Saint Minas Cathedral

Saint Minas Cathedral (5204)
Saint Minas Cathedral. (Click on the photo for added detail.)

Another week draws to an end, so I’m sharing another photo from last year’s visit to Crete. This one’s from another walk about the city centre as the evening closed in. I like to visit the churches and cathedrals whenever I’m in a new (to me) town. Aside from their intrinsic beauty, I find that the places of worship say a lot about the people who make the town. Placed in their historical context one can learn a lot about that period of the city’s life. Observing how the spaces are used now one can learn a lot about the people who live there now.

In this particular case, the church is clearly in regular use, and the inside is as ornate and peaceful as one would expect from an Orthodox church. I found out later that the church is not that old, a little over a hundred years, built to accommodate the growing needs of the congregation.

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