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The Classic View

The classic view of the monastery far below in the morning sunlight, flanked by mountains on either side, as pilgrims descend the Steps of Repentance.

Sacrifice of Isaac

A fresco in the chapel at the peak depicting the Sacrifice of Isaac.

And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? And Abraham said, My […]

Apse Fresco

The fresco in the apse depicts the Virgin Mary of the Burning Bush, with the Prophet Moses removing his shoes on the left, and receiving the Tablets of the Law on the right. Below are icons of the twelve Apostles.

Στάμνον σε χρυσῆν, καὶ πλάκα καὶ τράπεζαν, προδιεγράψατο, Μωϋσῆς Πανάμωμε, καὶ βάτον Κόρη ὅλην […]

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 […]