I continue our visit to Pantocratoros with a few pictures of the 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)
Above the exit door of trapeza: a famous fresco a different animals.
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!).
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.
And in the proximity: a stone with Christian ornamental figures.
In the courtyard of Pantocratoros: the dubble headed eagle
Pantocratoros – well
Pantocratoros – another well with two taps
Pantocratoros – semantron in the courtyard
Pantocratoros – behind the katholicon
Pantocratoros- rear entrance
Courtyard with trees
Pantocratoros – bedroom. I learned one important thing from this night. Next time I’ll bring earplugs, because of extreme loud snoring !
Outside Pantocratoros – an aquaduct