Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Another hidden church

 One could never tell from the outside that there is a fascinating church inside. Our jaw dropped, we were in awe, another amazingly beautiful rock-cut church.

 Notice that entrance, it is definitely cut by man, not nature. This is one of the tell tale signs that a church exists in there.

This is a fascinating church, cut in the rock. The Bible in the book of Obadiah 1:3 speaks of people, 'you who live in the clefts of the rocks, and make your home on the heights...' so people have lived and worshipped in caves thousands of years ago. The entrance doesn't look like much but upon entering inside, it opens up into this magnificent structure. The amazing thing was there are no frescoes just red markings on the walls. A few churches in Cappadocia have this distinct red cross hatch paintings on them. It makes for a great variety and raises more questions, why? No one knows. We couldn't stop taking pictures of every scrap of paint.

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