On the south portal of the west door of the narthex prophylactic crosses with a waived crown of thorns and cryptograms are shown.
The cross operates as apotropaic symbols to evil powers. Therefore its depiction on the doorstep had a reasonable meaning.
The cryptograms written on the jambs of the narthex underline the sacrifice of Jesus though the cross, his charity and operate as signs of the faith of the martyrs but also highlight the salvific and eschatological symbolism of the cross.


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Digital Heritage Research Lab of Cyprus University of Technology

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Απαγορεύεται η δημοσίευση ή αναπαραγωγή, ηλεκτρονική ή άλλη χωρίς τη γραπτή συγκατάθεση του δημιουργού.

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Ioannides, Marinos, “Cross Cryptograms,” Αψίδα, accessed July 16, 2019, https://apsida.cut.ac.cy/items/show/45313.

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