The Monk Leontios, one of the donors, is depicted in a confined panel, on the left hand side of Archangel Michael in the north conch of the narthex of Asinu.
According to his occupation, he is dressed in a dark grey tunic with a belt, a black hood and a pair of black boots. His face evidences an elder man with white beard and wrinkles.
Deviating from the norm, Monk Leontios turns his face and raises his hands in a prayer to the figure next to him, Archangel Michael, and not to Virgin Phorviotisa as the remainder of the monks-donors do in the narthex. This can be merely explained by Leontios’s age and Michael’s duty to accompany the souls of the deceased to Hades as psychopomp. The accompanied description reads : 'Prayer of the servant of God Leontios the monk'.


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

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Ioannides, Marinos, “Monk Leontios,” Αψίδα, accessed December 15, 2019, https://apsida.cut.ac.cy/items/show/45326.