Timotheos and Mavra are the saints portrayed in the north of the western door of the narthex.
Saint Timotheos appears as a young beardless man holding the cross of the martyrs and a codex. Codex is his attribute because, according to his Vita, while he was an ecclesiastical reader in a town in Upper Egypt, he refused to obey the commander of the province to burn the sacred books. Therefore, Timotheos and his wife were condemned to death in 286 A.D.
According to the synaxarion of the Constantinopolitan church, Timotheos and Mavra did not have any relation to Cyprus. A local tradition, though, says that the two saints were martyred in Cyprus.
Regarding Saint Mavra, in Cypriot iconography she is depicted both alone and along with her husband.


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

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Ioannides, Marinos, “Saints Timotheos And Mavra,” Αψίδα, accessed July 16, 2019, https://apsida.cut.ac.cy/items/show/45315.

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