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Byzantine Monuments – Bucharest

HFC–Bucharest participates in the Night of Cultural Institutes in Bucharest – a EUNIC event – with the exhibition “Early Christian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessaloniki” and the documentary “The Return.”
June 19 – July 3, 2015
Spaţiul Public European
Str. Vasile Lascăr, nr. 31

The documentary “The Return,” is directed by Giorgos Skantalari and produced by Desproduction and the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki, 2014.

The exhibition of the early Christian and Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki is presented with the support of the European Commission in Bucharest and at the initiative of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture in Odessa. The exhibition is presented in digital format with explanatory texts, featuring the fifteen monuments of Thessaloniki which are listed as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites:

– Monuments of the Early Christian period (4th to 6th century).

– Monuments of the dark centuries of the Middle Byzantine period (7th-13th century).

– Monuments of the Late Byzantine period (1204-1453).

Production: Hellenic Foundation for Culture – Odessa
Text: Dr. Flora Karagiannis, archaeologist
Photographs: Ministry of Culture and Tourism – Archive of the 9th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities, Flora Karagiannis, Sofronis Paradeisopoulos, Sotiris Haidemenos; Art direction and graphic design: Christina Pavlidou, Akron Aoton.

The Byzantine Icon

– A Window to the Soul

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” – the opening words of Scripture. In many of the prayers of the Christian Church, including the Nicene Creed, God is designated as the Creator of the visible and the invisible. This polarity – heaven and earth, visible and invisible, body and soul, matter and spirit – is a basic duality that is central to the Christian faith. The visible body, anchored on earth in matter, longs for liberation to attain the invisible heaven and the realm of the spirit.

Pantocrator Icon, Greek, Temple Gallery, London.
Pantocrator Icon, Greek, Temple Gallery, London.

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