the life cycle of the Madonna and Christ, the Divine Passion, scenes inspired by the Old Testament and portraits of saints. Particularly impressive is the larger-than-life wall painting of Archangel Michael on the northern wall bearing a sword.
The iconostasis of the church is of particular significance, bearing written decoration which dates to the 15th century. Besides the two-headed eagle the coat of arms of the Lusignans Kings of Cyprus is depicted on the screen.
The church celebrates on 8 November (Synaxis ton Asomaton feast) and on 6 September (Archangel Michael’s miracle at Chones).
Opened daily 10.30am - 16.50pm. Entrance is free. Donations however are welcomed."