1227 – Pantocratoros (day 4 – 1)

IMG_3695 pantocratoros trapeza
I continue our visit to Pantocratoros with a few pictures of the trapeza.

IMG_3696 Pantocratoros fresco wall trapeza
Trapeza wall: fresco with Saints. The fresco shows us (from left to right):
1. Saint Pachomios
2. the Angel of the Lord showing him (St. Pachomios) the traditional monk’s habit
3. Saint Nilos
4. Saint Arsenios
These 3 saints are considered great ascetics. (thanks to Bertinos)

IMG_3748 Pantocratoros trapeza animals
Above the exit door of trapeza: a famous fresco a different animals.

IMG_3748 a Pantocratoros trapeza animals in detail
Detail of the fresco above: almost all animals/griffins are eating human body parts (heads and feet).

The fresco about the exit door of the trapeza depicts a vision of the Resurrection of the Dead by Ezechiel, where an angel wakes the dead with a trumpet. At that point, all (parts of) humans who (will) have been eaten by all kinds of creatures, will be “reassembled” (into transfigured bodies). The angel on the left is rolling up the present (world=)universe, usually symbolised by a scroll with the sun, moon, stars, etc. which masks the eternal world/universe (thanks to Bertinos, who shared his expertise with us!).

IMG_3749 Pantocratoros outside trapeza antique stone
Just outside the trapeza you can see this antique stone in the wall: two adults sitting on chairs (and eating?), with a young child standing under the table.

IMG_3751 Pantocratoros Chistian stone ornament
And in the proximity: a stone with Christian ornamental figures.

IMG_3721 Pantocratoros dubble headed eagle
In the courtyard of Pantocratoros: the dubble headed eagle

IMG_3733 Pantocratoros wll
Pantocratoros – well

IMG_3738 Pantocratoros another well
Pantocratoros – another well with two taps

IMG_3739 Pantocratoros semantron
Pantocratoros – semantron in the courtyard

IMG_3740 Pantocratoros behind the katholicon
Pantocratoros – behind the katholicon

IMG_3741 Pantocratoros back entrance
Pantocratoros- rear entrance

IMG_3742 Pantocratoros katholicon
Katholicon

IMG_3746 Pantocratoros courtyard
Courtyard with trees

IMG_3744 Pantocratoros bedroom
Pantocratoros – bedroom. I learned one important thing from this night. Next time I’ll bring earplugs, because of extreme loud snoring !

IMG_3752Pantocratoros aquaduct
Outside Pantocratoros – an aquaduct

Wim, 11/6

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2 Responses to 1227 – Pantocratoros (day 4 – 1)

  1. Bertinos says:

    The fresco with the “four saints” shows (from left to right):
    1. Saint Pachomios
    2. the Angel of the Lord showing him (St. Pachomios) the traditional monk’s habit
    3. Saint Nilos
    4. Saint Arsenios
    These 3 saints are considered great ascetics.

  2. Bertinos says:

    The fresco about the exit door of the trapeza depicts a vision of the Resurrection of the Dead by Ezechiel, where an angel wakes the dead with a trumpet.

    At that point, all (parts of) humans who (will) have been eaten by all kinds of creatures, will be “reassembled” (into transfigured bodies).

    The angel on the left is rolling up the present (world=)universe, usually symbolised by a scroll with the sun, moon, stars, etc. which masks the eternal world/universe.

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