Haettu kohde: Santa Maria (Cairo)


    Kohde : Santa Maria (Cairo)

    Paikkakunta : Cairo

    Maa : Egypt

    Kuvaus :

    A.Butler remarks in a footnote that this church is “curiously called…the Virgin of the Pot of Basil. The reason of the name is quite lost by the Copts of to-day [1884].”
    “The entrance to the precincts of Al’Adra is through a low narrow arched doorway, such as belonged once to nearly all the churches. The priest is an extremely fine and venerable old man, with snowy patriarchal beard; and, like the priest at K. Burbârah [St Barbara], he is conspicuous for having refused bakshish*; for he excused himself with the graceful remark that visitors came as his guests. Such an idea is quite out of fashion with the Copts generally. The church is small, dark, nearly square building, with the usual features. Hanging before the iconostasis is a small ancient Arabic or Venetian glass lamp, the stem built of rings tapering downwards, the body encrusted with medallions…But unless there are any curious vessels in the treasury or sacristy – a fact I was unable to ascertain – there is nothing else of interest in this church, which is said to have suffered some rebuilding.”

    *tip

    Butler, Alfred J., The Ancient Coptic Churches of Egypt, vol. 1., Oxford University Press, 1970 (first edition 1884), pp. 247-248.

    Ed. Adzhoa Makkonen



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    Santa Maria (Cairo)
    Santa Maria (Cairo)
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    Santa Maria (Cairo)
    Santa Maria (Cairo)
    Kuva © Arto Kuorikoski

    Santa Maria (Cairo)
    Santa Maria (Cairo)
    Kuva © Arto Kuorikoski

    Santa Maria (Cairo)
    Santa Maria (Cairo)
    Kuva © Arto Kuorikoski

    Santa Maria (Cairo)
    Santa Maria (Cairo)
    Kuva © Arto Kuorikoski

    Santa Maria (Cairo)
    Santa Maria (Cairo)
    Kuva © Arto Kuorikoski

    Santa Maria (Cairo)
    Santa Maria (Cairo)
    Kuva © Arto Kuorikoski

    Santa Maria (Cairo)
    Santa Maria (Cairo)
    Kuva © Arto Kuorikoski

    Santa Maria (Cairo)
    Santa Maria (Cairo)
    Kuva © Arto Kuorikoski

    Santa Maria (Cairo)
    Santa Maria (Cairo)
    Kuva © Arto Kuorikoski

    Santa Maria (Cairo)
    Santa Maria (Cairo)
    Kuva © Arto Kuorikoski

    Santa Maria (Cairo)
    Santa Maria (Cairo)
    Kuva © Arto Kuorikoski

    Santa Maria (Cairo)
    Santa Maria (Cairo)
    Kuva © Arto Kuorikoski