• The monastery of Virgin Mary “Faneromeni"
  • Item ID : 125
  • Collection Name : Holy Metropolis of Korinthos, Sikionos, Zemenos, Tarsos and Polifegos
  • Place : Korinthos
  • Description : The particular church is one of the rarest examples of the Early-Christian (Paleochristian) church of the 3rd century period. At those times Christians were continually persecuted by the Romans, so the church for obvious reasons had no particular style, but rather it was a simple house which the faithful people were meeting.
    Early Christian art is generally divided into two periods by scholars: before and after either the Edict of Milan of 313, bringing the so-called Triumph of the Church under Constantine, or the First Council of Nicea in 325.
    The church of the Virgin Mary is constructed within a big land area, which in its perimeter a bell-tower was constructed, a open atrium with colonnades in its surrounding, a exonarthex, a place for the baptize of the faithful and several accessorial small buildings. Voluminous marble ornamentations decorate the church on its external side.
    The internal of the main church (Katholikon), the decoration is made of beautifully depiction and presentations with mosaic art.