"Othodox Christian church"Lord's Transfiguration"" Pomorie Things to Do Tip by desert_princess
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Othodox Christian church"Lord's Transfiguration"/ Preobrajenie Gospodne - 1765
This is the oldest building in the town of Pomorie ,built in 1763-64 ,completed and sanctified in 1765.It was built on the emplacement of a smaller temple that had existed since IX century and destroyed in 1760.The church's massive rectangular building is composed of three naves with wooden ceilings.There are no external domes and interior arches. The altar apse to the east is missing and covered by a two hip roof. Two windows - to the north and south. Two gates - the southern one bigger than the western one. The church is built entirely of stone .(the town has been set on fire numerous times because of its greek population,according to the local woman I've spoken to She named the church -"Jesus Christ".)
The inside is decorated with icons and wood carved iconostasis with floral motives. The fretwork is of very high artiastic and technical level.17 large icons of the king's row by different icon painters from XVII and XVIII century are placed on the iconostasis.Some icons originate even from the XVI century. On the second apostolic row there are 33 small icons - apostolis ,festal and saints. All icons have high artistic qualities and are placed among the best works of icon painting on Bulgarian lands.
Under the king's icon of Jesus Christ ( on the right ) , in the foundations, there is a small holy spring with holy water ( you need to lift the stone that covers it ),appearing from a stone slab of 20-25cm thichness. The spring was names by the Christians "Tears of Jesus" and thus arises the common local name of the church among the citizens of Pomorie as "the Old Jesus Church".
The original architectural design of the church missing altar apse to the east ,and the rich interior decoration makes it unique for the whole Christian world.
In 1972 the church has been explored and listed as an original monument of fine are ,and in 1976 has been reckognized as Monument of culture of national significance Ist degree.
Address: "Khan Koubrat"street No 3
Directions: Open 8:30-12:30 and 16:00 - 22:00
By the Border police
At many places in the old town you will see signs showing you the way to this little church , but the truth is I stumbled in it after taking a left turn coming from the promenade
Phone: +359 596 24087
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