Monday, September 3, 2012

A Fresco Depicting Feasts from September 1-9


The above portion of a fresco comers from the Chapel of St. Demetrios at Vatopaidi Monastery on Mount Athos. Beginning with the top left all the way to the bottom right, it depicts the following: St. Symeon the Stylite (Sept. 1), the martyrdom of St. Mamas (Sept. 2), the martyrdom of St. Anthimos of Nikomedia (Sept. 3), the martyrdom of St. Babylas and the three children with him (Sept. 4), the martyrdom of St. Zachariah the father of St. John the Baptist (Sept. 5), the martyrdom of St. Sozon (Sept. 7), Sts. Joachim and Anna (Sept. 9), and the nativity of the Theotokos (Sept. 8).

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