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

Holy Church of Saint Spyridon

Παραδοσιακοί Επιτάφιοι των Ι.Ν. της παλιάς πόλεως της Κέρκυρας

Holy Church of All Saints

Holy Church of Virgin Mary of the Foreigners

Holy Church of Saint Paraskevi

Holy Church of Saint Antonios

Holy Church of Saint John

Holy Church of Saint Eleftherios

Holy Church of Saint Nikolaos de Vecchi

Holy Church of Saint Sophia

Holy Church of Saint Basil


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