Friday, April 10, 2015

Orthodox Holy Week in a dome

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Orthodox Christians are now in Holy Week.
Here are all the events of Holy Week, starting with the raising of Lazarus, in one beautiful dome.
Click on the photo 2x to see all the details.


The dome is on the Orthodox church, St. Elias,  on the summit of Mount Tabor.

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Kali thinamis, good strength, to the Orthodox Christian friends.
It has been a very long and strict Lenten fast for them.
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12 comments:

Cloudia said...

Shalom

William Kendall said...

That first shot is truly astonishing!

Petrea Burchard said...

It looks modern, am I right?

Dina said...

Petrea, yes, it is modern. Online sources vary, some say the church and monastery are from 1862; but the lintel says 1911. The colors of the paintings on the walls and ceiling are so vibrant that I think they have been refurbished lately.

Gerard Michaud said...

Beautiful photos Dina


Alice

VP said...

A very interesting building!

José Mendonça said...

It's a wonderful dome!

Pietro and Cynthia said...

That ceiling is amazing!
Thanks so much for the link, Dina.

Karl Demetz said...

How beautiful that ceiling !

Liz said...

Love the paintings inside. Looks like a beautiful place.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Gerald (SK14) said...

The roof details are truly delightful and I also like that door.

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

Dina, thank you for linking up with us at InSPIREd Sunday. nice to meet ya. I am Beth one of the hosts. i really enjoy the bell tower, i bet it is gorgeous to hear as well. love the mural. have a lovely week. take care. ( :