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Demre december 2012 7394.jpg
21-Dec-2012 Dick Osseman

Demre december 2012 7394.jpg

The small vaults of the narthex are decorated with frescos depicting the Ecumenical Councils of the Christian Church (Ecumenical = before the Great Schism of 1054, when the Churches of Rome and Constantinople parted). In Eastern Orthodox tradition there were seven of them: Nicaea I (325 AD), Constantinople I (381), Ephesus (431), Chalcedon (451), Constantinople II (553), Constantinople III (680) and Nicaea II (787).
On the arches in between: frescos with the representation of saints.

The frescos must be dated around the 12th century, since this part of the church was built in the mid-11th century, and the city of Myra was completely deserted by the early 14th century.

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Source: Website of ‘’ & Wikipedia.

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