Σάββατο, 1 Μαρτίου 2008

THE CHURCH OF ST. GEORGE IS SITUATED IN AZOGIRES CRETE




The church of St. George is one of the oldest churches of Azogires. Azogires is located in Paleochora Chania Crete Greece. Roomers say that the church used to be a dimartiri. Meaning that it had two names.Some locals say it was St.George and St.Katherine.And others that it was St.George and St. Nikolas. But it probably was St. George and St. Katherine. It used to be a ruin, but it was remodeled back in the 1960s. With the help of the locals ,by giving donations. My grandfather had told me he remembered frescoes on the walls and he also recalled locals telling him about the byzantine cemetery that the church once had. And the stories of a man who dreamed to go digging for a grave with gold of which he found. But instead of gold the grave was full of charcoal because he mentioned about the dream to his wife before looking for it.According to local tradition when you see a dream like that you do not speak about it ,until you find the gold. Many others found graves around. You can still view some clay barrels below the church. Which were used as graves in the ancient days. After the road came thru they were uncovered,and are still viewable today. St.George is celebrated every year on St.Georges day ,you to are welcomed to join this celabration . For more information on Azogires and its mysteries you can click on this following links http://www.azogires-alpha.blogspot.com/ And





THE ALTAR OF ST. GEORGE

The altar of St.George of Azogires.Altars are very sacred for all christian religions.

THE STEEPLE OF ST. GEORGE

The steeple of St.George also a donation with the inscription of the donator and the year.Which reads 1969 meaning a few years after it was remodeled.

HERE YOU CAN SEE A CARVED BYZANTINE CROSS FROM ST. GEORGE

The cross you see in the photo was found during the excavations,possibly it was on the church or a tombstone ,on one of the graves. What is for certain it is a byzantine times cross.

YOU CAN SEE CLEARLY THE NAME OF THE DONATORS

On this icon you can see one of the names of the paritioners donation. In this case my father, donated this beautiful icon of Saint George ,for the entrance way of the altar. You can see the date inscribed on it.