Saturday, 12 December 2009

The Balcony

Today we publish some photographs of the balcony that have been taken from the platform (which is built in the interior of the Church).

The balcony is above the “narthex” (entrance hall) and it stands opposite the Sanctuary.

It is quite an old architectural feature, which was developed during the byzantine years.

In the byzantine times this part of the Church was called “place of women”. The mother, the wife and the daughters of the Emperor were attending the Holy Services from there.

In our days the balcony offers additional space for any person (both male and female) who would like to attend the Service from there. The faithful have from there a very good view of everything that takes place in the interior of the Church.

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