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Istanbul Kariye or Chora Church

Istanbul Kariye or Chora Church

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Not knowing how to interpret these mosaics myself I am pleased that a guest commented (I suppose rightly): The Virgin Mary in the arms of her father Joachim being blessed by the Temple Priests.


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Nikos 05-Oct-2008 15:32
Guest is a correct. According to the apocrypha gospels Joakim father of baby Mary made a big feast and called the priests of the Temple. There they blessed her
Guest 01-Oct-2006 20:35
The Virgin Mary in the arms of her father Joachim being blessed by the Temple Priests.