Monday, October 09, 2006

Constantinople, Part 9: Panagia Vlahernon

On Sunday morning, we checked out of the hotel and headed toward the Ecumenical Patriarchate for Liturgy. First, though, we stopped at the historic Panagia Vlahernon. This article does a great job of concisely explaining the importance of the site. In the bottom picture, you can see the iconostasis along the left and the holy fountain at the back. Above the fountain is an engraving with the words to "To Thee the Champion Leader."

Once the tour guide had us all in there, he began to sing the hymn and everyone joined in from memory. It was nice to see. Posted by Picasa

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