Deisis in the Chapel at the Peak

Above the doorway that leads from the narthex into the nave is a depiction of the Deisis. Christ is in the centre, holding the Gospel, and blessing with his right hand. The Virgin Mary, to his right, and Saint John the Baptist, to his left, raise their hands, interceding on behalf of the world.

The text of the Gospel reads, Ὁ ἔχων τάς ἐντολάς μου καὶ τηρῶν αὐτὰς ἐκεῖνός ἐστιν ὁ ἀγαπῶν με. ‘He that hath my commandments and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me.’ (John 14:21)

The inscription below reads, ‘When Porphyrios the Third was Archbishop, and the members of the Holy Council were Archimandrite and Dikaios Theokletos, Skevophylax Ioakeim, Oikonomos Makarios, and Moses Monk, this sacred temple was raised from its foundations in the year of our salvation 1934, and painted in 1937, August. Painted by the Monk Mefody Zografski.’

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