Church of the Prophet Elias

Published 27th of November, 2019

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If the church doesn't look so small from the side, look at it from the back. It is only about two door-widths across.

Extra Pews

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Before we go inside, let's take a quick look around. The outside of the church is well maintained, and has a fair amount of chairs stacked up. I presume when a service is held here most of the congregation sit outside.

Inside

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As you can see, the inside looks fairly typical for a Cypriot church. It is amazing what you can squash in to such a small place.

Votive Desk

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There is even an area for votive offerings. You may recall that wax effigies are used in prayers. Babies for fertility, limbs for a swift recovery. I wonder what a head is supposed to signify though? You can see one perched at the left end of the table.

Bird's Nest?

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It looks like the light has a bird's nest in it.

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