The placement of hieromonk and donor Barnabas adjacent to the image of Our Lady Phorviotisa, next to the entrance door and above the Deesis, highlights his contribution in the fresco program of Asinou.
He is depicted with his head lifted and hands raised towards the Virgin. As a monk, his head is tonsured and he is clad in a white sticharion and a white phelonion. The cuffs and the epitrachelion have gold and pearl embroideries. The accompanying inscription reads: prayer of the servant of God Barnabas priestmonk, amen.
The distinctive use of white for the garments of Barnabas has a semantic meaning. Priests wear white vestments on specific dates, including the period between Easter and the Ascension. If this is the case and Barnabas wears white garments in this period, it represents an indirect reference to the Resurrection and the salvation of humankind and is in accordance with the message conveyed through the fresco program of the narthex.