The Historical Sites

Northern Church

The Northern Church has two sections: the altar and a nave (the central part of the church) that are separated by the chancel screen. It has two entrances, in the northern and western walls. A colored mosaic includes geometric designs with the cross marks depicted at their corners and center within a surrounding frame.

A distinguishing feature of the church is a complete Greek inscription set in a mosaic floor. It reads: “By the help of the grace of Christ our God the whole monastery was constructed in the time of Rhotorius, the most God-beloved Presbyter and Abbot. May God the Savior give him mercy”. The church was restored according to international charters, and a reversible shelter was added to protect its beautiful mosaic floor.