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Greece Agios Dionysios of Zakynthos

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The church of Agios Dionysios the impressive church of the island’s patron saint, is located in the southern part of the capital of Zakynthos, near the harbour

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Greece Agios Dionysios of Zakynthos

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  2. 2. On the broadwaterfront avenue(Strata Marina)stands theimpressive churchof the island’spatron saint, SaintDionysios.Chiar pe chei,(Strata Marina) seaflă impresionantabiserică închinatăpatronului spiritualal insulei, SfântulDionisie.
  3. 3. Built in 1708, it was renovated in1764 and decorated withvaluable icons, works by theZakynthian painters Koutouzisand Doxaras.The church houses the coffinwith the relic of the saint, whichwas translated here in 1717 fromthe Strofades monastery, whereDionysios had been buried.Construită în 1708, a fostrenovată în 1764 şi decorată cuicoane valoroase, executare depictorii locali Koutouzis șiDoxaras.Biserica adăposteşte relicvelesfântului Dionisie - patronulspiritual al insulei; sicriul a fostadus aici în 1717 de lamănăstirea Strofades, undefusese îngropat Sfântul Dionisie
  4. 4. Dionysius of Zakynthos was born in 1547 on the island of Zakynthos in theIonian Sea. Before becoming a monk his name was Draganigos Sigouros Hewas educated by priests and became fluent in Greek, Italian, and Latin. Heexcelled in theology, became a monk in 1568, received his first degree ofordination as a priest in 1570 as Daniel; he later became hieromonk ofZakynthos and Strofades. In 1577 he was raised to Archbishop of Aegina andPoros and after a year abdicated from this dignity and settled in Zakynthos as anabbot of a monastery. In December 17, 1622 he fell asleep in the Lord.Sfântul Dionysios s-a născut în Zakynthos în 1546, refuzând poziţia lui socială şitrăind numai în scopuri caritabile. Este protectorul insulei şi din acest motiv, înanul 1708 a fost construită biserica consacrată lui. Trupul Sfantului Dionysios seaflă in biserică şi foarte mulţi pelerini vin în fiecare an, pe 24 August, să se roagela sfintele moaşte.
  5. 5. Inside the church there is thebody of the Saint kept inside asilver coffinMoaştele sfântului Dionisiesunt păstrate într-o raclă deargint
  6. 6. The church walls are allcovered by paintingsPereţii sunt acoperiţi cupictură
  7. 7. The church is basilica and thetower bell is very similar tothe tower of Saint Mark’schurch in Venice, it is morethan 40 metres high.Biserica Sf. Dionysos dinoraşul Zakynthos, una dincele 3 clădiri în stil veneţiencare au scăpat intacte dupăcutremurul din 1953.Arhitectura bisericii estebizantină, fără cupolă şi cupereţii pictaţi foarteimpresionant. Biserica estesituată lângă port, în parteade sud a oraşului.Clopotniţa are peste 40mînălţime
  8. 8. Church museumMuzeul Eclesiastic
  9. 9. Saint Nikolaos on the Moleis a church built in 1561. Itsthe citys oldest survivingVenetian building andclaims great historicalsignificance.The islands patron saint,Saint Dionysos, served inthis church.Sfântul Nikolaos pe Cheieste o biserică construită înanul 1561. Este cea maiveche clădire în stilveneţian din oraş care asupravieţuit cutremuruluidevastator din 1953 și are omare importanță religioasăşi istorică. Patronul spiritualal insulei, Sfântul Dionysos,a slujit în această biserică.
  10. 10. Text : Internet Pictures: Gabriela Cristescu & Internet Copyright: All t he images belong to their authors Arangement: Sanda Foişoreanu www.slideshare.net/michaelasandaSound: Agnes Baltsa - From Greece with Love: Barcarolle; O tahidrómos The postman

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