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The church of Agios Theodoros Stratilatis

The church is built on the west side of the village and near the bank of the river that passes through the village. The exact date of its construction is unknown but some holy icons which are placed on the iconostasis give us the clue that the church was built around the 18th century.

The church of Agios Theodoros Stratilatis is quite simple, its form is rectangular and its roof is wooden. Its capacity is around 150 people.

It is stone made and the width of the external wall is one meter. Thirty years ago the church was expanded. The bell tower is tall with arches and it has only one bell which is not electronic. The yard of the church is very small. The floor on the southwest side of the yard is paved and on the northeast side it is cemented.


The church is very simple in the inside. It has no wall paintings and the iconostasis is simple and made of pinewood. The iconostasis has two gates: the central one and the north (right) one. The four out of eight icons which are placed on it are very old and the other four are recently made. The old icons were made around 1890. The psalters and the despotic throne of the church are wooden, simple and recently made. It has no gallery for the women. The church is divided into two parts: the sanctuary and the main church.

The icon which is dedicated to Agios Theodoros Stratilatis is placed on the iconostasis with all the other icons and it has an important archaeological value.

The feast day of the saint is on 8th February and the entire community honors his memory with a service and procession of his icon. On the feast day of the saint the eparch of Morphou is always at the service.