How do modern Greek Orthodox feel about the Iconoclastic events?

By: | Post date: 2016-05-05 | Comments: No Comments
Posted in categories: History, Mediaeval Greek

Well, let me put it this way (answering the related question, “how do I feel about Iconoclasm”.)

The town of Agios Nikolaos, Crete is named after an old church of St Nicholas. The church is still around, now built into the grounds of a hotel: Byzantine Temple of Agios Nikolaos – Travel Guide for Island Crete, Greece

The church was built in iconoclastic times. The church is full of 14th century standard frescos, and 17th century graffitos; but the plaster has fallen off in places, and reveals the original iconoclastic wall designs.

Circles and flowers; and no representation of humans.

It felt eerie. It felt like I’d stumbled into a mosque…

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