Traditional Epitaphs of the Holy Churches in the old town of Corfu


Traditional Epitaphs of the Holy Churches in the old town of Corfu

Corfiot Epitaphs do not look like the ones of the other parts of Greece, such as the big wooden carved ones of Epirus, but they are made on Venetian standards. Most of them are gold-plated, in a small shape, where here on the skeleton of Epitaph, a portable image of the the removal of the Body of Christ from the Cross is adapted. Besides these portable icons, the image of the burial of Christ in cloth, as in the rest of the country, has been adapted in recent years. The Corfiot Epitaphs are usually decorated with carnations, are simple in their expression and decorated by the women of the parishes on the evening of Holy Thursday after the Service of the Holy Suffering or early on Holy Friday’s morning.

Here are photos of the Epitaphs of the Holy Temples of the old town of Corfu.




Metropolitan Church of Virgin Mary the Spilaiotissa

Μητροπολιτικός Ναός Υ.Θ. Σπηλαιωτίσσης





Holy Church of Saint Spyridon

Ιερό Προσκύνημα Αγίου Σπυρίδωνος



Holy Church of Saint Antonios

Ιερός Ναός Αγίου Αντωνίου



Holy Church of Saint Nikolaos de Vecchi

Ιερός Ναός Αγίου Νικολάου των Γερόντων



Holy Church of Saint Eleftherios

Ιερός Ναός Αγίου Ελευθερίου



Holy Church of Virgin Mary of the Foreigners

Ιερός Ναός Υ.Θ. των Στερεωτών (Παναγία των Ξένων)



Holy Church of Saint Basil

Ιερός Ναός Αγίου Βασιλείου




Holy Church of Saint John

Ιερός Ναός Αγίου Ιωάννου




Holy Church of All Saints

Ιερός Ναός Αγίων Πάντων




Holy Church of Saint Paraskevi

Ιερός Ναός Αγίας Παρασκευής




Holy Church of Saint Sophia

Ιερός Ναός Αγίας Σοφίας


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