The Prophet Isaiah is portrayed on the north side of the soffit above the doorway leading from the naos to the narthex. He is depicted as an old man with long grey hair, holding a scroll. The scroll passage is extracted by his book I:19 and reads: "If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land". The inscription’s message contradicts and is cancelled by the new commandment, to love one another, written on the book of Christ who is depicted below. Thus humankind from this time onwards does not have to obey and obtain the goods of the earth so as to secure eternal salvation of the soul but to love each other.