December 30, 2019

A Chapel in Cyprus Dedicated to Saint Joseph the Betrothed

In the center of the city of Limassol in Cyprus stands a beautiful and picturesque chapel, unique in its architecture and decoration, dedicated to Saint Joseph the Betrothed. Despite the fact that it adjoins much taller and more modern buildings, this chapel manages to stand out. Following the style of the three-aisled, cruciform church, construction on the chapel began in 2006 and was completed in 2009. Its distinctive feature is the decoration of its exterior walls, alternating rows of red bricks and white stone. The chapel's outer courtyard is paved with a special type of tile imported from China. All around the yard is enclosed with a stone wall and a decorative railing. The result is a unique type of temple, creating a modern image, based on traditional elements of ecclesiastical architecture.