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Agios Ambrosios Agias Elisabeth Agiou Georgiou
Agios Efraim    

The country church of Agios Georgios

In the old village of Ktiri, standing at a distance of about 6 kilometres from the village, lies the country church of "Agios Georgios" (St. George) in a beautiful venue.

It is a small, beautiful church with its wonderful frescos as its particular characteristic, covering all the area of the old, original temple.
It is a Basilica with a single aisle and a tiled roof with two angles, built in the 14th century.

Externally the church does not present anything special or impressive. It is a simple structure, 12 meters long, 3 meters wide, and a two-angled roof. However, in its interior one can realise the true value -from an architectural point of view -of this church, if we view this temple as an ancient Christian monument.

The church is internally illuminated through three entrances, two in the south and one in the west wall, as well as by a small window in the niche of the pulpit.

The original church was 6 X 3 meters and was built in the 14th century, as the frescoes that are on its roof and two side-walls testify, depicting scenes from the life of Jesus (Birth, Crucifixion, the Removal from the Cross, Resurrection), the lives of St. George and other Saints, along with representations from the Holy Bible. An expansion of the church occurred later on.

The main temple is separated from the Bema by the new screen that was constructed recently. However, what stands out in the Bema are the frescoes of Christ, the Virgin Mary, and of "Ioannis O Prodromos" (John the precursor, meaning John the Baptist) that are found in the only niche of the chancel, a work of the same hagiographer that "narrated" the rest of the church. Also very impressive is the Holy Altar that is in the bema and consists of a pillar with a capital, also being the base of the Holy Altar.

The country church of S. George has a liturgy both during the Saint's Day on the 23rd of April, which is transferred on Easte Monday, as well as on the 3rd of November when the removal of the holy relics of St. George "the seed" is celebrated.