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The Church of "Zoodochou Pigis"
 

The church of "Zoodochou Pigis" has a single aisle and a wooden roof with an apse protruding in the east, having five sides externally and being semicircular internally. It is made with irregular stones and only the struts and the arcs of the gates and windows are made of hacked limestone. Its external proportions are 17,60 meters height and 6,75 meters width. Today the church has two entrances, one in the middles of the west wall and one in the middle of the south wall. These entrances as well as the windows, two in the north and two in the south wall, were opened at a latter stage. The large, rectangular window that opens up in the pediment of the west wall and the window of the apse were also made later on. The small gate in the west end of the north wall through which the stairs lead to the women's loft is also more recent. The parapet of the women's loft is a characteristic specimen of folkloric, 19th century woodcraft.

Church dedicated to Zoodohos
Piyi (Life-giving Source)

 

The church of "Zoodochou Pigis" was constructed near the end of the 13th century, as it is made obvious by the frescoes that decorate the church's walls, though today they are covered by a layer of plaster. The church's long walls seem to have been covered by frescoes, depicting upright saints but without any evangelical scenes. Large parts of two such frescoes were uncovered -in a test mode -during the church's repair that occurred many years ago. They are of very good artistry and they were dated back to the beginnings of the 16th century.

Removal of gilt around Virgin Maryís icon

 

It seems that the original church only had one gate in the midst of the west wall and small openings in the apses and the two pediments of the east and west walls. The church's roof was repaired, the women's loft was constructed and today's windows and gates were made by the end of the 19th century. According to an inscription, today's icon screen was made in 1891 replacing a former one, probably that of the 16th century. Although the 16th century icon screen was destroyed, some of its icons were salvaged. The icons saved are those of apostles Peter, Paul, Matthew, Mark, and Luke. These icons are characteristic specimens of the 16th century Cypriot School. Also remarkable is the icon of Christ -perhaps of the 17th century -and that of the mounted St. George that presents strong western influence. The icon of the "Panagia I Odegetria" (Virgin Mary, the one that guides) is kept inside the Bema -almost ruined -belonging to the 15th or 16th century.

Mural

 

Seraglio

Epitaph

 

Saint Marina

Iconostasis of Agia Marina

 

Saint Nektariosís Chapel