Places of worship EDESSA (Town) PELLA - GTP + Greek Travel Pages

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Old Metropolis - Assumption of the Virgin Mary

  Three-aisled, wooden-roofed basilica, founded in the 14th century and dedicated to Christ, the Wisdom and the Word of God. The north and south walls of the church were repaired in the middle of the 17th century, while the narthex is a much later construction, added in the 1920's. Parts of wall paintings are preserved on the bema, on the walls over the colonnades, on the soffits of the arches, and on the pillars. The earlier wall paintings are dated to ca. 1380. Very impressive is the carved wooden iconostasis, dated to the middle of the 18th century, with icons painted by Apostolis Longianos Vodheniotis (1761).
  Extensive restoration work of the church was undertaken in the 1970's, and the additions made in the 1920's were removed from the main building because they severely altered the original form of the monument. A similar restoration work is now in progress in the area of the narthex and is scheduled to be completed by 1997.

This text is cited May 2003 from the Hellenic Ministry of Culture URL below.

The Old Metropolis

Church of the Apostles Peter & Paul

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