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6453:Photos > Island Churches & Icons

submitted by George Vardas on 29.01.2005

The church of Myrtidiotissa

The rear of the church of Myrtidiotissa

6355:Photos > Island Churches & Icons

submitted by Peter Vanges on 20.01.2005

Myrtidiotissa monk at prayer.

One of the dedicated monks during prayer at Myrtidia, Kythera.

From:

Chapter 40, The monastery of Myrtidiotissa
pp. 199.

Peter Vanges
Kythera. A History.
Publisher: Kytherian Association of Australia.
1993.

See previous entry, for an exposition of the history of the monastery.

6352:Photos > Island Churches & Icons

submitted by Peter Vanges on 20.01.2005

The monastery of Myrtidiotissa. A History.

From, Chapter 40,
pp. 193-199.

Peter Vanges
Kythera. A History.
Publisher: Kytherian Association of Australia.
1993.


Kythera is full of churches. There is a church in every village, every town, on hill tops, in valleys or caves near the sea, or hidden in the centre of the island. These are simple, beautiful or majestic depending on where they are located. But none is more revered, none is so inspiring, none is so important, ...

6289:Photos > Island Churches & Icons

submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 11.01.2005

agios yiannis

agios yiannis in the platia of trifyllianika which celebrates on the 29th. of august.

6229:Photos > Island Churches & Icons

submitted by Kiriaki Orfanos on 06.01.2005

Papa Levounis.

Papa Levounis.
This picture hangs in his cell, number 10, at the monastery - Myrtidiotissa. He left a written document allowing any of his descendants to stay in that cell.


"When I was about ten or eleven my mother and I stayed at Myrtidia from the first of August, where it is traditional for people to stay for a period fifteen days to celebrate the Panagia’s entry into heaven. The end of this time was celebrated by a dance in the church square".

From ...

6023:Photos > Island Churches & Icons

submitted by George Poulos on 26.12.2004

Nomisma of the joint reign of Basil II and Constantine VII.

Circa 990 AD

Obverse

Christ as King of Kings

Example of Byzantine metalwork. [Not held on the island of Kythera.]

Image courtesy of Gordon Morrison

5876:Photos > Island Churches & Icons

submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 09.12.2004

MANITOHORI CHURCH.

bell tower of a little church on the main road at manitohori just before chora.

5809:Photos > Island Churches & Icons

submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 06.12.2004

AGIOS KOSMAS

where ever you look in kythera you will see churhes of all shapes and sizes. agios kosmas is at palochora . the church is in a remote part of palochora and one asks the question who on earth went to this church in its day.

5808:Photos > Island Churches & Icons

submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 06.12.2004

MYRTITHIA

another view of the splendid interior of myrtithia.15th of august.

5804:Photos > Island Churches & Icons

submitted by George Poulos on 06.12.2004

Myrtidiotissa Icon. Photograph by Sophios, from c.1950's.

Sophios photograph of the Myrtidiotissa Icon taken c.1950's.

This photograph was circulated as a Postcard at the time.

5774:Photos > Island Churches & Icons

submitted by George Poulos on 03.12.2004

Myrtidiotissa Church. Icon, with amulets.

The healing amulets are clearly visible on the bar in front of the icon of Myrtidiotissa.

5773:Photos > Island Churches & Icons

submitted by George Poulos on 03.12.2004

Myrtidiotissa Church. Looking upwards from the main icon, to the domed roof

Although not clear from this photograph, the domed roof is adorned by a magnificent golden icon of Christ.

5766:Photos > Island Churches & Icons

submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 02.12.2004

PANAGIA MYRTIDIOTISSA.

our icon of the virgin mary at myrtitha which is worshiped by all of us.

5746:Photos > Island Churches & Icons

submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 01.12.2004

AYIOS ANDONIS

the wall and ayios andonis at palochora . wonder how much longer the wall will stay up?

5696:Photos > Island Churches & Icons

submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 01.10.2005

AGIA ELESA

agia elesa 1st august.

5690:Photos > Island Churches & Icons

submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 06.12.2004

AGIOS NIKOLAS.

the bell tower of agios nikolas agia pelagia. underneath the cape of the church is a little cave which you can swim into it.the church is always unlocked go and light candle and say a little prayer

5597:Photos > Island Churches & Icons

submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 16.11.2004

AGIOS IOANNIS TRIFYLLANIKA

29th august st. john church service trifyllanika

5342:Photos > Island Churches & Icons

submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 31.10.2004

AYIA VARVARA

the church of ayia vravara as the drawing submitted by george poulos at palochora.

5320:Photos > Island Churches & Icons

submitted by George Poulos on 30.10.2004

Ayia Varvara, Paliohora - floor plan of the 13th century church.

The church of Saint Varvara.

"This 13th century church is a fine example of Byzantine architecture with beuatiful proportions. It is located at the now abandoned Byzantine city of Paliohora. Unfortunately, it has been neglected and all the interior decorations destroyed. With a very strong influence of Monemvasian architecture, this church deserves to be preserved as it is unique both in its architecture and history."

From, Peter D Vanges, Kythera. A history ...

5313:Photos > Island Churches & Icons

submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 16.10.2005

AGIOS THEODOROS

the beautiful byzantine church of ayios theodoros which can be found just outside potamos.